I missed the Golden Globes but I'm busy trying to see new movies before the next round of awards. I've got a lot of catching up to do!
Wow! What a creative and artistic life, Naomi! So good that your parents gave to you the opportunity to went to the theatre, concerts, ballet, opera and so on.
I love so much reading your posts and reviews about films! I remember you did a good post about Matthew McConaughey about his performance on the drama "Dallas Buyers Club" in December 01, 2013. I am glad he wins Best Actor at the Golden Globes! I am glad also that Jacqueline Bisset won an award at the Golden Globes for Best Performance for her role as Lady Cremone in television series “Dancing On Edge,”. She is gorgeous and a fantastic actress! I don't had yet the opportunity to see that serie, but I would love to see it. Thanks, Naomi, for sharing this great post!
I wish I had seen the awards but have had to put up with small clips. Good to hear someone come to Jacqueline Bisset's defense who knows the background.
You have never steered me wrong so I will see if Netflix has it available.
This was very interesting as I watch almost no TV but I do read about most of what's on. I hadn't heard about the Starz series but sounds like something I'd like. We do have that when we are in Oregon and I'll watch for it. I also want to see the Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey detective series (I like them both). But again it will have to wait for returning to Oregon. I would watch more probably but never know until something is over that it was even on...
How exciting for Ms Bisett. She was the epitome of beauty when we were newly weds- although my husband appreciated her turning her jaguar into a planter more than I did.
We missed the Globes this year- I greatly appreciated it in the past- some wonderful moments- but this year- I did not want to deal with the high percentage of obvious under-the influence behavior.
Thank you for the kind review of Ms Bisett's acceptance speech. When I finally got to watch it- my first reaction was one of embarrassment for her. Maybe I should rethink that. Over her career- she's earned more accolades than she's received.
I was delighted for Jacqueline Bisset that she won a Golden Globe - I found her speech very entertaining since it was not the typical thank you to everyone in world. Although those speeches are fine, too. I had not heard that her speech had been picked apart - so I just looked it up. Indeed it has been. I chalked it up to her being nervous and it seems that she was, from what she said in interviews after.
I love watching the Golden Globes - I get so many ideas of DVDs to get from Netflix. Thank you for the recommendation of Dancing on the Edge - I'll definitely order that one.
What a beautiful and insightful take on Ms. Bisset's speech! Not being in show business, I had no inkling of all the emotions at play. I was like too many in thinking she might have been a little tipsy, but now I can so see all that she must have been thinking, remembering and having all that jumble together. Thank you for a much kinder and likely more realistic take on what happened.
I didn't watch the Golden Globes, I really try to stay away from all those self congratulatory award shows, and usually I have never heard of the people on the stage. However I agree with you that Jaqueline Bisset is absolutely gorgeous, but I wish she had brushed her hair before leaving home.
How wonderful for you to spend so much time being taken to Broadway shows. I live live theatre too, but have never been to one on Broadway. Only a couple of shows in London's West End, and then more here in Toronto. Did you keep all the show programmes? They would be worth a fortune on the collector's market now!
BTW that enormous naked lady in your first photo is a little risque isn't she! I love her!
I didn't see the Globes this year -- Downton conflict! But I'll have to google her speech. I haven't heard of this series but I'll have to go on a hunt for it -- if it's British it sounds like my cup of tea!
I came here hoping to read EXACTLY what you wrote! Ohh I am soo FURIOUS at the cracks about Ms. Bisset's speech. I cried and felt the many stories behind her words and pauses. I hope I can find that show she is in. UNAPPRECIATED TALENT and she looked STUNNING! I wanted to hug her and maybe buy her a stiff drink. Most MOVING part of the GG.
I saw in your last post that you had a nice New Year’s Eve party and I am glad – it is so good to have dear friends around.
As for Jacqueline Bisset I always thought she was one of the most beautiful actresses I had ever seen, and talented too. I have not seen this series but will try to find it. I did see her during the award and did not understand her speech too much but I was pleased that she did win. I was also very pleased that Cate Blanchett won for Blue Jasmine as her performance was wonderful.
You have seen such great shows when you were growing up. My mother also took me to see shows in Paris, but mostly musicals and operas, but nothing like what you saw, and the actors and singers I saw are not that well known in the US, maybe apart from Edith Piaf, Yves Montand and Jacques Brel. It was so good for your father to take you to Broadway.
Have you ever considered writing a book? What amazing things to experience! And you write so vividly.
She is 69 and that is what she really looks like? Wow!
I will check out that series. Good on you for spotting Jennifer Lawrence, I think she is truly talented.
I have always liked Jacqueline Bisset and have always wondered where she went and why she didn't get more parts. (Her and Geneviève Bujold). Who can forget the buzz she created in The Deep with the wet tee shirt (so tame by today's standards). I loved her acceptance speech because I thought it was so authentic and unrehearsed, but I couldn't believe the walk she had to take. I am always heartened by stars who don't do plastic surgery, like Bisset and Keaton.
I loved you lead in. You brought us right into your home/life.
I don't know that much about California geography but it seems to me that fire is entirely too close to you. Hope you and your home are safe and that the smoke is not giving you too much grief. Stay safe.
I always come to your blog to get some great advice about what movies to see. I have been reading your blog for years and love it.
I love both of them too. I never see movies anymore, unless they are on HBO. I need to remedy that. We just hooked up a new DVD/CD player and I mean to use it!!
I haven't seen the Golden Globes, although it's probably available on catchup over here.
I commented on the original series when it was broadcast here about a year ago and has a broad resemblance to some real events with a different character. I think the real person was called Leslie Hutchinson. There's some old Pathe footage of him here, playing in London:
I usually like Poliakoff's studies of people and he has some loyal ensemble cast that show up in some of his TV plays.
He wrote a fascinating 'slow TV' drama called 'Shooting the Past' which I recommend if you can get a Netflix of it.
In DOTE I found the posh people and the musos mixing in ways that may have been a bit unusual, but the result created some good drama.
Interesting that you picked up on it!
Oh - and Nine Stories just arrived!
I loved Chiwetel Ejiofor in Kinky Boots. He certainly is versitile, isn't he? There's not many actors who can portray the character he did in Kinky Boots and then do Mandela!
I hope you're well.
Ah, of course, its Idris Elba who lays Mandela not Chiwetel Ejiofor... Both excellent actors though.
I wrote my comment and then had trouble with Google. Have sorted that but hope my comment got through. I'll be back later to check. Hey ho!
As I was saying when Google chose to interrupt me:
You were blessed to come from so artistic a background and environment and we are equally blessed to have the benefit of your knowledge, experience, history - to say nothing of your many faceted talent.
They say the best things in life are free and what you give to us Naomi is priceless.
I'm hoping soon to acquire a tablet and then can stream some of the wonderful films I have been missing.
Doesn't Jacqueline look great?
Name: OldOldLady Of The Hills
Location: Los Angeles, California