I have failed to see many (most?) of the Oscar-nominated movies this year, alas, in time for the Academy Awards. But 1) I have seen The Martian (surprisingly upbeat!) 2) last night we saw Spotlight, as it's out on DVD (devastating, wonderful!) 3) I did see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is nominated for film editing, and 4) I read Brooklyn, by Colm Toibin, and will seek out the movie when I can.
Likewise, I will seek out the books for the other movies based on books, and I suppose this was part of my delay, wanting to read the book first!
Both kids highly recommended The Revenant, and it is still here in town, so, who knows? Maybe we will see it tonight!
Likewise, I could still see some of the other movies if I can find the DVD at the library later today, but...I might not. (As staff, I often feel guilty checking out the newest movies--like Straight Outta Compton--until patrons have had a chance. But that didn't stop me with Spotlight, since there were multiple copies left at closing time!) I have seen Cinderella, nominated for costume design. Yes! Fabulous gowns, and, yes, I might watch the Oscars, especially the red-carpet pre-show, primarily for the gowns.
As it's Slattern Day in the blog, I'm not planning to wash anything but my hair, but I do want to comment on my untidy mind. More than once in the last week, I have signed onto the Internet intending to do one thing, then checked social media, attended to email duties, etc., and forgotten to do the one thing before signing out...and having to sign back on to fulfill my duty or intention. Sigh...
"You must change your life," said Rilke. So that's what I keep doing. I've been an encyclopedia editor, a poetry editor, an actor and director, a library clerk, and an assistant professor of English. Now I'm a freelancer, work part time in a library, blog "eight days a week," study the random, tend perennials, and listen to birdsong.