mattdenisonconfused

Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

Untitled Lady Gaga #1

In Lady Gaga on 06/06/2010 at 2:07 pm

I worked on this video for about a month… I was stupid and should have waited for Alejandro to be released…

Advertisements

Follow Confused Expression of Facebook!

In Facebook on 05/08/2010 at 8:33 pm

I’ve set up a Facebook page for my blog, mainly out of boredom-ness, but also so you can receive updates there instead of from Twitter… because I fucking find Twitter to be one of the most useless websites out there.

Click here to “Like” Confused Expression on Facebook! (What the fuck happened to ‘Become a fan!?’)

Virtual Makeover

In websites on 04/13/2010 at 8:26 pm

So, as you can see I’ve been a little bored, because I’ve found this bizarre site that allows you to change your hairstyle (they do have guys haircuts, but I decided I wanted Rihanna’s hair style), add eyeliner, lips gloss, and so on, it’s just a fun way to waste you time and to see wtf you come up with. Click here to change your look.

I know, I’m obsessed.

In Joan Crawford, Photography on 04/10/2010 at 10:43 am

Last night I discovered joancrawfordbest.com which has an AMAZING collection of photographs starting with the only recorded photo of her as a child to the latest one that led to her becoming very reclusive in her Manhattan apartment. Here are some of my favorites!

Crawford v. Winslet

In Celebrities, Film, Joan Crawford, Kate Winslet on 02/28/2010 at 5:41 am

So it seems HBO has grabbed Warner Bros. classic film Mildred Pierce starring one of my favorite actresses, Joan Crawford, to turn it into a miniseries and are replacing Crawford with Kate Winslet. This will probably be one of the few remakes that will ever occur that I will approve of. I’m really sick of cheap remakes that collect audiences based purely on seeing their beloved classic remastered and modernized. Winslet seems to be a woman of style and wouldn’t have taken a role if it wasn’t worth while as most of her films have been great successes in the past few years.

A film that is rumored to being remade soon is Gone with the Wind, which possibly will be starring Rachel McAdams and Hugh Jackman. I don’t know how the hell Hollywood is going to make Jackman and McAdams better than film legends Vivienne Leigh and Clark Gable…but it’s definitely a failure I would pay to see.

The Death of Natasha Richardson

In Celebrities on 02/23/2010 at 4:00 pm

It’s hard to believe Natasha Richardson died almost a year ago this coming March. I remember I was in ‘Writing Essay about Literature,’ when my friend, Jett, told me of her accidentthat later resulted in her death. I think the only movie I ever saw her in was Parent Trap featuring the little non-slut Lohan in the ’90’s, which, I thought, she played wonderfully. Here are a few pictures from the funeral I found on the internet of Natasha’s funeral in memory of her passing one year later. Unfortunately, in 2009, the world lost a lot of talented people in the entertainment business, hopefully it won’t be a reoccurring theme this year.

One of my favorite Richard Avedons

In Photography, Richard Avedon on 02/20/2010 at 6:29 pm

Richard Avedon took this photograph during the height of Elizabeth Taylor’s career in New York City (c. 1964) it is especially famous for the feathers in her hair.

Now, Voyager

In Film on 02/12/2010 at 3:21 pm

My most recent movie on Netflix, Now, Voyager, (starring Bette Davis who was nominated for an Oscar) was one of the best films I have ever seen. I really don’t know how to explain the emotional connection I had with the film but I cried MY EYES OUT during the entire film. I’m astounded by how much films have drastically changed since black and white films ruled the screen, it seems as if there’s more of a movement towards realism as opposed to simply telling a wonderful story about two people in love. Normally, I never ever cry in movies, I think the last movie I cried in was when I was 12 watching Airbud as the kid left his golden retriever (which my family had at the time) on and island. I cried throughout this entire movie and then SOBBED during the final minute of the film. I read a review on Netflix that really hit me as far as how tactless a lot of contemporary films have gotten over time… In Now, Voyager, Bette Davis’ love interest, Paul Henreid, experience ‘sexual intimacy’ not by obviously stating tactlessly (of course because the film was made in 1942) but it was conveyed by the way in which he lit their cigarettes, which were both placed in his mouth then put into hers. Isn’t there much more craft and skill put into film-making when you have to think of how to convey the message subtly and tactfully? Believe me, it’s not because I don’t want to see a full on sex scene on the big screen, because, at times, who doesn’t? But there’s just so much more of expression of talent, skill, thought process, and intelligence that is put into film when the filmmaker isn’t stating the obvious that these two people want to have sex and then do it. As the audience, I like to watch a movie and think.