Congratulations to all the Golden Globes winners, but especially Anya Taylor-Joy, who is so brilliant in The Queen’s Gambit that I’ll never be over it.
Today would have been David Niven’s 111th birthday. I know he was an Oscar-winning actor (1959’s Separate Tables) and a writer and served in the British army in WWII, but when I think of David Niven, I will always think of this.
Happy birthday, Harry Belafonte! In his honor, my favorite uses of his music, from one of my favorite movies, Beetlejuice.
They had never seen it, so last night I treated my parents to the delightful Catch Me If You Can. According to Wikipedia, several other directors were considered before Steven Spielberg decided to do it himself; one of those directors was David Fincher, and hoo boy, I can’t help wondering how that would have turned out. As it stands, it’s an entertaining-as-hell movie, with winning performances and an iconic score from John Williams. It only received two Oscar nominations – Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken) and Best Original Score – but it is still one of my favorite films of 2002.
And finally, happy 78th birthday to The Who’s Roger Daltrey!!