Friday, February 20, 2009

Oscar Fever - The Wrestler



Going to see this today so I'll havve seen all the nominees except The Reader which I won't bother with.

Rourke absolutely dominates the screen. A tour de force of acting. I can't see how he could help but win Best Actor (sorry, Langella) but I'm still giiving Frost / Nixon "Best Picture".



And here's the magic year 1995 again, the year Pluto entered Sagittarius and a new cycle began which just ended last year when Pluto entered Cappie. Rourke quit his boxing career in 1995 to return to acting and 13 years later voila, c'est ca.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think I would cry through the whole movie, since alot of feel the way he does, but he doesnt' give up, gives it last shot. Great performance.

Moreen Murray said...

I think its a sure thing for Mickey - Hollywood loves a comeback - he is in one of my favourite movies ever - "Diner".

Queen of Wands said...

I identified with the wrestler because of his physical setback. You can overcome mental and emotional blocks but sometimes you can't overcome a physical injury lik my torn core muscle. I have a lot more sympathy now for guys who have war wounds, too. When I see someone in a movie take a fall or get hit by a car or object I can hardly bear to watch it.