Haunting Visions: Woodhouse – A Short Film

haunting visions

Woodhouse 

A Short Film

Post Created by Jennifer Kiley

Posted on Friday 20th June 2014

BELIEVING OR MAKE-BELIEVING. IMAGINATION. FANTASY. WHY DO OTHERS THINK WHAT IS IN YOUR IMAGINATION IS N0T REAL? FOLLOWING A DREAM INTO THE UNKNOWN. INTO THE WILDERNESS OUT INTO THE OLD BACK WOODS. SOMETHING UNNAMED CAN EXIST.  ❤  jkm

Woodhouse – Fred Rowson

The Woodhouse Nature Reserve, South East London. It’s a sprawling hectare of knotted ivy and mossy tree stumps. And while its edges are speckled with rusting tins and damp takeaway boxes, its interior is verdant, untouched. There, beyond the padlocked gates some thing, some creature is living.

Presented by FILM LONDON and TREAD SOFTLY FILMS, with support from BLINK PRODUCTIONS and the KEVIN SPACEY FOUNDATION

:: WINNER: Film London Best of Boroughs Shorts Award ::
:: OFFICIAL SELECTION: London Film Festival 2013 ::
:: OFFICIAL SELECTION: London Short Film Festival 2014 ::

Visit: woodhousefilm.co.uk
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twitter.com/woodhousefilm
treadsoftlyfilms.com

Written and Directed by Fred Rowson fredrowson.com

Thank you to all of the people who worked so hard on this film

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I ❤ Short FILMS

Nomination: Most Influential Blogger Award

Nomination: Most Influential Blogger Award
11th Wednesday December 2013
Posted by ‘the secret keeper’ aka Jennifer Kiley

Thanks to the wonderful blogger, songtothesirens, whose blog is A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole, I have been nominated for the Most Influential Blogger Award. It is both humbling and an honor that she would think of my blog for this award. Thank you so much! I truly enjoy your blog, and have found it to be an honest look at living out loud. Thanks…. Anyway, I have to answer some questions, and then nominate some fellow bloggers for being as Inspiring. Okay, here goes:

1. If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?

Inequality on all levels, including monetarily.

2. What do you turn to when in need of inspiration?

I look for my muse & trust I will find what I need to express what I want to create.

3. Name one person, alive or dead, who has influenced you most.

John Lennon

4. What’s your favorite quote?

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” ― Robert Fulghum

5. Share one key insight that has helped you most in your writing.

If you let go of worrying whether you will have something to write, you need to believe & just let the writing begin, it will come.

6. Are rules made to be broken?

Of course they are. No one can think of every reason why a rule should be made & when a day may come when it needs to be changed or eliminated altogether.

7. What does democracy stand for as far as you’re concerned?

It is a government that assures all the people will be treated equally. All people will be treated properly with respect. All people will be cared for, meeting the needs of all according to the needs of one. All people will be protected, given adequate housing, clothing, food, education, opportunity to earn a living &/or cared for in an equal way as all others in society are cared for. All people shall be protected from harm by others. Reasonable rules will be created bring about this protection. No unreasonable incarcerations. The government will create those who will help in protecting the population & all will be treated equally in the treatment to protect. Officials of the government will be elected to offices that are needed to make the government run smoothly. The elected officials will work together in a harmonious fashion & create solutions to anything the people need to make their lives more comfortable & liveable. The government will work for the people & answer to them. If they do not carry out the duties of their office they will be removed & replaced with another person who is willing to work within the government in a cooperative manner.

8. Something you wish could be done ASAP?

To equalize the wealth of the world so that it works for everyone & not be in the hands of only the few. [This would follow once the first is accomplished. Bringing peace to all countries of the world. Create a world of harmony.]

9. If we respect everyone’s opinion as valid, where does that leave hate speech?

Hate speech is not valid. It insights to cause harm, injury & possibly death. Opinions that educate are one thing but dogmatic language or violent influences go beyond the realm of an open discussion. It tends to be coming from a place of close mindedness, without any interest in debate or discussion.

10. Do you think online media will replace print in the next few decades?

No. There is a need for hard copy books & hand held images that are printed out. What if the world lost all power? We would need the backup, the way it was before the technological age.

11. What is the main thing you want to achieve as a blogger?

Freedom of expression. Create a base to help change society for good. To make available information, entertainment, education on many issues & to have others enjoy what I present & to learn from what I present myself & anyone else that cares to see, look, listen, learn, & enjoy. To bring fun & art to anyone who would like to see it, read it, absorb it, and make it part of their experience of life.

The people I have nominated are wonderful & inspiring people, but if anyone does not want to accept the award that is okay. I just want you to know that I find inspiration from all of you on many levels. I was to choose ten blogs. Those I chose do not state I feel less about the other blogs I follow but the people here have helped me develop my confidence to keep expanding & creating more on my blog. I have even expanded & now write for Expats Post. An online publication for creative expression. I write film reviews & all things cinema, commentaries & eventually poetry. I would love if the people who enjoy ‘the secret keeper’ will check out what goes on at Expats. I will write more about this in the future.

Now I want to offer the Most Influential Blogger Award to the following ten bloggers.

1. Ben’s Scribbles Brilliant poet. Inspirational. Gives support and encouragement. Very generous. You will find a depth in his poetry. His Haiku is brilliantly constructed. I feel such uplifting support from him. Now that I am getting my strength back, I will be making an effort to spend more time investigating outside of my own work.

2. Bipolarmuse Always supportive. A great listener. Great at making people aware & helps to end the stigma around bipolar. Open. A good person & caring. She has given me so much support when I have needed it.

3. John Coyote A deep soul. He has given me real support. A great poet. Cares about the people in his life. I feel blessed he has come into my life. His poetry is always moving & has the energy from his soul contained within the words.

4. Mackenzie’s Dragonsnest She is there for me & gives me strength. If not for her I don’t know how I would have made it through all I have had to endure over the past 6 yrs. An intelligent, creative, sensitive genius. Makes dragons come alive for the world which enables Magic to be accepted as Real. A published author & a very dedicated writer & takes good care of our family.

5. Marta Pelrine-Bacon A gifted artist & writer. Has a lively imagination & a gentle soul. With the struggles she had to work through, she came out strong. She takes on the education of her students. An inspired writer. Her new book “The Blue Jar” was a blessing to read & kept me on edge until the last word.

6. Sophie Bowns A marvelous writer. I followed one of her books to the end. It was a thoroughly absorbing novel. Always responsive to her fans comments. We developed a rapport. After each chapter I would leave a comment. Her novel became my bedtime story. She has a new one I am about to start reading. She is a great story teller & a good listener. I have been going through some health issues & Sophie has been very responsive to letting me share. She had characters that were going through some of what I had experienced. She gave me quite the surprise with her ending.

7. Waking Spiral The quotations perfect, the philosopher with deep wisdom, writer with inspiration, poet with the concise words & artist of the most amazing mandalas, tarot & other paintings created from a brilliant imagination.

8. Retireediary Michael is a true supporter of my creating & I love the journey I vicariously get to take when I visit his posts filled with the most beautiful photography from all over the world. One can get lost for an endless amount of time getting lost in the colors & beauty.

9. Vampiremaman Ah, this lady writes some of the most intriguing stories. I feel at home on her blog posts. They give me a sense of comfort. It is good place to go to get one’s bearings again.

10. Karen R Sanderson She gave me some great advice through my partner I didn’t take at the time. A great writer of poetry & short stories. Believes editing is an essential good. Through her, I came to that realization which has benefited me & brought me to a more critical place in my own writing. She has a great influence on my partner which in turn has a positive effect on me.

It is your choice to accept or not the award for your blog. Know that your work is inspiring. Your blogs are unique, creative & deserving of the Most Influential Blogger Award.

This is the award here: most-influential-blogger

For those who have been nominated, if you’d like to accept the award,
You need to do the following:

1. Display the award on your blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who awarded you.
3. Present 10 deserving bloggers with the Award.
4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded with a comment.
5. Answer each of the 11 questions that your awarder asked, and then write 11 for your awardees (or use the same ones if you wish to.)

Here are the questions for each of you:
1. If you could change one thing about our society, what would it be?
2. What do you turn to when in need of inspiration?
3. Name one person, alive or dead, who has influenced you most.
4. What’s your favorite quote?
5. Share one key insight that has helped you most in your writing.
6. Are rules made to be broken?

7. What does democracy stand for as far as you’re concerned?
8. Something you wish could be done ASAP?
9. If we respect everyone’s opinion as valid, where does that leave hate speech?
10. Do you think online media will replace print in the next few decades?
11. What is the main thing you want to achieve as a blogger?

I want to thank songsofthesirens again for her nomination! It was completely unexpected, and is humbly accepted 🙂

The Sessions

The Sessions
Film Review
Written By Jennifer Kiley
Illustrated by j. kiley
Created May 19th 2013
Posted May 19th 2013

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 ‘The Sessions’ leading roles: Helen Hunt – William H. Macy – John Hawkes

This all started with the Oscar-winning film, “Breathing Lessons,” about the life of Mark O’Brien. He contracted polio in childhood and lived life in an Iron Lung which enabled him to breath. His story in this film inspired the new movie “The Sessions,” starring William H. Macy, Helen Hunt, and John Hawkes. Mark O’Brien felt: “The two mythologies about disabled people break down to one: we can’t do anything, or two: we can do everything. But the truth is, we’re just human.” O’Brien was a frequently published journalist and poet, and he contributed to National Public Radio. He fought against illness, bureaucracy and society’s conflicting perceptions of disability for his right to lead an independent life.

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William H. Macy as Father Brendan John Hawkes as Mark O’ Brien confessing

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The film, “The Sessions” is a powerful and emotional film. You’re rooting for him as he moves through the issues of his life that challenge every moment. But it shows that he is human and has the same needs and wants that most humans want from their life. It breaks down your emotions and all the way through shows an understanding and honest and intimate portrayal of a complex, intelligent, beautiful and interesting person, who happens to be disabled.

There is a poem, that Mark O’Brien wrote, that is used in the film that speaks to the soul. The words reflect his inner feelings that will melt your heart. In the poem they used , it is so descriptive of what he feels inside, and how he would express those feelings. Throughout the film, he has long, intense conversations with a new priest to his parish and within the film it is made obvious his extremely strong belief in God.

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Which at times made him question every decision he would make in order to satisfy his goals in life. One in particular, he has been feeling the strongest need to accomplish. The same kind of goal most humans want to achieve and satisfy. That goal has to do with being loved and in the expression of that love, to be able to be intimate with another human being. The Sessions is a provocative film which helps to define life. Its questions and its meaning.


The Sessions Movie CLIP – Poem (2012) – Helen Hunt Movie HD

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The biggest question on Mark’s mind is whether he will live his entire life never knowing the sexual intimacy with another person. In his case, the love and sexual satisfaction of sharing a complete sexual experience with a women. This is where the film takes on the most caring elements ever. The performances of Helen Hunt and John Hawkes are so believable and intimate. You weren’t sure what to root for. Helen’s role is that of playing a sexual surrogate. She has a family. It is an endearing profession that she has chosen. Quite confounding and compassionate maintaining a personal life and a professional life where it is inhuman not to have natural human feelings surface, both physical and emotional, as well as spiritual.

If you want to see a film, where the characters are real, and you feel their reality as they are living it out on the screen, this is the film for you. You need to check any moralistic judgement at the door. That wasn’t a problem for me. I felt what was happening was essential, human, caring, loving and a necessary sharing for all those directly involved.


THE SESSIONS Trailer 2012 Movie – Official [HD]

I don’t want to give any of the film away but it is brilliant, intimate, humorous, makes you want to cry and smile all at once. You really aren’t sure who or what you should be encouraging. You feel their feelings so tenderly. I have now seen this film, The Sessions, and took from it a feeling that one can be healed. I am not talking about his polio, but his inner being. I will not say what happens but I will recommend this film. As Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel use to say: “Two Thumbs Up.” Get this film. Buy It. Rent It. Stream It. Watch It On Demand. If you haven’t seen it in a theatre or if you have, see it again. Sometime in the near future it will become part of our collection. It is a film that has great value in seeing it more than once.

I will add it teaches you something about your own body, that if you didn’t already know, it deserves to be honoured and loved as part of your whole self. How to reach that union is something that I think many of us would like to do that have not really experienced that complete connection. I’m not saying that in the case of this film, what happens, but it does teach as well as gives the viewer a magnificent experience of looking inward. It is delightful that you get to share the joys, discussions, fears, anxieties, hopes, rejection, being ignored, having no power, being human and frail and tough and fighting to survive every minute of your life.

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Helen Hunt as Cheryl a sexual surrogate in bed with Mark

 

Whether we need to be in an Iron Lung most of our lives or have lived a life that has been traumatized through other means or to have lived whatever life you have lived, this film will show you the way to what being equal is all about and that having a disability does not take away your being human and having human needs, wants, desires, beliefs, dreams, imagination, satisfaction, creativity and so much more. We are in this all together. We need to support one another. If one thing, Mark O’Brien, may have been put in an Iron Lung when he was a child, but he kept on living as if that Iron Lung was just something he had to accept. His life continued with all a humans’ hopes and dreams.

After watching this film, I would say he attained so much more than most people would expect. If for just sheer curiosity, to see a film that has the issue of sex right out there on the table, that alone should peek your cat like instinctual drive, this film is AMAZING. It is more than it could be and nothing less than it should be.

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Helen Hunt and John Hawkes in ‘The Sessions’

I intend to see it again some time soon. I do need to still make it through the rest of the Oscar/BAFTA nominated films. I saw “Hitchcock.” The one surrounding the making of the film “PSYCHO,” that kept people out of the shower for quite some time. I was way too young when I first saw it at the neighbor’s house across the street. The girl who lived there walked me to the middle of the street. We lived in a cul de sac, so there wasn’t any traffic.

We stood there, afraid to move from that spot. Until we decided we would count to three and go to our own houses. One. Two. Three. We tore to the kitchen doors of our houses, screaming the entire way and rushed into our houses slamming the doors behind us. Both having been too young and terrified to watch such a film as PSYCHO, alone, in the dark, watching bloody murders being committed. I still cannot watch that damned shower scene or pretty much most of the rest of the film after Janet Leigh arrives at the Bates Motel.

Helen Mirren played the role of Alfred Hitchcock’s wife opposite, the unidentifiable, Anthony Hopkins. She deserved the Oscar and I do believe she won the BAFTA, will have to check. But she played the second in command, who without her I firmly believe that Hitchcock’s genius would not have been held so firmly. She deserved credit in the film CREDITS but now everyone knows who have seen HITCHCOCK and THE GIRL. “The Girl” was made for HBO. The very British, Sienna Miller played Tippi Hedren, the actress who starred in Hitchcock’s “The Birds” and “Marnie.” Read my post on Tippi Hedren to find out more on that subject and the post, “Alfred Hitchcock: Man or Beast.” Do feel free to use the search box to locate anything related to all and anything located on “the secret keeper.”

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So, sorry, got a bit distracted. It made me realize I need to spend more time reviewing films on “the secret keeper.”

Anyway, back on track, do see THE SESSIONS. You will never know what you have missed if you do not. And you would have missed TOO MUCH. 5 * * * * * Review by Jennifer Kiley


Maksim Mrvica – Tonci Huljic: Passionata

QUOTATIONS on INTIMACY/TOUCHING/FEELINGS:

“Fall off the edge of the earth and crash into euphoria.” — Unknown

“I mean you can leave it at love and attraction, or can you can make it complicated, like most people do” — “The Sessions”

“The meaning of love. Love is a journey.” — “The Sessions”

“I never expected it. Nor did she. But that’s often how things turn out” — “The Sessions”

“Let me touch you with my words
For my hands lie limp as empty gloves
Let my words stroke your hair
Slide down your back and tickle your belly
For my hands, light and free-flying as bricks
Ignore my wishes and stubbornly refuse to carry out my quietest desires.
Let my words enter your mind, bearing torches
Admit them willingly into your being
So they may caress you gently within.”
— “The Sessions” by Mark O’Brien

“Sex makes everything complicated. As much as people want to believe sex can be carefree and casual, someone always gets attached. It’s inevitable.” — unknown

Deconstructing Woody

Deconstructing Woody:
Woody Allen Relevant as Ever
Created by jk the secret keeper
Created & Posted 04.06.13

Woody Allen invites the legendary conservative icon William Buckley on his show. Discuss the late 1960s and take questions from the audience. Quality of tape not great but visually okay. Conversations and answers are quite amusing and laugh out loud funny. Some of the discussion is actually relevant to today. jk the secret keeper


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An interview of Woody Allen by a French Journalist. Some of the interview is in French (en Francais) when the interviewer is just speaking to the audience. Woody speaks English with French subtitles. Quite understandable if you only speak English. You do not miss the content of the interview. It does not interfere listening through the French. Very Enjoyable. A great many clips from Woody’s films which are entertaining and memorable, especially if you are regular viewer of his films but fun even if you haven’t seen a great many of his films. I’m an avid fan so it is fun for me to see so many of those moments from so many of his films from the past. I have watched and been a fan of Woody Allen’s since forever and have seen all of his films. I wish there was a way to see what he did before he became a film maker. That was long before my time. I found this video quite enlightening and entertaining. I feel this video and what it discusses is quite relevant to the world of today. Woody discusses pretty much everything you can think of in this interview. jk the secret keeper


Woody Allen (Rare Interview 1979 — 61mn.) by a French Journalist

I will add the comment that I support him and find that we share a great deal in common in relation to our thinking and beliefs in life and the relevancy of the views we have on life. The controversy he went through many years back I feel was blown out of proportion. What he may have done, many of those in my life feel they cannot respect him and when I mention my love for his films they reject wanting to have anything to do with him. Everyone believes what they will and likes what they will like. I believe Woody and have enjoyed him though out my life. I am also a huge fan of Mia Farrow and was greatly disappointed that their relationship had to end the way in which it did. Life has gone on. Woody is happy with his wife and their children. They are enjoying their lives together. That is what is important. I will not apologize for my belief in him.

I am fascinated with his interest in psychoanalysis and portraying it in his films. We both share that fascination. Being analyzed has been quite important in my life. To understand one’s self is quite enlightening and it helps to live one’s life more fully.

I hope you take the time to view the complete video. If not all at once. Do come back and listen as you have the time. It will be well worth your time. jk the secret keeper

QUOTATIONS on COMEDY:

“Life doesn’t make any sense, and we all pretend it does. Comedy’s job is to point out that it doesn’t make sense, and that it doesn’t make much difference anyway.”
― Eric Idle

“My tendency to make up stories and lie compulsively for the sake of my own amusement takes up a good portion of my day and provides me with a peace of mind not easily attainable in this economic climate.” ― Chelsea Handler

“It’s like a fairy tale. . . on crack!” ― Hillary DePiano

“[Comedies], in the ancient world, were regarded as of a higher rank than tragedy, of a deeper truth, of a more difficult realization, of a sounder structure, and of a revelation more complete. The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man…. Tragedy is the shattering of the forms and of our attachments to the forms; comedy, the wild and careless, inexhaustible joy of life invincible.” ― Joseph Campbell

“He stares at me, and then leans back in his chair. “He’s ill, Jacob.”
I say nothing.
“He’s a paragon schnitzophonic.”
“He’s what?!”
“Paragon schnitzophonic,” repeats Uncle Al.
“You mean paranoid schizophrenic?”
“Sure. Whatever. But the bottom line is he’s mad as a hatter…”
― Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

“Luck is the bastard child of Fate and Destiny.” ― Carroll Bryant

“Those of you who are not aware of my brilliant career as a stand up comic, I’m not aware of it either so we might well wonder what we’re doing here.” ― Alan Rickman

“Recent studies have shown that approximately 40% of authors are manic depressive. The rest of us just drink.” ― Melodie Campbell

“People who try to pretend they’re superior make it so much harder for those of us who really are.” ― Hyacinth Bucket

“Come here, let me share a bit of wisdom with you.
Have you given much thought to our mortal condition?
Probably not. Why would you? Well, listen.
All mortals owe a debt to death.
There’s no one alive
who can say if he will be tomorrow.
Our fate moves invisibly! A mystery.
No one can teach it, no one can grasp it.
Accept this! Cheer up! Have a drink!
But don’t forget Aphrodite–that’s one sweet goddess.
You can let the rest go. Am I making sense?
I think so. How about a drink.
Put on a garland. I’m sure
the happy splash of wine will cure your mood.
We’re all mortal you know. Think mortal.
Because my theory is, there’s no such thing as life,
it’s just catastrophe.”
― Anne Carson

“Some people fight fire with fire. I’ve found water to be more effective.”
― Adrianne Ambrose, Confessions of a Virgin Sacrifice

“Ever since the robot was first invented, there have been people who swear up and down that this marks the first step towards the fall of man … To be fair, their arguments are backed with scientific fact taken from documentary films such as The Terminator, The Matrix, and RoboCop.” ― Weston Locher, Musings on Minutiae

“Poetry is only the highest eloquence of passion, the most vivid form of expression that can be given to our conception of anything, whether pleasurable or painful, mean or dignified, delightful or distressing. It is the perfect coincidence of the image and the words with the feeling we have, and of which we cannot get rid in any other way, that gives an instant “satisfaction to the thought.” This is equally the origin of wit and fancy, of comedy and tragedy, of the sublime and pathetic.” ― William Hazlitt

“At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.” ― Eric Idle

“I don’t believe in virgin sacrifice. It encourages promiscuity at an early age”
― Adrianne Ambrose, Confessions of a Virgin Sacrifice

“You ever noticed how people who believe in Creationism look really un-evolved? You ever noticed that? Eyes real close together, eyebrow ridges, big furry hands and feet. “I believe God created me in one day”. Yeah, looks like He rushed it”
― Bill Hicks

“Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant, and this white waitress came up to me and said: ‘We don’t serve colored people here.’ “I said: ‘that’s all right, I don’t eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.” ― Dick Gregory

“To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.”
― Stephen Wright

“I live in my own little world. But its ok, they know me here.” ― Lauren Myracle

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”
― Isaac Asimov

“If at first you don’t succeed then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.”
― Steven Wright

“When I was growing up I always wanted to be someone. Now I realize I should have been more specific.” ― Lily Tomlin

“Be what you would seem to be – or, if you’d like it put more simply – never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.” ― Lewis Carroll

Oscar Awarded To:

Oscar Awarded To:
Created by jk secret keeper
Created 02.24.25 Evening
Academy Ceremony Over Exactly At Midnight
Posted 02.25.13 @2:43am EST

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Oscar Awarded To:

WINNERS of the 85th Academy Awards

♥♥♥ jk THINKS WILL WIN

��� SM THINKS WILL WIN

♣♣♣ jk WANTS TO WIN

♫♫♫ SM WANTS TO WIN

😎 😎 😎 WINNER

Best Picture
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♥♥♥ “Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers


Argo Film Trailer —Winner Best Picture 2013

Best Adapted Screenplay
😎 😎 😎 “Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio

Film Editing
😎 😎 😎 “Argo” William Goldenberg

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Best Director
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ “Life of Pi” Ang Lee

Cinematography
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ “Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda

Best Original Score
😎 😎 😎 ♥♥♥ “Life of Pi” Mychael Danna

Achievement in visual effects
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Life of Pi”
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

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Best Actor
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”

Production Design
😎 😎 😎 “Lincoln”
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

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Best Supporting Actor
😎 😎 😎 Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

Best Original Screenplay
😎 😎 😎 “Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino

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Best Actress
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”

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Best Supporting Actress
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”

Makeup
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ “Les Misérables”
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Sound Mixing
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Les Misérables”
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes

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Best Foreign Language Film
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ “Amour” Austria

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Best Original Song
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth


Adele — Skyfall — James Bond 007

Sound Editing (2 winners)
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ “Skyfall” Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♥♥♥ “Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J. Ottosson

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The youngest actor, Quvenzhané Wallis, ever nominated for Best Actress. Here is the poster of the ninth and last of the Best Picture Nominees. They should be added to everyone’s film lists of films to see. Brilliant selection. Brilliant Awards Ceremony. Here she is on the Ellen show. She is so cool.


Quvenzhané Wallis interviewed on the Ellen Show

Best Animated Feature
😎 😎 😎 ��� “Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Costume Design
😎 😎 😎 “Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran

Best Documentary Feature
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ “Searching for Sugar Man”

Best Documentary (Short Subject)
😎 😎 😎 “Inocente”
Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Best Animated Short Film
😎 😎 😎 ��� “Paperman” John Kahrs

Best Live Action Short Film
😎 😎 😎 “Curfew” Shawn Christensen


♥ ♫ ♪ Gary Wright: Dream Weaver, Album/Studio Version HQ ♥ ♫ ♪

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” ― Ingrid Bergman

“Every scene should be able to answer three questions: “Who wants what from whom? What happens if they don’t get it? Why now?” —David Mamet

“A good movie can take you out of your dull funk and the hopelessness that so often goes with slipping into a theatre; a good movie can make you feel alive again, in contact, not just lost in another city. Good movies make you care, make you believe in possibilities again. If somewhere in the Hollywood-entertainment world someone has managed to break through with something that speaks to you, then it isn’t all corruption. The movie doesn’t have to be great; it can be stupid and empty and you can still have the joy of a good performance, or the joy in just a good line. An actor’s scowl, a small subversive gesture, a dirty remark that someone tosses off with a mock-innocent face, and the world makes a little bit of sense. Sitting there alone or painfully alone because those with you do not react as you do, you know there must be others perhaps in this very theatre or in this city, surely in other theatres in other cities, now, in the past or future, who react as you do. And because movies are the most total and encompassing art form we have, these reactions can seem the most personal and, maybe the most important, imaginable. The romance of movies is not just in those stories and those people on the screen but in the adolescent dream of meeting others who feel as you do about what you’ve seen. You do meet them, of course, and you know each other at once because you talk less about good movies than about what you love in bad movies.” ― Pauline Kael, For Keeps: 30 Years at the Movies

“I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much; my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold onto it. And then it flows through me like rain, and I can’t feel anything but gratitude—for every single moment of my stupid, little life. You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure; but don’t worry….you will someday.” ― Alan Ball, American Beauty: The Shooting Script

“In a way, what Tarantino has done with the French New Wave and with David Lynch is what Pat Boone did with rhythm and blues: He’s found (ingeniously) a way to take what is ragged and distinctive and menacing about their work and homogenize it, churn it until it’s smooth and cool and hygienic enough for mass consumption. Reservoir Dogs, for example, with its comically banal lunch chatter, creepily otiose code names, and intrusive soundtrack of campy pop from decades past, is a Lynch movie made commercial, i.e., fast, linear, and with what was idiosyncratically surreal now made fashionably (i.e., “hiply”) surreal […] D. Lynch is an exponentially better filmmaker than Q. Tarantino. For, unlike Tarantino, D. Lynch knows that an act of violence in an American film has, through repetition and desensitization, lost the ability to refer to anything but itself. A better way to put what I just tried to say: Quentin Tarantino is interested in watching somebody’s ear getting cut off; David Lynch is interested in the ear.” ― David Foster Wallace

“A director makes only one movie in his life. Then he breaks it up and makes it again.” ― Jean Renoir

“I want to thank anyone who spends a part of their day creating, I don’t care if it’s a book, a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music – anybody who spends part of their day sharing their experience with us – I think this world would be unlivable without art and I thank you.” ― Steven Soderbergher

“I don’t like the idea of “understanding” a film. I don’t believe that rational understanding is an essential element in the reception of any work of art. Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn’t. If you are moved by it, you don’t need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it.”
― Federico Fellini

And the Winner Is ?

And the WINNER is ?
Post Created by jk the secret keeper
Posted 02.24.13
Sometime after Midnight Sunday AM
Ceremony EST 8pm Till Show Ends
Will Record Winners After Show
New Post For Just the WINNERS Follows This One

And the Oscar Goes To ?

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards

♥♥♥ jk THINKS WILL WIN

��� SM THINKS WILL WIN

♣♣♣ jk WANTS TO WIN

♫♫♫ SM WANTS TO WIN

😎 😎 😎 WINNER

Best Picture
“Amour” Nominees to be determined
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♥♥♥ “Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
“Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
♣♣♣ “Les Misérables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
♫♫♫ “Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
“Silver Linings Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

Best Director
“Amour” Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ “Life of Pi” Ang Lee
��� ♥♥♥ “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
♣♣♣ “Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell

Best Actor
♣♣♣ Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
♥♥♥ Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
Denzel Washington in “Flight”

Best Supporting Actor
♥♥♥ Alan Arkin in “Argo”
��� ♣♣♣ Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”
♫♫♫ Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
😎 😎 😎 Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

Best Actress
♥♥♥ Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams in “The Master”
Sally Field in “Lincoln”
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Animated Feature
😎 😎 😎 ��� “Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
“Frankenweenie” Tim Burton
♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ “ParaNorman” Sam Fell and Chris Butler
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” Peter Lord
♣♣♣ “Wreck-It Ralph” Rich Moore

Cinematography
“Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
“Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ “Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
��� “Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
♥♥♥ “Skyfall” Roger Deakins

Best Adapted Screenplay
😎 😎 😎 “Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Screenplay by David Magee
��� “Lincoln” Screenplay by Tony Kushner
♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Silver Linings Playbook” Screenplay by David O. Russell

Best Original Screenplay
��� ♫♫♫ “Amour” Written by Michael Haneke
😎 😎 😎 “Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino
“Flight” Written by John Gatins
♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Moonrise Kingdom” Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
“Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal

Costume Design
😎 😎 😎 “Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran
��� ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
♫♫♫ “Lincoln” Joanna Johnston
“Mirror Mirror” Eiko Ishioka
“Snow White and the Huntsman” Colleen Atwood

Best Documentary Feature
“5 Broken Cameras”
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
♥♥♥ “The Gatekeepers”
Nominees to be determined
“How to Survive a Plague”
Nominees to be determined
��� ♣♣♣ “The Invisible War”
Nominees to be determined
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ “Searching for Sugar Man”
Nominees to be determined

Best Documentary (Short Subject)
😎 😎 😎 “Inocente”
Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
��� ♫♫♫ “Kings Point”
Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
♥♥♥ “Mondays at Racine”
Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
♣♣♣ “Open Heart”
Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
“Redemption”
Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

Film Editing
😎 😎 😎 “Argo” William Goldenberg
��� ♥♥♥ “Life of Pi” Tim Squyres
“Lincoln” Michael Kahn
♣♣♣ “Silver Linings Playbook” Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
♫♫♫ “Zero Dark Thirty” Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Best Foreign Language Film
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ “Amour” Austria
♣♣♣ “Kon-Tiki” Norway
“No” Chile
“A Royal Affair” Denmark
“War Witch” Canada

Makeup
��� ♥♥♥ “Hitchcock”
Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ “Les Misérables”
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Best Original Score
“Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
“Argo” Alexandre Desplat
😎 😎 😎 ♥♥♥ “Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
��� ♫♫♫ “Lincoln” John Williams
♣♣♣ “Skyfall” Thomas Newman

Best Original Song
“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”
Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
♣♣♣ “Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Production Design
��� “Anna Karenina”
Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
♥♥♥ “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
♫♫♫ ♣♣♣ “Les Misérables”
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
“Life of Pi”
Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
😎 😎 😎 “Lincoln”
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Best Animated Short Film
“Adam and Dog” Minkyu Lee
♫♫♫ “Fresh Guacamole” PES
♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Head over Heels” Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
“Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”” David Silverman
😎 😎 😎 ��� “Paperman” John Kahrs

Best Live Action Short Film
“Asad” Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
“Buzkashi Boys” Sam French and Ariel Nasr
😎 😎 😎 “Curfew” Shawn Christensen
��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)” Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
“Henry” Yan England

Sound Editing (2 winners)
“Argo” Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
“Django Unchained” Wylie Stateman
♣♣♣ “Life of Pi” Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ “Skyfall” Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♥♥♥ “Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing
��� “Argo”
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
😎 😎 😎 ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Les Misérables”
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
“Life of Pi”
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
“Lincoln”
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
“Skyfall”
Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in visual effects
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
😎 😎 😎 ��� ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ ♣♣♣ “Life of Pi”
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
“Marvel’s The Avengers”
Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
“Prometheus”
Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
“Snow White and the Huntsman”
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Nominated for “Blog of the Year 2012” & “The Very Inspiring Blog Award”

Nominated for “Blog of the Year 2012” & “The Very Inspiring Blog Award”

Hello, I have nominated you for “Blog of the Year 2012” and “The Very Inspiring Blog Award”…You can find the awards and the pick up at the following site: http://thesecretkeeper.net/2012/12/18/blog-of-the-year-star-1-very-inspiring-blogger-award/ Congratulations!

The Nominees are for Blog of the Year 2012 & The Very Inspiring Blogger Award:
Pick up your Awards and What You Need to Do. Congratulations!

1. Moments With Millie

2. Waking Spirals

3. Bipolar Muse

4. Stuff I Said

5. The Unbearable Lightness of Being

6. A Bipolar Journey Through the Rabbit Hole

7. On the Plum Tree

8. Tahlia Newland & Happy Honkers

9. MacKenzie’s Dragons Nest

10. Vampire Maman

11. Light Touch

12. Cristian Mihai

13. A Mind Divided

14. The Rag Tree

15. RD REVILO Conscious Thought: Driven By Intelligent Awareness

Thanks to all of you who are a constant inspiration!