Good Thursday everyone.
TELLURIDE AND OSCAR
As you might expect, I didn't shy away from mentioning on Monday that with "Birdman's" Best Picture Oscar win on Sunday night that Telluride has now hosted the Best Pic winner for the last five consecutive years and six of the last seven.
As you might also expect, I'm not the only one who noticed. Kristopher Tapley, who, by the by, had the best prognostication record among the Oscar experts at 20/24 and who is an annual Telluride attendee, made note of it as well in this post that appeared earlier this week:
ALREADY OSCAR #88 MUSINGS
As expected, the body of the 87th Oscars isn't even cold yet, but Oscar detectives have already started mulling over the next edition with some fearless picks about what films could make the cut a year from now. Their musings also give us some information to mull an=bout some of the films that could be programmed for TFF #42. Check predictions from The Hollywood Reporter and The Chicago Sun Times:
NEWS AND NOTES FROM PAST TELLURIDES
I stumbled across a couple of interesting news bits this week that included past Telluride Film Festival connections.
The former President of the Maldives who was featured in the TFF documentary "The Isalnd President" has been arrested and charged with treason in the Maldives and Clark Terry, one of the musicians involved with the doc "Keep On Keepin' On" died. Both of those stories are here from The New York Times and Time.com:
BIRDMAN ACTION FIGURE FAUX COMMERCIAL
And finally, from the whimsy department. A commercial exists for a Birdman action figure. Check it here:
Rope of Silicon has the story:
More on Monday...