Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.

Name

E-mail

facebook Canyon News twitter Canyon News

Canyon News

Bel Air News

Beverly Hills News

Brentwood News

Hollywood Hills News

Laurel Canyon News

Los Angeles News

Los Feliz News

Malibu News

Melrose News

Pacific Palisades News

Santa Monica News

Sherman Oaks News

Studio City News

Topanga Canyon News

West Hollywood News

Westwood News

Woodland Hills

Celebrity News

State News

National News

World Headlines

Deaf News

Entertainment

Film

Television

Music

On the Industry

Star Gazing

St. John's Confidential File

Theatrical Musings

Life & Style

Event Listings

Tech Talk

Looking Good For Lots Less

Spirit & Creativity

Miller Time

Books

View from the Hill

NY WEST

Chrystal's Recipe Corner

Career and Life Coaching

Gardening With Tony

Life According To Lenson

Real Estate Realities

Food

Sports

Marathon Running

Keeping It Bruin: A Look Into UCLA Athletics

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Hockey

Pets

Vi's Corner

Pet Tips

Point of View

John Armor

Message to America

Critic At Large... Ruta Lee

Labor Week

Ramblings

10 Degrees Cooler

McConnors corner

Edge of the west

The Physics Wizard

Auto

Kyle's Kars

Travel

Susan Michelle's Compass

Advice

Ask Deanna

Dear Lily

Ask Oona

Features

Dancing with Earthquakes

Archives

Sports Schedules

Traveling Beyond the Canyon

Edge of the West

Law Man

Ask Us

Nathan Tabor

The Angry Economist

Truth Probe

As I See It

Columnists

Truth Conquers

The Live Wire

Notes from Exile

Letters to the Editor

Dog Training by Anthony

Canyon Mews

Speak!

Sponsors

America's Most Wanted Dogs

World Recipes

Vegetarian Lifestyle

Humor

News Briefs

Local News

Books

News

Canyon Fodder

Bad Movie Night

Critical Projection

Ed's on the Town

Fitness Quests

Flashback Films

Stories of the Strange

Gourmet Grandma

He Said/She Said

Home Matters with Yvonne

L.A. Etch-a-Sketch

L.A. Ruminations

McConnor's Corner

Mommy Minute

Musically Speaking

My Back Pages

Publisher's Pages

ResourceINK

Scene and Heard in L.A.

Silly...But Wise!

Sunset Diaries

Table Options

The Paws Cause

TV Stuff

Cartoon of the Week



Star Gazing

Red Carpet Countdown!
Posted by Rose Quintiliano on Feb 1, 2013 - 8:55:25 PM

HOLLYWOOD Hollywood has discovered the blockbusters that have been ruled by visuals. This year it's the power of the pen, the words-dialogue-that thrust the characters as they exchange remarks that constitute the real excitement of the Oscar contenders. Let's just say that the visuals are the gravy and the words are the filet mignon, that's the analogy. The screenplays are excellent, however, it's just the dialogue this year that makes it hard to predict.


_web.jpg

Some of the pictures nominated are: "Amour," "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern," "Django Unchained,"Les Misérables," "Life of Pi,” " Lincoln,” "Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty." It's an array of styles, which some are driven by frenetic editing and by dazzling visuals. The film "Les Misérables," is driven by the force of music. The film " Lincoln" has an excellent screenplay by writer Tony Kushner. Director Steven Spielberg has always had a great eye for recognizing great dialogue and winners. The film is a winner with Daniel Day-Lewis relentless efforts to ramrod the anti-slavery 13th amendment through a fractious Congress. The screenplay demands close attention to the dialogue.

Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," is an intense film along with the violence and dialogue which is quite controversial. It's entertaining and stretches the tension to the breaking point. The actors Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson seem to love the lines and just have fun with it. "Argo" is all about the action scenes- the storming of the U.S. Embassy and the escape of CIA agent Ben Affleck who also directed the film and six hostages from the Tehran airport. The film is full of intrigue.
Lincoln.jpg
Photo Courtesy of: Photographer Kelly Olszuk

While we enjoy seeing our favorite film win, we enjoy the red carpet as well. Celebrities know millions of eyes are upon them. It takes months of planning and an army of professionals to get ready for the red carpet. About four to six months fashion designers begin presenting the A-listers with sketches for custom gowns. As soon as the celebrities find out they'll be nominees or presenters, they make appointments for treatments, like Botox.

About two months prior, stars begin getting their hair deep-conditioned to restore health and shine to their tresses. The cardio work-outs and the personal trainers begin to take charge getting the bodies in shape. One month prior, the Botox kicks in along with the intensified body work-outs and no carbs. The stylists drop off the array of dresses and eventually goes down to five favorites. Three weeks prior, the gowns are fitted on the star and usually have a back-up dress for emergency. Let's not forget, the hair maintenance, usually a trim.



Two weeks prior the celebrity stylist brings over the accessories which include the shoes, evening bags and the bling from either Fred Leighton, Tiffany or Cartier. Then the whole look has to fit in, with the hair, makeup and gown. One week, they will have their final fitting complete with accessories. Three days before most of them go for the gold or bronze spray tan. Most of them the A-listers know that the most important thing they can do is remain stress-free. Let's see the Oscar's red carpet winners for 2013. Hollywood's big night will take place on February 24.

Rose's Scoop: After the alleged lip-synced performance of Beyonce, let's see if she will bring the house down at half-time in New Orleans on February 3.



 

Cliffside Malibu

-------------------------

-------------------------

 

Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.