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January 28, 2007

The Second Annual AJFF

It doesn't seem like a year since I completed the First Annual Annika's Journal Film Festival, but it has been. If you recall, last year the honoree was Oscar winner Goldie Hawn, who has yet to send me a thank you note. I had a lot of fun watching and writing about those movies, even if I only got three comments the whole month.

I racked my brain to figure out whom to honor during this year's festival. It's quite an investment of my time: ordering the movies on Netflix, setting up my archaic screen capture procedure (don't ask, it involves lots of cable, 3½ inch floppies, my early '90's crappy laptop, and lots of running back and forth), finding and editing the pictures and then figuring out what to say about each movie.

Under consideration were fellow blonde favorites Steve McQueen and Ryan O'Neal. However, since the Oscars inspired this whole boondoggle in the first place, I decided that I should limit my choices to Oscar winners. I also wanted to pick someone whom I'm not that familiar with, because I really had a lot of fun discovering new movies during last year's Goldie Hawn event.

I reviewed eight movies last year, and so I've picked eight again for this year. That's two a week, if I want to get it done before the Oscars on February 25th; a tall order so if any of you want to help me out, let me know.

And this year's Second Annual Annika's Journal Film Festival honoree is: Elizabeth Taylor, the Sixties movies.

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You know, Joe Don Baker's birthday is in about two-and-a-half weeks.

Posted by: Victor on Jan. 28, 2007

You've surprised me again, Anni. I thought you might pick someone like Liv Ullman (who, I just found out, grew up in Trondheim, home of Amundsen) or Max von Sydow. I'm afraid I've only seen Liz in Virginia Woolf, Sandpiper, Dr. Faustus, Cleopatra, and perhaps the Taming of the Shrew. Looking forward to your writeups.

Posted by: will on Jan. 29, 2007

i just saw max von sydow in Hannah & Her Sisters the other night.

Posted by: annika on Jan. 29, 2007

Elizabeth Taylor?! Good Gawd!!!

But why only the 60's movies? What about National Velvet and that movie with all them redheads? She was quite good as a teenage actress.

Personally, I'd like to see an Annika Film Festival series on, say, Jody Foster, Marlon Brando, Michael Caine, Dustin Hoffman or Sissy Spacek. Fascinating canons, all.

Maybe I'll stop complaining and just do a film festival of my own.





Posted by: Tuning Spork on Jan. 29, 2007

I watched Hannah and Her Sisters for the first time, last week too. What a fabulous soundtrack. It caused me to go out and buy some Bobby Short CD's.

Posted by: Casca on Jan. 31, 2007