75th Oscars are over and the closest thing to us seeing Crowe is
when Nicole Kidman mentions his name as she accepts her Oscar.
So what do we do to fill in the time
while Crowe stays out of the spotlight? We've listened to the
Gladiator soundtrack, to A Beautiful Mind soundtrack, to TOFOG's music,
and to the "NEW" Gladiator soundtrack. Thanks to Andrea
for sending me this new soundtrack. You can bid for this new
Bidding ends in six days.
Why do I recommend this soundtrack?
Because it highlights those great
scenes which include Crowe and the late Richard Harris, Oliver
Reed, Joaquin Phoenix, and Connie Nielsen.
Track one has a great guitar
instrumental that gets built up with an orchestra and the music here
"electrifies" my scalp and chest at the same time. I
don't know how else to describe how the music affects me, unless, of
course I take time to write a poem. ha! Maybe it has the
same effect on you.
Also, as I listen to the CD and parts
of the movie, I keep thinking why not just make a CD of the entire
movie? Treat it like an audio cassette/CD of the entire
movie? I would buy this Gladiator CD because as a busy mom, I
chauffeur my kids all over and I can listen to the movie while
driving. The movie has a brilliant score, can feature the voices
of its great cast and has the outstanding voice of Crowe.
So it will be interesting if the
business minds in the movie industry will consider trying this--of
putting entire movies on audio. Maybe it's already being done and
I'm not aware of it.
What are some memorable Oscar moments?
- Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah
- Barbara Streisand whistling when she
announces "Lose Yourself" as winning song.
- Roman Polanski winning best
director. It brought suspense as to which film will win best
- And of course, who can forget Adrien
Brody and his need for more time? I kept waiting for him to thank
Roman Polanski, specifically, not just as a member of the credits at the
end of the movie. It didn't happen. Although, he did thank
Polanski at BAFTA.
- Michael Moore's "fiction"
speech as he accepts his Oscar for Bowling For Columbine for Best
- And of course, there's Steve Martin's
brilliant jokes. For example, he thanks Steven Spielberg in the
end of the show, because "it doesn't hurt." This brought
much needed relief.