Random Observations, The Fashion Watcher Part, The Movie Lover Part

Happy Birthday, Gloria Swanson!

Gloria May Josephine Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer, and producer perhaps best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film, Sunset Boulevard. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Gloria Swanson!

The Movie Lover Part

Bravo, Birdman!

In one word, Birdman is brilliant. In several words it's somber, intelligent, scathing, existential, satirical, breath-taking, allegorical, and hilarious. And that's only in the first half of the film. After three viewings, I've found that the genius of this brutally dark comedy lies in the fact that I was blown-away by the desperately beautiful performances the first time… Continue reading Bravo, Birdman!