my name is mayukh sen and i'm a student at stanford university studying film, history, and creative writing (or something like that). i happen to like jane fonda. a lot. CONTACT: email@example.com
Thursday, August 11, 2011 9:50 AM
Wow, sorry all – I've kind of fallen off track with my blogging. I apologize. A very small part of this is because I have unresolved feelings about Susan Tyrrell in Fat City, haha, but the primary reason is because I've been busy working away at my internship for the past few months!
For the summer, I've been writing for Artlog.com, an arts magazine based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's been pretty awesome thus far, because the internship basically involves me going to different galleries and openings around New York City, interviewing artists about their newest work, and, then, writing features on them. I've talked to a bunch of amazing, talented people with rich histories and lives and career trajectories, some of them legends even (Dara Birnbaum was a highlight). Let's just say that I hope to ingratiate myself with the city's art world for a long time. I've also written features on a bunch of film screenings going on around in the city, especially those that aren't talked about too much – Sidney Lumet's The Sea Gull (1968) was screened recently as part of a Lumet retrospective recently, for example, and I was able to write about it (and Vanessa Redgrave's beautiful, nuanced performance), I've also written on Bergman's Summer with Monika (1953), the list goes on. Anyway, you can keep up with my posts for Artlog right here.
I plan to begin blogging again very soon. I have no desire to discontinue this blog, trust me – the whole "pick a year, review every performance" thing is indeed rather tiring sometimes, particularly when it's difficult to work up any enthusiasm about a certain performance (and the enthusiasm needed to write about it), and so you may just be seeing a few random posts from me about a performer, a film, whatever's been on my mind or captured my imagination. After I finish 1972 up I may move over to Best Supporting Actress 1991 because I love Kate Nelligan and Jessica Tandy, but we'll figure it out when the time comes.
For those of you still here and still reading after so long – I imagine many of you have dropped off, no worries, I would've given up on me a long time ago – thanks.
BEST ACTRESS 1986Kathleen Turner, Peggy Sue Got Married
Sigourney Weaver, Aliens
Sissy Spacek, Crimes of the Heart
Jane Fonda, The Morning After
Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God
(SOME OF) MY FAVORITE BEST ACTRESS LOSERS, POST-1970Julie Christie, McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Penelope Cruz, Volver
Judy Davis, A Passage to India
Jane Fonda, Julia
Valerie Perrine, Lenny
Susan Sarandon, Atlantic City
Liv Ullmann, The Emigrants
Debra Winger, An Officer and a Gentleman
Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment
CreditsLayout by daphne/cadmium.
Banner/Icons by collapsingnight.
Winona drawing from Fanpop.