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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cate Blanchett - Astonishing!

We don't go to movies like we used to... probably actually go to the movie-house maybe 10 or less times a year. Very, very selective in our choices. We did see Woody Allen's new movie "Blue Jasmine." Woody wrote and directed it, but really, I think we can safely say it's Cate Blanchett's movie. She is so amazing. A powerful, glorious performance. She channels Blanche Dubois and shows a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. No, she is past the point of no return. Over the verge.

The movie is beautifully written, perfectly cast. And quite of the moment. But Blanchett is just over-powering. It got me thinking that she is one of the finest actors I have ever seen.  How many women could honestly and perfectly portray Bob Dylan, Queen Elizabeth, Katherine Hepburn, and identical twins from different sides of the street?

I have never seen Blanchett in a bad movie, or role. She is very selective herself, great, challenging choices. A wonderful, actor willing to take risks and putting herself deeply into any role.... astonishing!

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