Tuesday, January 6, 2009

but it will not be this day . . . and other great motivational speeches by men in medieval armor

If you stick with me through the Hollywood talk, you know how I love a good movie montage.  We're about to lose television - February 19th I think? - just as we head into awards season.  And Michael may not realize it, but I will disregard all his beautiful frugality in a heartbeat to make sure I have the necessary channels for all those wonderful movie montages.  The People's Choice Awards, Golden Globes, Oscars - they're all coming.  And even though I know that some big shot at the cable company got together with some big shot in government and decided television shouldn't be free anymore (I'm paraphrasing Father of the Bride there and directly quoting Michael last night when I suggested we purchase cable), I'm still going to let the big shots win.

Remember last year when they didn't even have a Golden Globes, and it felt like Johnny Depp had died?  See my letter to Hollywood last year for the details.  Well, this year awards season is back in all its glory.  And you can bet that's what they'll be saying, "Well, the dresses seem so subdued this year considering it's the Globes first year after they were cancelled because of the writer's strike."  And, "This is the kind of old Hollywood glamour we love and sorely missed during last year's Entertainment Tonight Golden Globes fiasco."  Trust me, we're going to hear stuff like that.  The whole will-they-go-big-to-celebrate-or-just-pretend-nothing-was-ever-amiss debate.  I'm sure you won't read the magazines that ask this question, but I'll fill you in.  You can count on me.

I followed one of my commenter's yesterday to her blog and found this very fun video.  I'm afraid You Tube will put a cease fire on it soon, because it surely breaks all kinds of copyright laws.  But as long as it's working, I just had to post it here too.  Thank you, Shelli, for leading me to it.  This is my kind of entertainment.  I would probably pay actual money to watch just these in a movie theater - just the montages.

This one is called 40 inspirational speeches in 2 minutes.  Now cue the powerful music, and join me in a tribute to that really cool moment in the movies when you know the underdogs are about to find their way.  

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh yeah. This is waaaaay cool. I'm encouraged, inspired, challenged, touched, and I'm pretty sure I can fly :)

Felicity said...

Awe-some! I love it.

Ace said...

hilarious! i think they should give that video air time on one of your award shows! it looks like something they would all love to applaud and get teary-eyed over.

strawberrymama said...

That was a fun video :). I've got goosebumps! Was it my imagination, or was that a very young Christian Bale in there? I don't recall seeing him in anything pre-Reign of Fire before.

~Polly

serenity said...

Polly, you haven't seen Newsies?! It was a teen musical way before they were cool again, about the Newsboys strike in 1899. Christian Bale starred in it. "Open the gates and seize the day!" I know all the songs. :)

Kelly H-Y said...

Congratulations to the Student of the Month!!! So very exciting!
Did you catch the People's Choice Awards last night?! :-)

serenity said...

Thanks for the congrats, Kelly, and NO! I totally missed them. I thought they were on this weekend and didn't know until today that some crazy person decided to put them on a Wednesday. I'm very unhappy about this. And why can't you watch awards shows online after the fact like you can other shows? I count on that feature!