Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My Own Private Tribute

I've completed my reaction to Heath Ledger's death on Tuesday. I've started writing for a website at Northwestern, called North by Northwestern. I'm going to be writing for their Entertainment section, and I'll be linking to my articles over there, starting with this one.

I'll be posting the bits and pieces of my article that didn't make it onto that site in somewhat of a "director's cut" format, so be on the lookout for that. I was really saddened by this death, and I hope that I've been able to respectfully honor his career. Please leave some thought if you'd like.

Mid-Week Special: Michael Cera & Ellen Page Sing Moldy Peaches

As one of my best friends once wrote: rumors of my demise have been great exaggerated.

I'm back from a long hibernation, brought out of the shadows by yesterday's tragic events surrounding the death of Heath Ledger. That sort of gave me the impetus to start writing about these things again, and today I start with a simple song of two people. Michael Cera and Ellen Page, or Paulie Bleeker and Juno McGuff from the Oscar nominated Juno sang this Moldy Peaches cover over the end credits of a film I absolutely loved. I'll be writing about my top films of the year later. It's a great little ditty, very simple, no frills, just the two people singing to each other, and I really love it that way.

Michael Cera & Ellen Page - Anyone Else But You (Moldy Peaches cover)

Hopefully by tomorrow my full reaction to the death of Heath Ledger will be up, though it may just be a link to another site where it's hosted. Thanks.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger Dead at 28

Today Heath Ledger was found dead naked on a bed in a Manhattan apartment. According to his agent, he had recently been turning down any film roles tossed his way. This is absolutely shocking to me, not only because of his prominence as an actor but the supposed drug use involved. He was apparently found with pills all around him. I'll be commenting more on his career and significantly untimely death in the coming days, but just wanted to get this message out there.