I’m a huge Wes Anderson fan. He’s the guy that made such great movies as Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizou, the Royal Tenenbaums, and Moonrise Kingdom. I’m not a fan of the Oscars, seeing it as a one big political mess. Nevertheless, when Anderson finally got the recognition he deserved with the Grand Budapest Hotel, I couldn’t help but watch the Oscars hoping this fantastic cast, crew, and Anderson himself would sweep them. I was disappointed when, among others, the best actor Oscar didn’t go to Ralph Fiennes.
Now I’m angry that the Theory of Everything didn’t sweep. Eddie Redmayne was incredible as Stephen Hawking. He reminded me of Kevin Spacey in the final scene of K-Pax. Spacey’s character was unable to communicate with others due to his mental condition, yet Spacey, acting his ass off as always, gave a single facial expression that conveyed about a page of dialog by itself. Redmayne’s task was similar, and he pulled it off remarkably.
If you haven’t yet seen the movie, do so. For now, enjoy some music from the film.
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Rob Bodine is a Virginia attorney focusing his practice on real estate and intellectual property law. He’s currently Virginia counsel with First Class Title, Inc., a Maryland title insurance and settlement company. Rob is also a licensed title insurance agent in Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.