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  Flitzer Saturday
Happy Saturday.
our rain turning to snow here - as we prepare for a cold and frosty Easter here in Buffalo, NY.
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Last night's movie: Sergio Leone's great "THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY" (1966) which is as great for its iconic score by Ennio Morricone as it is for it's ground-breaking visuals. We never tire of running this one - Gosh, Clint Eastwood was young!
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~Wings Up~

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04/04/2015 02:41.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Celebration Day
Happy Sunday
There will be a Memorial Celebration for Mario Adler this at 1pm Eastern Time in the Castle Ballroom.

The Ballroom will be open all day Sunday for friends. Please stop by Page #276082 Thank you.

--King Flitzer

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03/29/2015 06:47.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Hello, Every Birdie
There will be a Memorial Celebration for Mario Adler Sunday afternoon at 1pm in the Castle Ballroom.

Please stop by Page #276082 Thank you.

--King Flitzer

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03/28/2015 02:41.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday
Forecast was for light rain - what we got was heavy snow. Ugh
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Dad's Music Teacher Friend came over last ngiht to see "Whiplash", and liked it very much.

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It was been requested that we have a celebration in the castle. Sunday afternoon the Castle Ballroom will be open for a Celebration of Life for the Late Mario Adler. Let us have a time of joy and thankfulness for our friend.
~Wings Up~

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03/27/2015 04:00.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Mid-Week
Busy shopping Day for Dad as he helps a friend shop for 3 households today.
Have a great day. ~Wings Up~

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03/25/2015 03:52.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer's Monday Musings
Sunday afternoon Dad had a friend over for BluRay Day. They watched Stanley kubrick's long, slow and magnificent film "BARRY LYNDON".
I got bored and played with a spoon and ate seeds. HA.

At "Intermission" [whatever that is] they had Pizza and Wings.
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Cold in Buffalo with some unexpected snow showers Sunday morning. Hopefully Spring will struggle it's way back on the stage this week.
~Wings Up~

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03/23/2015 03:49.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday
Dad put the Happy Hut back in my cage. He took it out when I was having my behavior problems a couple months ago. We're trying it back in - I was so happy to be sleeping in my wonderful hut.
Great to have it back, at least for now.
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Dad is having a BluRay Cinema Day here. Friends don't own BluRay Players, so they're coming over to see a movie or two in his BluRay collection.

I'm sure I'll get some snacks from them today.
~Wings Up~

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03/22/2015 02:34.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Dad has a busy weekend with friends, but he makes time to spoil me as well. Today I got carrots (in the correct size and shape). He is so thoughtful.
~Wings Up~

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03/21/2015 03:01.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday
Happy Spring - well, that's what the Calendar says.
The forecast says snow and rain.
Let's make it a Great Day anyway.
~Wings Up~

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03/20/2015 03:49.58 AM Report This Comment  
  King Flitzer on Thursday
Happy Thursday, friends.
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Dad and I watched the Diane Sawyer special with Julie Andrews about "THE SOUND OF MUSIC". It's hard to believe the film is 50 years old. My Dad has loved it his whole life.

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Colder with rain and threats of snow -These warm sunny days were just a tease and we're not getting Spring yet here in the ol Buffalo.
~Wings Up~

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03/19/2015 04:20.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday
Happy Wednesday from Flitzer and Dad.

Daddy's Dentist Visit went smoothly and all is well.
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Dad and his friends went to see the movie "ONE CHANCE" with James Corden.

I stayed home and sang a bit of opera myself.
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Sunny but back to being very cold in Buffalo

Everyone have a great day. ~Wings Up~

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03/18/2015 04:01.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitter-Nut Tuesday
Happy Tuesday
Dad got his tire fixed Tuesday - but more problems today - an hour in the Dentist Chair for 2 cavities --poor Dad.
~Wings Up~

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03/17/2015 03:43.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Monday
Monday Monday - Can't Trust That Day.
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Daddy's car is giving him trouble - indicators flashing, -he just had it fixed-up and inspected 2 weeks ago. Now a tire keeps going flat as well - ugh - cars - why don't humans just fly like us birds!
~Wings Up~
=Flitzer

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03/16/2015 03:41.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Hello
Happy Sunday from King Flitzer and his man-servant

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03/15/2015 03:42.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Hugs from Flitzer
Saturday Vote n Hug from King Flitzer.
We watched "Foxcatcher" last night - quite disappointing: Stupefyingly dull.

5 Oscar nominations? We're glad it didn't win any. We don't mind a slow film if it actually tells a good story - but this was simply boring.
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Make it a great day ~Wings Up~

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03/14/2015 03:31.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Friday with Flitzer
We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of "THE SOUND OF MUSIC". Dad saw it when he was very little with his Dad, Sister and Friends.
Later, in the 70s he saw it again in the theater on a gigantic screen.

Although the film is still fun on the television, there is nothing like the majesty of the mountains and the music of the movie when seen BIG.
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I know all the songs, and squawk along as well. [i think those nuns are funny]
HAPPY 50TH, "Sound of Music". We love you.

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03/13/2015 04:30.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday Squawks:
All the snow and ice that melted for two days is now refrozen. Sadly we are below freezing again today in Buffalo – and the world is slippery again.

Dad is gathering his friends to go out to dinner tonight. It is 'Restaurant Week' when local restaurants offer dining at a discount. Dad is that kinda guy -gathering friends for food and laughter.

Make it a Great Day. ~Wings Up~

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03/12/2015 03:45.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitting by on a Wednesday...
Happy Wednesday.
Busy day for Dad - he takes his best friend shopping for three households and other errands.
Enjoy the day. ~Wings Up~

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03/11/2015 04:10.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
Happy Tuesday - busy day ahead.

Tonight we're going to see Bob Fosse's "ALL THAT JAZZ" (1979) Starring Roy Scheider. ~Wings Up~

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03/10/2015 03:42.59 AM Report This Comment  
  King Flitzer on a Monday
Thank you to Ginger for suggesting Hitchcock's "THE BIRDS" ... my daddy won't let me see it -Thank Goodness he was out for the afternoon. [it was a comedy, right? I laughed and laughed].
{Yes, Kaji, we LOVE "THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR" -we'll be watching that this week!}

I do love movies in the castle screening room.
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Everyone have a great day-- WINGS UP!

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03/09/2015 04:19.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on a restful Sunday
We rested early Saturday so we didn't lose any sleep with the time change.
Not sure what's up for today - Dad is taking a friend to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, famous for it's Contempoary Art.
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We will probably have a Matinee at the castle.
Any film suggestions? Have a great day. ~Wings Up~

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03/08/2015 01:13.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday Squawks
Another day of Winter here in Buffalo - it's been a long long Season.
Dad visited friends in the evening. His best friend and his friend's parents.
The parents are both in their 90s. They had Fish Frys, a Pizza, and a movie.

The movie the Fellini's "I VITELLONI" from 1953.
A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy.
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I stayed in the castle and watched that same film here at the castle. I just love the giant screen here.
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Have a great Weekend. ~Wings Up~

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03/07/2015 02:18.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday
A new record of -1 this morning, with the chance of it getting even colder.
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Dad had a busy day in-and-out on Thursday. He made sure we had fun together when he was home.
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Last night Dad watched the 2007 musical version of "HAIRSPRAY" with a friend.
(the musical is based on the 1988 John Waters film)
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TGIF! Hope you all have a wonderful day. ~Wings Up~ ==Flitzer==

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03/06/2015 03:57.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
Happy Thursday. Dad has to cross town to take his car to the doctor today.
Hopefully the ice won't win this time in his walking or driving. ~Wings Up~

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03/05/2015 03:30.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on an icy Wednesday in Buffalo
LA Fitness today: Dad had an adventure keeping his commitment of going to the gym:
The real work-out was trying not to fall down my driveway or in the street. Everything was sheer ice.
Crawled/Slid/Skidded down the driveway -and the street was worse.

Ice-covered by water - no way to get a foothold anywhere. HE IS BAD ON ICE

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I, King Flitzer, have decreed today "Apple Day". Dad cut up apples for me in my preferred shape and size. Yay me! Have a Happy Day!
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Dad's note: Flitzer did *Not* need BOTM to feed his ego - - Ha-Ha.

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03/04/2015 04:30.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Tuesday
Photo: Flitzer gets in on the act, and joins Michael Keaton in the Oscar-Winning "Birdman"
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Monday Dad got me in the Travel Cage and took me to get my claws done with Aunt Maria.
I decided, for a change, not to fight it, and it passed quickly. Dad even bought some extra seeds for me while he was there. I must say, it was nice getting out as I've been stuck at home for the past couple months in record-cold temperatures.

The rest of the day went well, enjoyed some good Daddy-n-Bird Time. ~Wings Up~

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03/03/2015 03:33.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer, Happy and Proud
Tired but very happy. We stayed up into the night -
Everything is so beautiful. Thank You to everyone who faithfully supported me throughout the month of February.

Love to you all! ~Wings Up~

==King Flitzer==

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03/01/2015 02:38.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Final February Post
THE LOST ART OF THE INTERMISSION:
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For many years, longer films were planned with Intermisisons. the story would take a dramatic pause, the music would swell, and the audience got to take a break to use the bathrooms, visit the Refreshment Stand etc.
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I always loved the Intermission music. Often in the older theaters, curtains would dramatically close on the Intermission, and slowly open when Part 2 began.
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Nowadays we're forced to sit for 2 1/2, 3 hrs or more without a break.
[The Lord of the Rings films are good examples - they are long, involved, and you're lost if you had to take a break away from the screen].

Even revivals of older films will skip right over the Intermission - forcing you to shift in your seat - and hold it in for another extended period of time - ~ugh~
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Unfortunately, after paying the high ticket-prices we need to *er* …"step away" from the film for a few minutes, missing possibly something interesting.
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Theater owners are always conscious of how many showings they can fit in per day, but I say BRING BACK THE INTERMISSION. People *will* spend more for refreshments, and not have to miss any of the movie.
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Upcoming 'Bird-of-the-Month' Candidates:
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[I’m awaiting confirmation on this information]
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MARCH FOR APRIL - BOO BOO - 162724
APR FOR MAY - MIKEY D - 247164
MAY FOR JUNE - SWEETIE - 269943

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02/28/2015 02:57.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday on Film
Before the month winds down, we want to Thank our loyal friends for all their support, kind words and encouragement throughout this past month.
Love from Mark and Flitzer

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Dad's Special Movie Memory:
As kids we would get to a movie theater once in a while. Mostly for a Kids Matinee.
We almost never visited the Refreshment Stand. There was one special time which was an exception.
Dad was treated to a special movie with his Mom. They went without the rest of the family -and It was an evening showing, She even bought him popcorn. Can't recall if it was a Birthday or whatever - just that it was a special night.

The film was "MARY POPPINS", which, ever since has been a special movie for Dad.

We spoke earlier this month about how a few notes of music can make a movie-memory come sweeping back. Any music from ‘Mary Poppins’ makes Dad think of that special Movie Night with his Mom.

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02/27/2015 04:44.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Winners and Classics
Kiddo raised an interesting topic: Films that did Not win The Academy Award for 'Best Picture', but they are now classics, many times surpassing the Oscar-winning film.
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in the Awards Game there has to be a winner, and losers. There will be endless discussion as to outcomes, but only time makes a film a true Classic.
A couple of examples:
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The Year: 1941. The Oscar-Winning film, "How Green was My Valley" [a personal favorite and a wonderful film], but the nominee that did not get the award was "Citizen Kane" which many feel is one of the Greatest Films Ever Made.
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The Year: 1952. The Oscar-Winning Film, "The GreatestShow on Earth"
...same year as "High noon" and "The Quiet Man"
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The Year: 2005. The Oscar-Winning Film, "Crash"
...same year as "Brokeback Mountain", a film which many consider a Classic.
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Will this year's winner, "Birdman", remain considered the Best of the year?
or will “American Sniper”, "Boyhood" or even "The Grand Budapest Hotel" be remembered...only time will tell.

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02/26/2015 01:17.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday Thoughts . . .
Still in "Recovery-Mode" from Hollywood's Big Night.

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Some of you BirdChannel friends have expressed that they don't watch The Oscars.
Dad doesn't really like the Hollywood Glamor-thing and some of the industry politics,
but we do love movies.
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Often we are disappointed with what films and actors win the awards. That is all a part of the game. We often look back on past years with a knowing smirk, realizing that the movies we liked best that year are the ones that are still being watched and appreciated.
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All that being said, we do like tuning in that one night a year, when Hollywood goes all-out and celebrates the talent, work and yes, the tackiness of The Hollywood Movie Machine.
~Wings Up~

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02/25/2015 03:31.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Parties with the Stars
Inside Oscar’s Glamorous After-Parties
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The night doesn’t end when the final Oscar is handed out. In fact, the party is just getting started as stars and execs exit the Dolby Theater, heading to a flurry of post-awards celebrations, including the Governors Ball, the Vanity Fair Party, Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party and more.

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The Governors Ball
By the time celebs arrived at the Governors Ball, they were ravenous. As usual, the event was catered by Wolfgang Puck -- a fact he made sure everyone was aware of.
Before the Oscars began, he walked the entire red carpet in his chef's whites with a tray displaying some of the treats partygoers would be offered at the after-party. Among them: caviar-topped baked potatoes, chicken pot pie and mac and cheese with aged cheddar. There was also a dessert bar, though most guests skipped the cookies and cupcakes in favor of Puck's trademark mini gold-covered chocolate Oscars. The candy men were kept just feet from a station where winners headed with their real gold statues and queued up to wait for engraving.
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Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Location: Wallis Annenberg Center, Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA
Details: Graydon Carter hosts the Vanity Fair Oscar party at a custom-designed space which connects the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall. Above photo, Lady Gaga attends while right, Oscar-winning best supporting actor Jared Leto photobombs Anne Hathaway.
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InStyle Oscar Party
Location: Fig & Olive, 8940 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA

Guy Oseary and Madonna’s Late Night Party
Details: Undisclosed. It’s happening, but a source close to the event says Madonna will be unable to attend since she’ll be in rehearsals for The Brit Awards on Feb. 25.
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Elton John Oscars Party
The Elton John AIDS Foundation hosted its 2015 Academy Awards viewing party in West Hollywood on Sunday. The annual event, now in its 23rd year, serves as a star-studded fundraiser for the organization, which John founded in 1992 to support HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and awareness.

John and his husband David Furnish serve as co-hosts. Gordon Ramsay is once again providing a five-course gourmet dinner, and there will be a special musical performance. John, who joined Instagram in December to document his wedding to Furnish, is now using his account to share intimate pictures from the exclusive celebration. Before the Oscars ceremony began, the music legend revealed $4.85 million had already been raised, and later shared an adorable picture of his sons watching “Uncle Neil” Patrick Harris host the show.

Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, Nina Dobrev, the Osbournes, Aaron Paul, Alec Baldwin, Rob Lowe are among the celebrities in attendance. Plenty more are expected to join the festivities once the Academy Awards show ends.

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02/24/2015 03:53.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer and Dad Sleepy after Oscar Parties
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"The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props
The audience that lifts you when you're down
The headaches, the heartaches, the backaches, the flops
The sheriff who escorts you out of town

The opening when your heart beats like a drum
The closing when the customers won't come

There's no business like show business
Like no business I know..."
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Dad says it will take a couple of Blogs to cover his disorganized reactions to the 87th Acadmy Awards. [Dad is old and scatter-brained anyway, but I love him].

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First Things First: The Opening Number was Awesome. The best in years.
The other highlight of the show was Lady Gaga's tribute to the 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music" -like her or not, her performance was phenomenal.
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Dad's pick for Best Dressed: Rosamund Pike‘s red hot custom Givenchy gown
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Although Dad thinks there were better films last year, anything called "Birdman" gets my vote too. It took hom 4 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
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Dad's favorite film this year was "Whiplash" which won three awards, including JK Simmons winning for Best Supporting Actor - Dad says he had the best performance of the year and his gold statue was the most deserved.
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It's interesting that each of the eight nominees for 'Best Picture' went home with at least one Oscar
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WINNERS:
Best Picture: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
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Director: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu
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Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything”
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Actress: Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”
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Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash”
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Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood”
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Adapted Screenplay: “The Imitation Game” Written by Graham Moore
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Original Screenplay: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
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Animated Feature: “Big Hero 6”
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Original Score: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Alexandre Desplat (WINNER)
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Original Song: “Glory” from “Selma”
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Film Editing: “Whiplash” Tom Cross
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Cinematography: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Emmanuel Lubezki
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Foreign Language Film: “Ida” from Poland

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02/23/2015 04:18.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer ready to co-Host The Oscars
Oscar Sunday
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Singing: "It’s a wonderful night for Oscar…Oscar, Oscar!
Who Will Win?" --Billy Crystal
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Billy Crystal is my favorite Oscar Host. He has hosted NINE Times between 1990 and 2012.
As far as I'm concerned he could keep on hosting.
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The origin of the name Oscar is disputed. One biography of Bette Davis claims that she named the Oscar after her first husband, band leader Harmon Oscar Nelson; Walt Disney is also quoted as thanking the Academy for his Oscar as early as 1932.
Another claimed origin is that the Academy's Executive Secretary, Margaret Herrick, first saw the award in 1931 and made reference to the statuette's reminding her of her "Uncle Oscar" (a nickname for her cousin Oscar Pierce). Columnist Sidney Skolsky was present during Herrick's naming and seized the name in his byline, "Employees have affectionately dubbed their famous statuette 'Oscar'". The trophy was officially dubbed the "Oscar" in 1939 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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I am ready for a great night. We have snacks, a coffee cake, champagne and Dad'll be picking up "subs" [Submarine Sandwiches]. Just a small party.
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Enjoy the Festivities, Everyone! ~Wings Up~

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02/22/2015 02:52.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer's Saturday Squawks
Instead of saying who I think will win Oscars, or who should win, I will simply concentrate on what I consider the Best Films for the year.
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Top Films of 2014: My Top Films this year:
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#1: “Whiplash”: (Dir: Damien Chazelle).
"Whiplash" is such an amazing film in every way. The Directing, the Writing, the Editing, the Cinematography. The performances are outstanding.

A film about Talent, Ambition, Obsession. Pushing oneself beyond known abilities. - -Soaring above the rest.
"Whiplash" won both The Audience Award and The Grand Jury Prize at Sundance - an amazing feat.

Filmed more like a thriller than a film about music, it becomes a battle of wills between our protagonist [Miles Teller] and his mentor-[a truly amazing J.J. Simmons]. It is an exhilarating work from the start to it's adrenaline-rushing finish.
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#2: “Boyhood”: (Dir: Richard Linklater).
A celebration of Life and being human. A simple story of growing up becomes profound and moving. Filmed over 12 years, the story and characters grow as the real-life filmmakers do, and the end-result is wonderful.

Richard Linklater is a talented, insightful director. I think the time has come to acknowledge his achievements.
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3. “Calvary”: (Dir: John Michael McDonagh)
Beautiful, sad and scathing portrait of a simple priest struggling with his own humanity and trying to do good in a small sinful town.
A truly great performance by Brendan Gleeson and a portrait of the True Power of Forgiveness. It is a film of Faith, of Doubt and Transcendence.
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4. “Birdman” (Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Michael Keaton shines in this fascinating exploration of Creativity, Talent and the cost of Fame. The tale winds seamlessly and breathlessly to the last shot.
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5. “The Babadook” (Dir: Jennifer Kent).
A superior horror tales that is brilliant in every way. What an amazing first film: Writing, Direction, Cinematography --- pitch-perfect performances.
An amazing film that works on a few different levels.
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6. "Edge of Tomorrow"
7. "Enemy"
8. "Ida"
9. "Into the Woods"
10. "Jodorowsky's Dune"
11. "Locke"
12. "The Immigrant"

You can check out the complete article here:
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http://fuzzbearmark.livejournal.com/2794642.html
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02/21/2015 02:38.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Frigid Friday Flitzer
Our Oscar Host for 2014:
Neil Patrick Harris
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Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, magician,[2] comedian, and singer. He is best known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series "How I Met Your Mother" (2005–2014), for which he was nominated for Emmy Awards.
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In 2014, he starred in the title role in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
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He has hosted The Emmys, The Tonys, and now The Oscars.

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02/20/2015 03:37.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Talks Oscar Parties
A Sneak Peek Inside the Glamorous Oscars Governors Ball
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Party Party Party
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When all 1,500 guests make their way into the 2015 Oscars Governors Ball — the Academy Awards’ annual after-party — they’ll be entering an old-school Hollywood speakeasy.
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The room will be adorned in plush velvets and tapestries, and will feature hundreds of black-and-white photographs from the Academy’s collections.
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When all 1,500 guests make their way into the 2015 Oscars Governors Ball — the Academy Awards’ annual after-party — they’ll be entering an old-school Hollywood speakeasy.
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The room will be adorned in plush velvets and tapestries, and will feature hundreds of black-and-white photographs from the Academy’s collections.
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“The colors are very rich jewel tones – burgundies, purples, deep greens and golds,” says celebrity florist Mark Held. “We’re trying to create a different look for each table. Some tables have vintage-looking lamps, some tables are tone-on-tone purple, and for some tables, we’ve created man-made flowers out of succulents. It’s very eclectic.”
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Aside from the stunning décor, Hollywood’s A-listers will have plenty to munch on, as chef Wolfgang Puck has created 32(!) unique dishes to serve over the course of the meal.
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“When we do a menu for 1,500 people, we have to have enough dishes so that there’s something for everybody,” explains Puck. “Some people are vegan and vegetarian, some people don’t eat fish or don’t eat meat. Because of that, we made 32 different dishes, from a little parsnip chip with eggplant puree, which are a little Middle Eastern, to lobster rolls with bacon, which is traditional American.”
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Other dishes include baked potatoes topped with caviar, black truffle chicken pot pies, Wagyu shortrib with squash puree, chilled sweet pea soup, and Puck’s signature Oscar-shaped smoked salmon matzo. (350 lbs. of smoked salmon will be served in total!)
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Of course, no party is complete without some festive drinks. Piper-Heidsieck will be serving up 1,500 bottles of champagne — including about 750 of their exclusive Rare bottles — while Sterling Vineyards will be providing 2,400 bottles of wine.

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02/19/2015 03:38.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday Squawks
'BEST DIRECTOR'
The Director of a film helms the project - it is his vision which ends up on the screen -the scope, the mood, the pacing. He normally chooses the actors and crew that can best fulfill the work he/she envisions. Although a collaborative effort, the Director makes the big decisions and it responsible for the final product.

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Due to strange rules of The Academy, there are 8 'Best Picture' nominees this year, yet only 5 Directors can be nominated for recognition.

In my eyes, Director RICHARD LINKLATER has been the most creative, experimental, thoughtful and accomplished director of the bunch. Although 'Boyhood' may not be his best film, I am rooting for him to win 'Best Director' this year.
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Achievement in Directing:

"Birdman" or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): Alejandro G. Iñárritu
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"Boyhood": Richard Linklater
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"Foxcatcher": Bennett Miller
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"The Grand Budapest Hotel": Wes Anderson
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"The Imitation Game": Morten Tyldum
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Another cold n snowy day here in Buffalo -our endless Winter...Bundle up and Stay warm.

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

02/18/2015 04:31.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer has his say:
Oscars are This Sunday – Are You Excited?
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Enough already, Dad. You keep taking over the computer and talking about all these movies I don’t watch!
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Time for Flitzer’s Favorite Film: “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” (2003, Dir: Judy Irving)
This film focuses on the flock of cherry-headed conures (and a lonely blue-headed one named Connor) who flock around the Telegraph Hill region of the city and their closest human companion, Mark Bittner.
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I love everything about this film. The story, the photography. The beautiful parrots.
Love to watch this movie and Squawk along, adding my voice to the proceedings.
A Great Film! ==Flitzer
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Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

02/17/2015 04:15.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Flyin' By...
Favorite Film Scores:
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I love "Movie Music".
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Music is so important in setting the mood of the film. It heightens the tension, the suspense, the romance....
Often we don't even notice the music as it is such an intricate part of the fabric of the film.

Sometimes it takes seeing a movie a few times to appreciate the score.

The greatest film composers know how to play on our emotions while we do not even realize it.
It only takes a few notes of the score to have movie memories come flooding back. We recognize the music for the shark in "Jaws" instantly, and can picture Scarlett O'Hara with just a couple notes of 'Tara's Theme'.
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My Top Favorite Musical Scores for Movies:
1. "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Bernard Herrmann
2. "Dead Ringers" - Howard Shore
4. "Ben-Hur" - Miklós Rózsa
4. "Out of Africa" - John Barry
5. "Cinema Paradiso" - Ennio Morricone
6 "All About My Mother" - Alberto Iglesias
7. "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" - Ennio Morricone
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What are your favorite film scores?

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02/16/2015 04:11.35 AM Report This Comment  
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