Sunday, March 1, 2015

Announcing the Goldblum Fest - March 23rd thru the 29th



Have you ever had an actor epiphany? I watched Jurassic Park for the first time a year ago, saw Jeff Goldblum clad all in black and literally went, "Where the heck have you been all my life?" That's what comes of him performing in films I, prior to discovering the man, had no interest in ever seeing, Jurassic Park accepted.

However, much to my delight and your horror, I am now a bona fide Jeff Goldblum fangirl! And because he has recently made it onto my heartbreak hunks list of actors, I just couldn't let the chance to do a Goldblum Fest sneak on past.

Instead of tormenting all of my dear readers for an entire month though, I will be good and limit the Fest to merely a single week. Don't you love me?

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Guidelines, such as they are:

1) If you care to join, please reply to this post with your name, your blog address, and the topics you intend to write (I don't mind double postings about the same film).

2) I will maintain discretion as to which topics/films I will accept as part of my Goldblum Fest.

3) When the blog fest starts, make sure to post your links for me on this post!

3) Please upload one of the following photos linking back to this post in your blog widgets!







24 comments:

  1. Not sure I can / will participate, but ... this will be entertaining to watch. :D

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    1. Yes, well, you will end up knowing some of these films better once I'm done with you. *winks* That way you can at least reply! This is honestly more for me than anything else. I'm sure Goldlbum would laugh himself silly if he knew!

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    2. Oh ... joy. ;)

      Might have to take a several hour break from our Jeff marathon to watch a legal derama / David Tennant miniseries. I'd like your thoughts on the twist ending! (That is, if I can get it from the library that weekend. Last I checked, there was a waiting list.)

      He would either laugh ... or be very afraid.

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    3. I think I heard about that Tennant series. What's it called? My parents might have tried watching it and then stopped after the first episode. We could always watch Fright Night. A little Tennant, a little Farrell, not that I'm really a fan of the latter, but it's fun watching him play a vampire. ;)

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    4. It's called "The Escape Artist." He plays a lawyer who gets a murderer off... and comes to regret it. Terrific stuff.

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  2. Hahah! "Have I ever had an actor epiphany??" Oh yes. Many of them. This post made me grin. My sister had the same reaction to Jeff Goldblum (clad all in black) in Jurassic Park, just back when it came out. She's followed him ever since. I'm not a fangirl, but I do appreciate him. Let me think if there's anything I might write about. Perhaps Grand Budapest Hotel, as I loved him in that, and even had a quote of his put on a wristband to wear for awhile.

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    1. Aww, and that's one of his films I haven't seen yet. I seem to be working my way forwards. All his films that I've seen are Jurassic Park: The Lost World and older. Not that I mind, but I do think I should branch out into his newer work. I'd love it if you wanted to write something on Grand Budapest Hotel! Whatever theme you would decide on would be totally fine by me! Goldblum is AMAZING!

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    2. Oh, and actor epiphanies -- yes, I have had loads of them. Mine tend to be regarding actors I have looked down my nose at because of preconceived notions about their acting abilities, and then I'll see them in something and go, "WHOA! I was so wrong! This person is awesome! I need to see more of their movies!" Off hand, I can think of 4 actors this has happened regarding, most notably Rudolph Valentino and Matt Damon.

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    3. Okay, I'll write on his role in Grand Budapest Hotel then! :-D

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  3. Silverado! I want to write about Silverado! One of my favorite westerns, and even though he's not the hero, he's still great in it.

    I went through a Goldblum phase a long while back, prompted by both Jurassic Park and Independence Day. I still really enjoy seeing him pop up in things.

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  4. My library has his seasons of CI on shelf. I'll check out a few and maybe write something about his psychologist-turned-cop on that. :)

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    1. Lucky you! My library doesn't have any seasons of CI, which is rather frustrating. He's in the 8th season, I believe, and the last episode of the 7th season as an intro. It does sound interesting, I may have to at least buy the first episode from Amazon or something. Why couldn't this show be on Netflix?!

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    2. ... it's such a shame you don't ever come and see me, and I have no access to my library system...

      In other words, I intend to check it out and keep it for you, if I can, so you can see at least one episode.

      Though, if you feel a burning need to stream, I can send you links later.

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  5. So, I watched a couple of episodes of CI and ... does Jeff eye-sex everyone in everything he's in or is that just special for his CI costars? LOL

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    1. Sooooo, I read this comment . . . at work . . . and found immense evil glee in laughing out loud while my sweet coworkers had no clue why and I wasn't ABOUT to tell them!

      And I would say, yes, he does that in everything I've seen him in. It's one of those crazy hidden talents certain actors possess, rather like Langella. *sighs*

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    2. I thought you would enjoy that. ;)

      He has to be a Se user ... intent eye gaze that caresses everything it comes into contact with, particularly people. Natural flirt/charm. I can see why you like him.

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    3. Ahh, so that's a Se user thing is it? I can live with that, even though they tend to drive me BONKERS with their reckless behavior. I'm assuming that RDJ is probably an Se user as well, just like every character he's ever played?

      I'm watching the cutest Goldblum series from the early 90s called Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. It never got off the ground, and only has the pilot and 11 or 12 episodes, but it's hilarious. He's a PI with a penchant for detective novels, narrating them in his head. He even wears the coat with the turned up collar! So, in this, he's got less of the eye contact than in other things I've seen him in. Then again, he's still quite young here. I think the eye thing really blossomed in the mid nineties for him. I mean, come on, Ian Malcolm? Need I say more?

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    4. I think RDJ is an ENTJ, so ... yeah, Se user.

      Jeff... I'll have to watch some interviews with him to see what I think of his functions. He's probably Ti/Fe, so I suspect he's an STP of some sort. But I could be way off... we'll see.

      The series sounds dorky-cute.

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  6. Watched a handful of interviews. Certainly a Ti/Fe user ... IXTP type. I'm unclear on whether it's ISTP or INTP, though. He doesn't seem to abstract enough to be Ne, but he's also notorious for starting stories, getting distracted, and never finishing them ... which is usually Ne. I'm guessing he's an INTP at this point, and his eye-sexing-up of his costars is his flirty inferior Fe coming through.

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  7. My entry is finally up, here, http://fencernanowrimo.blogspot.com/2015/03/murder-on-stage-17-1977.html. Slight change from movie to television... :-D

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  8. I was just browsing your blog and this one caught my eye. I tend to feel a little claustrophobic when I enter blogathons specifically focusing on one actor or actress, but I think I might have joined this one if I had been actively blogging back then. Several movies popped into my head immediately that fit in the drive-in movie theme of my blog... "Earth Girls are Easy". The remake of "The Fly". "Vibes". You might be interested to know I already focused on "Buckaroo Banzai" in an earlier blog. And one of these dayd I'll get around to those I listed and "Silverado". Going to go read some of these entries now.

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    1. I don't blame you for that claustrophobic feeling. I doubt I'll host anything again that's focused on one particular actor. This one was fun, but exhausting.

      Silverado's a fun movie. I watched it after this blogathon and thoroughly enjoyed it. Goldblum sure knows how to play scum!

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