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March 28, 2003

Nine? Nein.

The Nine cast recording session has been delayed and they've delayed my trip to NYC. Look for me in NYC, and the recording, in three or four weeks.

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March 24, 2003

And the Oscar winner is... me!?

As far as I can tell, of the mainstream media and additional Oscar prediction websites, I tied for first place in correctly predicting seventeen of twenty four winners, beating out Entertainment Weekly, the L.A. Times, and Roger Ebert. Thumbs up! More on that here.

Soon I'll have my year in advance predictions posted, starting all over again for next year's awards. Note that last year I called five of this year's major Oscar contenders: Chicago, Gangs of New York, Catch Me If You Can, The Lord of the Rings II and Minority Report. Granted, I also predicted Pinocchio would be a contender. Sue me.

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March 22, 2003

Insert Topical "NYC" Song Lyric or Catch Phrase Here

I'll be in New York City from the 29th of this month through April 3 for the Nine cast recording, but also to see shows, friends, and a city I haven't been to in a year and a half...

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March 21, 2003

Final Oscar Predictions

Tonight, I made my final Oscar winner predictions with a tally, rundown and commentary in the Oscar section. I'm also including the final predictions here, in this entry. Click the extended entry link below for my final predictions.

Reaction to the winners, announced this coming Sunday, will follow Monday.

1. Chicago
2. The Pianist  
3. The Hours  
4. Gangs of New York  
5. Lord of the Rings  
1. Rob Marshall (Chicago)  
2. Martin Scorsese (Gangs of New York)  
3. Roman Polanski (The Pianist)  
4. Stephen Daldry (The Hours)  
5. Pedro Almodóvar (Talk to Her)  
1. Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York)  
2. Jack Nicholson (About Schmidt)  
3. Adrien Brody (The Pianist)  
4. Michael Caine (Quiet American)  
5. Nicolas Cage (Adaptation)  
1. Nicole Kidman (The Hours)  
2. Renée Zellweger (Chicago)  
3. Julianne Moore (Far from Heaven)  
4. Diane Lane (Unfaithful)  
5. Salma Hayek (Frida)  
Supporting Actor  
1. Chris Cooper (Adaptation)  
2. Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can)  
3. Ed Harris (The Hours)  
4. John C. Reilly (Chicago)  
5. Paul Newman (Road to Perdition)  
Supporting Actress  
1. Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago)  
2. Julianne Moore (The Hours)  
3. Meryl Streep (Adaptation)  
4. Kathy Bates (About Schmidt)  
5. Queen Latifah (Chicago)  
Original Screenplay  
1. Talk to Her  
2 Far from Heaven  
3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding  
4. Gangs of New York  
5. Y Tu Mamá También  
Adapted Screenplay  
1. The Hours  
2. Adaptation  
3. Chicago  
4. The Pianist  
5. About a Boy  
Foreign Film  
1. Nowhere in Africa  
2 El Crimen del Padre Amaro  
3. The Man without a Past  
4. Hero  
5. Zus & Zo  
Animated Feature  
1. Spirited Away  
2. Lilo & Stitch  
3. Ice Age  
3. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron  
5. Treasure Planet  
1. Road to Perdition  
2. Far from Heaven  
3. Chicago  
4. Gangs of New York  
5. The Pianist  
Art Direction / Production Design  
1. Gangs of New York  
2. Chicago  
2. The Lord of the Rings  
4. Road to Perdition  
4. Frida  
Visual Effects  
1. The Lord of the Rings  
2. Spider-Man  
3. Star Wars Episode II  
  Costume Design  
1. Chicago  
2. Gangs of New York  
3. Frida  
4. The Hours  
5. The Pianist  
1. Frida  
2. The Time Machine  
Film Editing  
1. Chicago  
2. Gangs of New York  
3. The Hours  
4. The Lord of the Rings  
5. The Pianist  
Original Score  
1. The Hours  
2. Far from Heaven  
3. Catch Me If You Can  
4. Frida  
5. Road to Perdition  
Original Song  
1. Chicago  
2. Gangs of New York  
3. 8 Mile  
4. The Wild Thornberrys Movie  
5. Frida  
Sound Design  
1. Chicago  
2. The Lord of the Rings  
3. Road to Perdition  
4. Gangs of New York  
5. Spider-Man  
Sound Editing  
1. The Lord of the Rings  
2. Minority Report  
3. Road to Perdition  
Documentary Short  
1. Twin Towers  
2. Mighty Times: Legacy Of Rosa Parks  
3. Why Can't We Be A Family Again?  
4. The Collector Of Bedford Street  
Documentary Feature  
1. Bowling for Columbine  
2. Prisoner of Paradise  
3. Spellbound  
4. Daughter from Danang  
5. Winged Migration  
Animated Short  
1. The ChubbChubbs  
2. Mike's New Car  
3. Das Rad  
4. The Cathedral  
5. Mt. Head  
Live Action Short  
1. Inja (Dog)  
2. I'll Wait for the Next One...  
3. Johnny Flynton  
4. Fait D'Hiver  
4. This Charming Man  
Chart Legend
Predicted Winner
Also Possible
Not Likely
Very Unlikely


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March 20, 2003

Pizza, Pizza

Now we're talkin... my third commercial callback (out of about ten, so far... a nice callback percentage) is scheduled for tomorrow at 2. This one for the Pizza Hut commercial I first auditioned for on Tuesday. The call sheet said this commercial shoots this coming Monday and Tuesday so decisions should be made quickly...

I've also got a casting appointment on Saturday for a leading role in a new play to be workshopped here in Los Angeles.

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March 18, 2003

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut commercial audition at 3:15

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I Hate Computers

Brand new fast and spiffy computer arrives on Saturday. All loaded up and configured by Sunday. Hard drive dies on Monday. Secondary hard drive causing more headaches. Entire system shipped back72 hours later. Back to the laptop we go.

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March 14, 2003

Let There Be Computer

My brand new computer will arrive tomorrow. Rejoice.

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March 07, 2003

Late night phone calls...


1 Good sigh.

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March 06, 2003

Fall Down Go Boom

My computer's processor died while in the process of designing and publishing marketing content for PS Classics' impending, and now past, announcement of recording the new Broadway Revival Cast of Nine With Antonio Banderas and Chita Rivera.

Anyway, I'm now limping along on my laptop and actually am in the process of buying a new computer and just swapping my thankfully still in tact hard drives.

I'm still trying to figure out why Movable Type insists on putting that Continue reading "Fall Down Go Boom" link on the main page when I had deleted the extraneous text accidentally pasted into this box when I originally posted this post. Deleting it didn't seem to help. So, at least, now you get to read this. Hope it was enjoyable...

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March 05, 2003

Attention Ground: You Will Be Broken

After far too long of searching for and buying land, designing house, getting permits for house and land, etc... we're finally in the ground breaking phase of my parents' new house down here in Southern California.

I'm sure I'll write much more about progress and what it's taken to get to this point but I figured I might as well start blogging what's going on, even if I've yet to tell the story of what happened when I wasn't writing.

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March 01, 2003

Grandpa Humor



THE CAMERA tracks past GRANDPA, rolling HIS wheelchair into his GRANDSON'S bedroom.

Wanna play pinochle?




Sure. But, I don't know how.


Neither do I.

THE CAMERA follows GRANDPA, rolling HIS wheelchair back out of his GRANDSON'S bedroom.


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