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February 28, 2016

30 Film Females: Panic Room (2002)

Filed under: 30 Film Females — ootastic @ 10:43 am

In this blog series I’ve tried to avoid multiple posts about any one (female) actor, but now realise Jodie Foster has achieved the hat-trick.  She’s previously impressed in vocational roles in The Silence of the Lambs and Contact (as an FBI agent and scientist, respectively), but particularly resonates as a protective mother in Panic Room, with support from a young Kristin Stewart as the daughter. They not only have to contend with a trio of vicious burglars but also with David Fincher’s notoriously kinetic direction!

This doodle features my current motto for life with a toddler – also the famous catchphrase from Dad’s Army (originally filmed near where I live)  – and also an Emergency Red Button likely to tempt curious fingers everywhere (I’m looking at you, Father Dougal).

Honourable mentions for 2002: a bountiful bevy of talented ladies in The Hours (particularly Julianne Moore’s melancholic mother). Also, Hilary Swank as a dilligent police officer in Insomnia.



February 16, 2016

30 Film Females: Mystic Pizza (1988)

Filed under: 30 Film Females — ootastic @ 9:19 pm

Along with 1987’s Dirty Dancing,  the coming-of-age dramedy Mystic Pizza is a memorable feature of my tweenage years.  I identified with book-worm Kat (minus the middle-aged beau), as played with gusto by Annabeth Gish, and drooled over the pizza (ours was more of a meat-and-two-veg house).

I thought I should helpfully “test” my son’s new colouring pens by drawing the astronomical pizza below.  I think the moons are either pieces of tomato or red pepper, but am not sure which vegetable the green stars are! If I figure it out, I might make this mystic pizza for real…

Honourable mentions for 1988: Jamie Lee Curtis’s exuberant con artist in A Fish Called Wanda and Joanne Whalley’s testy warrior in Willow.





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