Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

“Things present themselves to you, and it’s how you choose to deal with them that reveals who you are. We all say a lot of things, don’t we, about who we are and how we think. But in the end it’s your actions, how you respond to circumstance that reveals your character.”
– Cate Blanchett

world is round

‘The world is round, people!’

“The world is round people!” Cate Blanchett’s words rang out with strength and indignation at the Oscars this year as she gave voice to a groundswell that is becoming a force to be reckoned with. People on both sides of […]

Mythic mirror

The Oscars as mythic mirror

Each January, I can’t wait to read the list of Academy Award nominees. The annual ritual offers a way to review a pantheon of cultural imagery from the past year: a complex mirroring process. “Who are we? What do we […]

Gold medal Oscar actresses

Oscar Olympics 2014 (Women’s Gold Medal Final)

WARNING: Viewing any of the below “Best Actress in a Leading Role” performances may cause sweaty palms; rapid heart-rate; tissue-dabbing-related eyestrain; bloating due to excess popcorn consumption; laughter-induced bladder leakage; a chronic fear of space travel … and hyper-inspiration. And […]

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

“We all say a lot of things… but in the end it’s your actions, how you respond to circumstance that reveals your character.”
– Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine

Cate Blanchett in ‘Blue Jasmine’: Resilience Personified

Have you ever experienced moments where you felt like you just couldn’t effectively navigate the internal or external map of your life? Ever felt the urge to just throw up your hands and have your own personal Howard Beale moment, […]

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