I got a room at the top of the world tonight

Eddie Vedder sings a Tom Petty cover “Room at the Top” at the 2018 Oscars as background for a montage of movie scenes in Memoriam of major entertainers departed in the past year.

I got a room at the top of the world tonight
I can see everything tonight
I got a room where everyone
Can have a drink and forget those things
That went wrong in their life…

I got a room at the top of the world tonight…
And I ain’t comin’ down, no I ain’t comin’ down
I ain’t comin’ down


Saoirse Una Ronan


She is the second youngest two-time Academy Award nominee in history receiving a Best Supporting Actress nomination in Atonement (2007) and a Best Actress nomination for her role in Brooklyn (2015).  Saoirse Ronan, is a 21 year old Irish-American actress born in the Bronx, NY.

If you missed CBS Sunday Morning this morning, DON’T MISS Jane Pauley’s interview of Saoirse Una Ronan found at the video clip here:

CBS Sunday Morning: Saoirse Ronan, from screen to stage

JP: I remember reading that early fame is particularly challenging for young women.

SR: I’m not surprised that it affects young women more because there is more pressure not only for the superficial stuff – the way we look – the way we are all compared to each other – what we wear and how that’s compared to what someone else may wear on a red carpet for example, but even beyond that when it comes to success it’s almost something you have to be apologetic about.

It’s very weird to have your face plastered all over, even though I do get quite shy about that sort of stuff, there is something about seeing your name or your face attached to a Broadway theatre that makes you say, oh wow, this is a bit of a dream.

And don’t miss this video clip where Jane Pauley reads lines with Ronan:

Saoirse Ronan runs lines with Jane Pauley

Her other film roles include parts in The Lovely Bones (2009), Hanna (2011), The Way Back (2010), Byzantium (2012), The Host (2013), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).

Let’s just say that this young lady is inspiring…

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Argo v. The Sessions

Both are entertaining and based on a true story.  However, “The Sessions” was the hands down winner.  John Hawkes and Helen Hunt are both exceptional.  The Sessions “is based on the optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien – – who was confined to an iron lung and who is determined–at age 38–to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.”

Note: $4.99 rental on Amazon Instant Video.  Official Site: http://thesessionsmovie.com

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