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Thursday
Nov152012

Monty Is All In For "Hitchcock"

Monty, the web's original feline Oscar pundit, has been known to ruthlessly ignore Oscar contenders, yawn in their general direction or use them as sedatives. But -- BREAKING!!! -- he has taken an immediate unmistakable liking to Hitchcock.

 

Swag or screeners have arrived recently for Rise of the Guardians (completely ignored but for the box it came in) Amour (ignored) and various indie contenders (ignored x 3). The second Hitchcock's silver cannister was opened he literally came running.

He circled the container. He smelled everything. He wanted to snuggle with the t-shirt. He was all about Hitchcock. (But then, he is also prone to hang outside shower curtains all silhouetted and staring and it's not hard to imagine Bernard Hermann's ♩ reeeee ♩reeeee ♩reeeeee  accompanying every claw swipe when he gets feisty.)

Will Oscar voters feel as instantaneously curious about and attached to the movie? I'm thinking yes.... at least with the former but can Fox Searchlight turn the curiousity into attachment? (I recently heard from an acting branch member who is totally in for Helen, Anthony and the movie on their ballot.) Will Monty prove prescient again? What's your guess? 

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Well, playing famous people is catnip to Oscar voters. I guess it's, er, catnip to cats as well!

Love that first pic. Those EYES. Adorable.

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve G

Acting nods could be a guarantee, but the film seems to lack that grip.

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColin Biggs

A black(ish gray) cat going for Hitchcock? Only fitting!

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

Black Monty and the colour scheme of the Hitchcock stuff fit perfectly together. Maybe this is why he is drawn to it? Cats are such aesthetes. But regardless, I believe in Monty.
And in the Academy's love for everything biopic.

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIvonne

Oh, he just thinks it's a giant can of cat food.

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJ.P.

LIVING for these Monty posts! I love cats so much (and Monty is ADORABLE), and I also love the pseudo-critique of the whole Oscar prediction game.

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

LOL at J.P.

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Well that's adorable. Cats rule.

I haven't tracked any of the reactions to this so far. I guess it is going over well? I can't seem to separate it from the recent HBO movie and am having crazy bleedover. The main result is that, aside from being confused as to which movie is which, I've kind of unintentionally downgraded Hitchcock to TV movie level in my mind and don't really have any interest in seeing it.

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoark

J.P. -- hmmm. you might be right! But then why did he ignore RISE OF THE GUARDIANS... same type of container. Even bigger AND WITH FOOD IN IT!

November 16, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

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