Saturday, February 23, 2008

SEND NOT TO KNOW FOR WHOM THE MONTAGE ROLLS, IT ROLLS FOR THEE: I have no question that if Heath Ledger is included within the traditional Oscar Necrology package, as opposed to receiving a separate tribute as I predict, he will lead the pack by a country mile. There's nothing to really debate -- if he's in the montage, he'll be the last name, and receive a long and enthusiastic standing ovation.

Beyond Ledger, here's your noteworthies in the running in the annual applause-o-meter-of-death rankings: Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Ousmane Sembene, Deborah Kerr, Roy Scheider, Marcel Marceau, Jane Wyman, Roscoe Lee Browne, Brad Renfro, Tom Poston, Joel Siegel and betting pool super-sleeper Jack Valenti.

So, Ledger to the side, I'll go with Scheider to win, Valenti to place and Renfro for show -- recency counts for a lot, and them furr'ners never get the props they deserve.

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