Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Patriots Day

So, is this going to be a tremendous day for 18/19ths of the 24 hours (22.7 hours)? Then the last hour will really, really suck?

It certainly would be fitting, right? All I'm saying is, watch yourself from 10:42 p.m. to midnight.

That reminds me, the next person that calls a sports talk radio show and talks about why the Patriots lost in the Super Bowl is going to get a Jay & Silent Bob Strikes Back-style visit from me.

Get over it already. It wasn't exactly the 2003 ALCS. MOVE THE FUCK ON!

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Was waiting for tonight's budget to be posted and was tooling around EW.com looking for Lost stuff and found a few things worth checking out.

I liked this: Readers talk about the movies they have walked out on. I don't think I've ever walked out of a movie (although I've thought about it numerous times), but I did fall asleep during at least one.

This is a nice reminder that Al Pacino wasn't always the one-trick "Hoo-Ha" pony he's been since Scent of a Woman. It's his 15 greatest movie quotes.

Here's one: ''What you lookin' at? You all a bunch of f---in' a--holes. You know why? You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your f---in' fingers and say, 'That's the bad guy.' So...what that make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say, 'Good night to the bad guy!' Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through! Better get outta his way!" — Scarface (1983)

Here's a Q&A with Harrison Ford regarding the fourth Indiana Jones movie, which is set to come out this summer.

Best exchange (BOLD is EW, LIGHT is HF):

George talks about how he only turned to you to play Indy after Tom Selleck fell out of Raiders — he was obligated to do Magnum P.I. instead. And Lucas has said a lot of factors went into your not being first choice. Among other things, there was concern the public wouldn't accept ''that Han Solo guy'' as a new character, and also an assumption that you'd never agree to making all the sequels, because you gave Lucas such a hard time about that on Star Wars.
I didn't sign a contract for the Star Wars films [beyond the first one]. I refused to sign the sequel deal. Which is why we [Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and I] aren't all living on roots and berries in the jungle somewhere. Because we had a favored-nations clause, the three actors. Which meant that whatever one got paid, all got paid. But when Indiana Jones came along, after reading the first one, and knowing that they had an ambition to do more, I was willing. And I was in a better negotiating position than I had been on Star Wars, for sure. I thought that the character was interesting enough to be able to develop further. I didn't feel there was as much interest in the character of Han Solo.

Why?
I did urge George to kill the character, because I thought that would be his best utility. To die, and give the story some resonance. I call it some bottom. He's got no mama, got no papa — out there all by himself. He's a piece you can move around, or get rid of. You don't need him for the rest of the story. That's what I thought. But I couldn't get George to go along with that. He didn't want to stop making the toys.


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I'm having one of those Office Space nights. You know, when a copier or a printer is really giving you a lot of problems and all you can think about is that one tremendous scene in the field. Any time this happens (probably once a month or so) that's the first thing I think about.

Back up in your ass with the resurrection. (No, I didn't have to look that up. Sad.)

1 comment:

Frunk said...

How in the hell did Dirty Work get a 6.0 rating on IMDB???