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BYOB 7-21-10

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23 Responses to “BYOB 7-21-10”

  1. IOv2 says:

    Having read Scott Pilgrim’s finest hour, I am curious as to how Wright wrapped that story up, because the ending of that book is just balls to the wall crazy.

  2. LexG says:

    You will BOW to K-STEW AND DAKOTA, the most DELIGHTFUL and delectable pairing since rum and coke, since peanut buttery and jelly, since ebony and ivory, since shampoo and conditioner, since John Schneider and Paul Rodriguez, since Howie and Danson, since Cornell and Vedder, since Dre and Snoop, since Onyx and Biohazard, since Michelle Branch and whoever that no-name blonde chick was she’d duet with in that novelty act that never went anywhere.
    2-23-12. SAVE THE DATE.

  3. Eric says:

    When were Cornell and Vedder together?

  4. Stella's Boy says:

    Whoa, really?! Temple of the Dog!!

  5. Anghus Houvouras says:

    i don’t mind stealing bread from the mouths of decadence

  6. JB Moore says:

    Lex, are you talking about that short lived buddy-cop show on CBS from the late 80s where Jon Schnieder and Paul Rodriguez played mismatched partners and Rodriguez was always bumping “Low Rider”?

  7. LYT says:

    Warning to those of you who hate Twitter whenever a festival comes up: Comic-Con begins today.

  8. Anghus Houvouras says:

    So ive been trying out some new film sites. Trying to see if there are any new or interesting voices.
    There arent.
    I did get a good laugh at some site called collider. On their front page they have EXCLUSIVE: CILLIAN MURPHY INTERVIEW.
    is this really an exclusive? Illl bet a few people have interviewed him recently.

  9. Stella's Boy says:

    Exclusive to a particular day of the week perhaps?

  10. Telemachos says:

    It doesn’t mean much, but that specific interview is certainly specific to Collider.

  11. Telemachos says:

    It doesn’t mean much, but that specific interview is certainly exclusive to Collider.

  12. EthanG says:

    “I do think it is fair to say that Roger Ebert destroyed film criticism. Because of the wide and far reach of television, he became an example of what a film critic does for too many people. And what he did simply was not criticism. It was simply blather. And it was a kind of purposefully dishonest enthusiasm for product, not real criticism at all

  13. Anghus Houvouras says:

    So by that logic, any interview done by a website is an exclusive….. for that particular website…
    methinks we need to clearly define what makes something an ‘exclusive’

  14. Eric says:

    Can’t believe I’ve never even heard of Temple of the Dog. I am shamed. Thanks Stella.

  15. Stella's Boy says:

    My pleasure. They put out one rockin’ album some 20 years ago. Time for a reunion tour!

  16. Ray_Pride says:

    EXCLUSIVE has been used for as long as I can remember to hype an interview with actors that was done only with that interviewer, likely to distinguish from junket roundtables. It’s the poor man’s TOLDJA.

  17. IOv2 says:

    Can you smell it? IT’S HERE! IT’S… COMIC CON TIME!

  18. Stella's Boy says:

    Definitely doesn’t smell like victory.

  19. leahnz says:

    smell like teen spirit
    (but go lyt, i’m always rooting for lyt. looks freakishly just like my friend’s brother to boot)

  20. leahnz says:

    SMELLS like teen spirit
    can i just do one comment without a typo, it would be a small miracle

  21. Foamy Squirrel says:

    You have friends?!?!?
    Honestly, smelling like teen spirit would have to be the worst fragrance ever. Combination of sweaty, unwashed clothes and too much aftershave.

  22. The Big Perm says:

    Once I was at a horror convention and there was a guy there who smelled like he shit his pants.

  23. Stella's Boy says:

    He probably did. Didn’t want to lose his place in line getting Rob Zombie’s autograph.

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It shows how out of it I was in trying to be in it, acknowledging that I was out of it to myself, and then thinking, “Okay, how do I stop being out of it? Well, I get some legitimate illogical narrative ideas” — some novel, you know?

So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

But then I did, and then I realized who it was, and I thought, “Wait, he’s in that realm, maybe he knows Philip K. Dick.” I said, “You know a guy named—” “Yeah, sure — you want his phone number?”

My friend paid my rent for a year while I wrote, because it turned out we couldn’t get a writer. My friends kept on me about, well, if you can’t get a writer, then you write.”
~ Hampton Fancher

“That was the most disappointing thing to me in how this thing was played. Is that I’m on the phone with you now, after all that’s been said, and the fundamental distinction between what James is dealing with in these other cases is not actually brought to the fore. The fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone. There’s not a case of that. He wasn’t using his position or status to try to solicit a sexual favor from anyone. If he had — if that were what the accusation involved — the show would not have gone on. We would have folded up shop and we would have not completed the show. Because then it would have been the same as Harvey Weinstein, or Les Moonves, or any of these cases that are fundamental to this new paradigm. Did you not notice that? Why did you not notice that? Is that not something notable to say, journalistically? Because nobody could find the voice to say it. I’m not just being rhetorical. Why is it that you and the other critics, none of you could find the voice to say, “You know, it’s not this, it’s that”? Because — let me go on and speak further to this. If you go back to the L.A. Times piece, that’s what it lacked. That’s what they were not able to deliver. The one example in the five that involved an issue of a sexual act was between James and a woman he was dating, who he was not working with. There was no professional dynamic in any capacity.

~ David Simon