Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
It's the balls to say something like that in a screenplay that did it. Maybe his balls were on something.
KEVIN: Speaking of balls, Marline Warfield had them in this movie.
ERIC: The "badass commie nigger"?
KEVIN: I had to imdb this little gem (a laureen hobbes quote), but I remember how much I loved this line in the film: "You can blow the seminal prisoner class infrastructure out your ass. I'm not knockin' down my goddamn distribution charges." That's just damn fine writing.
ERIC: Chayefsky is a miracle worker. It's like he set a bunch of dictionaries down, took a chainsaw to them, and then cobbled them together with magic. As much as that analogy doesn't make sense, it speaks worlds about the script.
KEVIN: It looks like we've got nothing but praise for this film. Is there anything you didn't like about it?
ERIC: Yeah. How much little there was to not praise. I enjoy ripping into a film, and this gives me no rancid meat. It's a delicious, savory tenderloin.
KEVIN: So, we're finished? Do you feel at all obligated to tie that oft-quoted line into our discussion?
ERIC: Dude, fuck that. Everyone says that. I'm mad as hell about it. I'm not going to take people quoting it anymore, you hear me?
KEVIN: Yeah! I'm as tired as hell, and I'm not going to talk about this film anymore. Tonight, at least.
ERIC: All right, all right. Enough with the cute stuff.