Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space.
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What might be this Caught Up you speak of...no, just something else I couldn't help mentioning, as it re-occured to me. Tolkien without ethical dilemma is about like Tolkien without philological/linguistic play...though the latter doesn't play That well in a film of less than twenty hours...MISS CONGENIALITY (and its sequel), of course, was what I was reaching for (my friend Alice and I took each other to [my choice] O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? and to [her choice] MISS CONG the first on a rare double-feature afternoon, when they were new...and we both apologized afterward...)
I might dig even a second-rate ROMY & MICHELLE, but maybe not...
six and a half years ago
Todd, I agree! nice commenting!! and, sadly, no... the Cho movie i was in was not great - and I was even worse in it.it's sort of a poor man's romy and michelle. which was it's own poor mans. heh. but margaret just gets better and everyone is awesome. blah blah. thanks for the comments. I take it you're caught up?
six and a half years ago
...and (sigh)...downplaying the ethical dilemmas in LOTR is, of course, tearing the heart out of the novel(s)...
six and a half years ago
I could easily write for an hour+ on this episode, and have no time to do so...so let me pare it down to this, at the moment--yes, indeed, on A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES...a bad novel, precisely the kind of thing that a JK Toole who has had that kind of life experience might write, an over-broad elbow in the ribs attempt at farce that is just a few hundred Hoo Boys over the line, and I really can't understand why so many people pretend its good or meaningful except out of pity for the author and his family. Meanwhile, to tag L. Sprague de Camp as solely The Guy Who Finished RE Howard Scraps (he was one of several, fwiw) is a bit like, say, summing up your career, Jackie, by citing the Margaret Cho film you did a supporting role in (I missed recording the play on Logo yesterday...is it worthwhile?). De Camp was a major fantasist in his own right, wrote mostly (but not exclusively) humorous historical and contemporary fantasy of the sort Charles De Lint, Peter Beagle, George R. R. Martin and Neil Gaiman grew up reading, and is on the permanent excrement lists for a lot Howard fans for his rather controversial biographies of Lovecraft and his pal, the Conan creator. (De Camp also wrote a fair amount of historical nonfiction, of which the most famous now is probably his survey of folklore and myth LOST CONTINENTS.)
I'm afraid I find the metaphors displayed in GATTACA heavy-handed, as well, not least the notion of testing genetically by fingerpricking turnstiles...sure, it's indicative of the pain induced by that kind of chauvinist stupidity, but unlike, say, the stupid things societies do in BRAVE NEW WORLD or 1984, it doesn't make any sense on the surface level, either...letting those stupid turnstiles steal a sloughing skin cell or dozen or so off one's thumb would be a smidge better than infecting everyone who walks into a given building, even if only potentially.
And Phil Dick was aware of the onrushing tide of film adaptations, before his death...it's not as if they prepped/filmed BLADE RUNNER in three months, as opposed to over years, and that not the first nor only option he saw before his death (and he did like his kids).
I'd say that POODLE SPRINGS is not quite what Chandler might've written, but it's less bad than PLAYBACK, which Chandler did write and publish.
DYLAN DOG, of course, previously filmed (in part) as DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE...not altogether successfully, but memorably...
Yeesh. Quite a packed episode, and great fun to hear, if too comment-inducing...you should read Robert Bloch's "Final Performance," but it would Disturb you (the same Bloch who was Lovecraft's disciple as a kid, inspiration to Mike Mignola and a whole large other chunk of the world, scripter of many things ranging from STAR TREK to THRILLER to films, and who wrote the novel PSYCHO most famously), though the award-winning IDW comics adaptation (in the anthology comic DOOMED) isn't up to the original (DOOMED was a whole lot of good taste in selecting fiction to adapt less effectively to comics formats).
And that's all I can afford to say right now...except, c'mon, DEMOLITION MAN is one of the best films Sandra Bullock has done (true of most its cast). You want to pick on her, you mention the likes of MISS PERSONALITY 2 as well as SPEED 2...