Thursday, May 18, 2006

To say nothing of hair plugs

Ah, hubris.

It leads Hollywood execs to do foolish things, like premiere a lame potboiler by a merely servicable director at the bitchfest that is Cannes.


Madison Guy said...

If Sony had any balls, they would have turned to the experts in unfilmable books: Spike Jonze instead of Ron Howard, Charlie Kaufman instead of Akiva Goldsman and Nicolas Cage instead of Tom Hanks. For these accomplished white orchid thieves, being chased around the block by an albino monk would have been child's play -- and Sony would have had the sleeper hit of the decade with "Adaptation II: Is Nothing Sacred?"

vikkitikkitavi said...

Great idea!

Too bad there's no part for Chris Cooper.

Ron Howard is just so appalling to me. I don't understand why Hollywood continues to reward and elevate this guy. I know a lot of people loved "A Beautiful Mind," but I can't watch the movie without thinking how great it would be if someone not quite so literal and workman-like had tried their hand.

Maybe Hollywood just likes him because he used to be Opie, and now he's...well...the guy who doesn't mind working with Russell Crowe, I guess.

Madison Guy said...

Know what you mean about "A Beautiful Mind" -- I read the book, and it's an incredible story, but Opie reduced it to sentimental pablum. As a moviegoer I felt I was the victim of consumer fraud.

dad said...

Without seeing the film, I don't expect that Opie would translate whatever grit that could have been flung into the public eyes. I expect anything controversial was first was passed through a 325 mesh screen first.

GETkristiLOVE said...

God, I'm so sick of this crap.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Nice engineering metaphor, Daddy-o. I'm gonna hafta remember that one.