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I had this interview bookmarked and finally got around to listening today.

Viggo Mortensen: A Life in Pictures

In front of a packed audience, Viggo Mortensen speaks about the process of selecting scripts and how he approaches his many on-screen characters – from playing a Russian gangster in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises to Aragon in the Lord of the Rings films.
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I have been all around the channels looking for something festive to watch.

Currently, I am watching Snakes on a Plane....


Mar. 24th, 2011 01:43 am
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doesn't he look fine!
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I suppose these might have been everywhere, but I hadn't seen them before

There is a Website for the short film Glenn Owen Dodds that David is in (as god...)

I'm only posting one pic, since I am headed for bed now but there is a gallery at the site, and a trailer. )
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Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter

I don't know if I am looking forward to this movie, or trembling in fear, but this picture needed to be shared...
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Jim and I were curled on the couch watching the amazing Gankutsuou (part 3) when Chris called and asked us to meet up with her and her expat-Aussie friend Kelly for V for Vendetta.

Wow. I haven't even processed yet why I loved it quite so much, except that it was sensually overwhelming and I was inclined to by in at every stage. There are stills that are poems/drabbles and make me wish for the millionth thime that my skills leaned in any way toward the artistic. I'm sure I'll think of things I didn't like eventually, but right now I'm thinking I would love to see it on the big screen again. But - did I blink, or was there no credit for Alan Moore? That was especially strange, as there was a credit for David Lloyd (And since I thought we spotted Alan Moore in the Bar scene, it seemed.... wrong.)

the friday Five

The Boob Tube, The Silver Screen, & You
Ah, the problem with this is how little is "little"?

1) When you were little what was your favorite TV show?

When I was quite small, I remember watching American bandstand with my mother on one of those big blonde consoles with a little round cornered screen. (I remember the McCarthy trials on this same tv, but that in no way resembles a favorite...) I was exceptionally fond of a program called The People's Choice (with Jackie Cooper) because it had a "talking" basset Hound named Cleo. I watched Learn to Draw with John Gnagy, and Crusader Rabbit (I was a fan of Rags); Beanie and Cecil and of course Rocky and Bullwinkle. I used to stay up late and watch Jack Paar with my nanna, and later Steve Allen who I was crazy about. In grade school, I had a huge crush on George Reeve's Superman.

2) What was your favorite movie?

I love Hayley Mills, so nearly anything she was in, except Pollyanna, which still makes me gag. But my favorite thing was Million Dollar Movie which showed the same movie twice everyday for a week, and it would play in the background while I was doing my homework. So, King Kong, Son of Kong, Forbidden Planet, Mighty Joe Young, and Attack of the Crab Monsters...

3) What is your favorite TV show currently?

I'm not sure I have a *favorite* at the moment - we watch House, Medium, Lost and CSI; some others (NCIS, Numbers) if we're home. I like the top of the channels a lot - the history channel, the evil science channel, BBC America on mystery night... Oh, and I'm just getting into Stargate, which could become a contender.

4) What is the best movie you have seen so far this year?

I think I'll go with V for Vendetta. We don't get out to the movies as often as we mean to, and I'm reasonably easy to please inside my comfort zone (that means there is no way in hell I would go out to see anything they showed us as previews last night - what the hell are they thinking? Do they have no concept of audience targeting? I think anyone in our theater who was actually hoping to see Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector probably lost interest in V during Hugo's first speech. And while I'm at it - I PAID to get in here, and I would like to spend the pre-show time having a conversation with my friends, who actually know how to have a conversation, or watching previews geared toward the movie I chose. I do NOT appreciate commercials, and you don't want to hear my words for your propaganda spots...)

5) If someone was going to make a movie or TV show about your life, who would play you and why?

Too late now, but I have always said I wanted to be played by Divine.
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On my way to bed, AMC just began a show about the film sanitizing industry (like familyflix, etc)

I am appalled

Obviously, I have no objection to people editing their own copies or skipping anything they want. In particular, edit them for your own kids - That's your job (why is someone else always censoring what parents ought to be doing?)

I can't believe people are concerned about fanfic and not this wholesale dismemberment of someone's work. -Plus - do you really believe they are buying an unexpurgated copy for every one they desecrate? I'm having trouble with that. So, it's ok to ignore all those FBI warnings at the begining of the disc if you're christian?

I especially love the mother complaing about ratings creep - I took my 10 year old to a movie rated PG13 and I found the language inappropriate; we had to leave. So the ratings system isn't doing its job.....

takes antacid and goes to bed
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1) What is your favorite science fiction film?
Ever? Ummmm.... Forbidden Planet. first runner up: SIlent Running

2) What is your favorite, if you have one, chick flick?
Can someone tell me what a chick flick actually is? Movie with girls, girly movie, lesbian spank inferno...?

3) What is your favorite buddy film?
If Aragorn and Boromir count, there is no competition... otherwise... Topsy Turvey... or 1776 (grin)

4) What is your favorite B movie -- you know it isn't good, but you adore it anyway?
Anything by Ray Harryhousen. I get the mad giggles when Sinbad shrinks the princess and puts her down his pants for safekeeping...

5) What is your favorite lame film? For this purpose lame is defined as: a film that would have been good except for one nagging thing, i.e. it was well acted and written but it was a cliched plot or it was a good film, but it came out at the wrong time for it so it didn't work.
This is so hard! Equilibrium. Visually, beautiful...


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