July 14th, 2006
|11:23 am - ain't no trip to cleveland|
I'm not gonna talk about being sick, or crashing for extended periods of time, or the lovely panic attack in the middle of Davis last night (brought on by screaming babies, hello screaming babies how I love thee) but I am going to mention that a review of the embarrassingly middle-of-the-road You, Me & Dupree that I read this morning mentioned that Owen Wilson's character in this movie is pretty much his character Dignan from Bottle Rocket, but 10 years later.
This is distressing because it means that Bottle Rocket is 10 years old.
I have no memory of that film whatsoever, so I looked it up on the imdb, and found this in the trivia section:
The film scored the worst test screening points in the history of Columbia Pictures at the time.
Not the most ringing endorsement!
Bottle Rocket is Wes Anderson's first feature film. It's probably the most laid-back crime caper film I've ever seen, but it's really good. I can see test audiences getting confused, though.
Maybe I'll give it a go then. We're always at a loss for what to rent when it comes to picking something off the "new releases" wall unless its to rewatch something.
I love Bottle Rocket. I always thought Wilson's character in Shanghai Noon was Dignan's ancient ancestor.
Dignan's 20-year-plan to become a master criminal more than makes up for the weak love subplot in the film.
It should not surprise you that someone on the Internet has gone and transcribed Dignan's notebook
, with colors and everything.
No word on the list of things Dignan's not supposed to touch, though.
|Date:||July 14th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)|| |
From what I saw on the previews, Owen Wilson did remind me a lot of the character he played in Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights. Makes you wonder if Lightning McQueen is the same way.
Actually, Lightning McQueen's a bit more dynamic that Owen's usual laid-back "whoa, hey, take it easy, man" stoned types (and he plays a lot of 'em.) Lightning McQueen has a lot of energy in him. Not manic, just -- with energy.
I don't really remember Wilson's character in "The Life Aquatic" being as typecast as some of his other stuff, but I may have been too busy wishing for an entire album of Bowie covers in French.
(And I can't be the only one who thought of that movie throughout the World Cup, since Zindane's nickmame was Zissou.)
Instead of Dignan, I read Digimon.
Then I decided that I used to watch entirely too much tv when my little brother had the remote.
|Date:||July 14th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)|| |
I have not seen Bottle Rocket, but I like the idea that the character's name is almost the same as my last name.