Marlon Brando applying his make-up on the set of On the Waterfront (1954, dir. Elia Kazan)
“[In On the Waterfront] there was a scene in a taxicab, where I turn to my brother, who’s come to turn me over to the gangsters, and I lament to him that he never looked after me, he never gave me a chance, that I could have been a contender, I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum…It was very moving. And people often spoke about that, ‘Oh, my God, what a wonderful scene, Marlon, blah blah blah blah blah.’
It wasn’t wonderful at all. The situation was wonderful. Everybody feels like he could have been a contender, he could have been somebody, everybody feels as though he’s partly bum, some part of him. He is not fulfilled and he could have done better, he could have been better. Everybody feels a sense of loss about something. So that was what touched people. It wasn’t the scene itself. There are other scenes where you’ll find actors being expert, but since the audience can’t clearly identify with them, they just pass unnoticed. Wonderful scenes never get mentioned, only those scenes that affect people.”
-Brando, quoted in Lawrence Grobel’s Conversations with Brando (1993)
17 March 2011 · Comments
Sometimes for space-based movies to work, scientific accuracy is sacrificed for plotlines. Fortunately, we have people like the gang over at io9 to keep painstaking track of these inaccuracies so we can have further evidence that Apollo 13 was awesome.
28 December 2010 · Comments
“The Muppets” won’t premiere until December 25, 2011, but Disney has released the first official image from the upcoming film.
The shot appears to be from the film’s table read, with writer Jason Segel surrounded by many of his favorite Fabricated Americans, including Kermit, Ms. Piggie, Statler & Waldorf and more.
In addition to co-writing the film, Segel will also star in the project, which marks the first big-screen Muppet movie in 11 years. Production begins this month.
Sweetums! I love this new movie already.
10 November 2010 · Comments
Nicolas Cage plays good sorcerer Balthazar, who meets a young Dave — played here by Jake Cherry and, when he grows up, Jay Baruchel — and tells him he’s going to one day become a very important sorcerer. But after Balthazar leaves him alone for a few minutes, Dave releases evil sorcerer Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). When Dave grows up, Balthazar turns to him to help him defeat Maxim.
Boyfriend and I saw a preview for this a couple of weeks ago when we went to see Toy Story 3, and I have to say, I’m really looking forward to seeing The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, more so than I thought when I heard they were making a movie based on that scene with Mickey and the brooms from Fantasia. And as for the adorable little metal dragon? I want one.
9 July 2010 · Comments
mmmmmmm…… delicious trailer goodness….
Room of Requirement: best part. “See this shit in 3D y’all”: worst part.
Seriously. This whole 3D thing is really starting to get on my nerves.
In other news, I can not freaking wait for this movie.
30 June 2010 · Comments