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Good stuff, man. I too loved the Thompson, Franzen and Specktor books. I haven't read those Roths, but I've got a stack of unread Roth to my left...
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2022 on Readings of 2021 at Some Came Running
Hey, I have that Evans in Toyko album. It's real good!
Shame on me for using "iconoclastic" and "icons" in the same damn sentence, but I just got home from work, so...
Coppola's THE RAINMAKER came out in late '97, and then Altman's THE GINGERBREAD MAN in early '98, and I'm still not sure what to make of "iconoclastic New Hollywood icons hoping to make some of that sweet, sweet John Grisham coin" thing, but mostly I was happy that they were working (with big budgets and big stars, to boot). Hmmm, I wouldn't have figured you as a GOSFORD PARK-hater. Me, I love it.
I liked RED LINE 7000 a lot less than you did, though it's totally fascinating for a Hawks' fan. Mainly, the acting was just not...good, outside of Caan, who hints pretty strongly at the bigger things to come for him. (Okay, Norman Alden is pretty good, as is Marianna Hill.) With a stronger cast, he may have had a HATARI! on wheels instead of an Elvis movie without Elvis.
A fine list. Nice to see the HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY love. Now I'm hungry.
Really looking forward to this one. Congrats.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2013 on It was/is De Niro at Some Came Running
And I haven't thought about Fez-under-Time in years. Wow.
I love that after Davis signed the Grateful Dead to Arista, in live versions of "Jack Straw" from that era, Bob Weir was known to occasionally change the line that's written "we used to play for silver, now we play for life," to "we used to play for acid, now we play for Clive." I've heard at least one clear recording of this. Cracked me up.
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