Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Midweek Matinee: Double Feature!

There’s a dead rat in my pantry, but his loss is your gain. Because rather than deal with the elephant in the next room, as it were, I have been watching movie clips.

So while I go don my hazmat gear, I'll leave you to it.

Waiting for Guffman

Corky St Claire was an off-(off, off, off, off) Broadway director who now directs community theater in Blaine, Missouri. And he thinks Guffman, a Broadway producer will be in the audience for the upcoming show.

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Lost in America

Albert Brooks plays an advertising executive. He and his wife sell their house and all their belongings and go off in an RV to discover America and touch Indians.
They stop in Las Vegas where his wife promptly loses their entire nest egg on the roulette wheel.
Brooks tries to convince the Casino owner to give the money back.

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27 comments:

  1. I've seen these three before, but I really enjoyed just watching them again. I LOVE Guffman...
    Great post Karin.
    BTW... I was approached to write and blog for my local Patch. I'm not sure if I have the time to do so, but I'm thinking about it.

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  2. "twenty-two!"

    You can post video on Blogger now. You don't have to link it like youdo anymore.

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  3. So, I'm reading old books, you're watching old movies, and between us we're telling the whole cyber world about them. Great teamwork.

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  4. I've had many wonderful laughs from the Christopher Guest gems, Best In Show etc.

    The Albert Brooks brand of humour gives me the willies.

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  5. Come on 22, come on 22.

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  6. "fresh off a Destroyer with a dance belt and a tube of Chapstick..."

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  7. Me too, PI.

    Wayne, I think we had a similar argument about Sarah Silverman, or maybe it was Dave Chappelle. I was for, you were queezy.

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  8. I think I have all of Christopher Guest, pretty sure. i think Guffman is a great argument against visualizing your destiny.

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  9. Two classics. I love both these movies. The clips almost made me forget about the dead rat in your pantry. Yikes.

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  10. I remember Guffman fondly. Liked Best in Show even better. Don't think I've seen Lost.

    Is the rat still there? :)

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  11. Thanks for the Guffman clips -- I forgot how funny that movie is! Didn't Corky own a My Dinner With Andre action figure set? Bummer about the rat. I mean elephant.

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  13. Oh yes, the action figures and the big heads. End of the Days lunchbox -- kids love it.

    Ok, ok, favorite quote:

    I was shopping for my wife Bonnie. I buy most of her clothes and Mrs Pearl was in the same shop. And it just was an accident you know, we started talking... about panty hose, she was saying... whatever that's not the point of the story but what the point is is that through this accidental meeting... it's like a Hitchcock movie you know where you're thrown into a rubber bag and put in the trunk of a car -- you find people.

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  14. "What the city council did was really... give me a challenge, and it's a challenge that I am going to... accept. It's like in the olden days, in the... days of France, when men would slap each other with their gloves... say, y'know... "D'Artagnan!"... y'know, "how dare you talk to me like that, you!," and... smack 'em! "

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  15. "it's like, How many babies fit in a tire...like that whole thing"

    http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=6tMnQSaTz9w

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  16. That rat is just getting smellier in the heat you know. I'm a little worried.

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  17. "New York -- it's an island, is really what it is. It's this island full of people of different colors ... Y'know we don't see much of that in Blaine. I'd like to maybe meet some guys — some Italian guys, and y'know—watch TV, and stuff."

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  18. I'm worried about what the rat ate that killed it. And whether you've eaten it also. My pantry and fridge contain death traps way past their sell-by dates.

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  19. we have a friend who has some salsa still in his fridge from 2007 and some brown rice from before 2005---am sure we could arrange to send them to you to help the cause against the rats?!?! poison, but not technically lethal, sorta.

    and of course, as soon as I read this last night, I watched a rat climb a tree onto the roof...maybe I need the salsa instead of you?

    guffman...lol. love it.

    If it is getting as warm there as by us, I'd get the rat out of there unless you're intending to go on diet from the stench.

    prosupee---what the dignified Altadena housewife is adept at making---prosupee, from dregs in her basement, just old enough to kill the rats!

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  20. I’m worried too ... about the rat in the butlery.

    wv: aquensu - japanese for a bottle of water.

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  21. Two of my all-time favorites.

    "I have seen the future. And it's a bald-headed man from New York!"

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  22. My ignorance is showing...never saw either movie...

    I do know that Margaret has a point about the rat...

    Sorry TheChief and I aren't down south or I'd ask him to help you out!!! (Notice I'm offering his help in this manly task!!!)

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  23. Rest assured, Mickey was taken care of as soon as I finished the post.

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