Tuesday, March 26, 2002 :::
what is up with copping moulin rouge's style for not one but both opening bits, while having the audacity to snub baz luhrmann as director. thank you whoopi for your admission of this oversight, if for nothing else on sunday's tortutous night of televisionary idiocy. cirque du soleil? what? britney spears follows catherine deneuve? are we in a fucking david foster wallace novel? let's not even get started on john cameron mitchell and gene hackman. jesus. and then there's russell crowe's antics with halle berry. did he actually think he could take her then and there on the stage? or was he waiting for his statue first (which thankfully went to the right guy this year)? while we're talking about russel:
look. i haven't seen a beautiful mind, and i don't want to.
first, i've had enough of these stories that depict living with a schizophrenic as trying but ultimately rewarding because it all works out in the end. i've done it. that is not true. i know others who've done it, and they tell me i'm not alone: the everything working out part rarely happens, and if it does, it's certainly not rewarding, in fact much more expensive (the only way these things work out is with meds) and well, saddening, because the person is so medicated that they're hardly themselves at all.
second, the way i understand it, the movie is a sham passing itself off as the book, which, apparently is itself a sham.
third. ron howard. what? next he goes on inside the actor's fucking studio with that lipton twit:
lipton twit: and then... you made... splash
opie: yeah, well, we knew it was important to do, and i tell you, what a rewarding experience. daryl hannah. what an actor!
LT: backdraft. back. draft. amazing.
[even more raucous applause]
O: yeah, well, we knew it was important to do, and i tell you, what a rewarding experience. bill baldwin. what an actor!
LT: the grinch. genius!
o: yeah, well, we knew it was important to do, and i tell you, what a rewarding experience. plastic and fur. what an actor!
and where did will smith go? did he get as bored as i did, but have the good sense (unlike me) to leave?