Friday, August 24, 2007

Give Me a H! Give Me An O!

As someone who teaches a "film class", and lives in the new Hollywood that is surely Burque/NM, I read stories like the one about "Kid Nation" with a mixture of bemusement, condescension and old fogey killjoyism..

A story about mistreated "talent" during a movie/TV shoot? Shocking.

You mean being in a movie/TV show isn't just like being thrust into an episode of "Entourage"? I don't believe it.

Are you going so far as to tell me Hollywood can be as soul-crushing and morally vacuous as any other form of prostitution? You got to be kidding me.

And no, I'm not talking about the content of the films/TV shows. I'm talking about the content of the movie/TV show making process. For example, we're supposed to be excited about the following (from a Dan Mayfield story about a rilly big show being shot in town):

"When 'Entertainment Tonight' and 'E!' come out, they'll be here at the studios."

Am I the only one in town who reads something like that and wants to throw one's self into a wood-chipper , "Fargo" style?

You can't spell H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D without H-O. Welcome to glamorous superstardom, Albuquerque.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

"... And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper... And for what? For a little bit of money. There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don't you know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day. Well, I just don't understand it."

One of my all-time favorite movie lines. That and, "I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou." as well as, "Ah, hon, ya got Arby's all over me." haha!

Just take out Brainerd and put in Albuquerque and there ya have it.

Can you imagine what it would be like if the Cohen brothers did a movie about ABQ? I'd really like to see that...