I’m kind of obsessed with Nic Cage. He’s the only actor since Marlon Brando that’s actually done anything new with the art of acting; he’s successfully taken us away from an obsession with naturalism into a kind of presentation style of acting that I imagine was popular with the old troubadours. If I could erase his bottom half bad movies, and only keep his top half movies, he would blow everyone else out of the water. He’s put a little too much water in his beer, but he is still one of the great actors of our time. And working with him was an absolute pleasure. In fact, one of my favorite scenes I’ve ever done is the last scene in LORD OF WAR.
Ethan Hawke on Nicolas Cage
Our Sages whose Books are their Wives,
May hunt the Philosopher’s Stone,
And be proud of their Continent Lives,
As if that themselves had none.
But if they would come at the Prize,
They ought to be Jolly and drink,
For the true Modern Way to be Wise
Is neither to Read or to Think.
The Blockhead must lose his Aim,
The studies Old Aristotle
For the ways that we rise to Fame,
Are the Petticoat, Dice and Bottle
Thus if you would climb to Pow’r
And be a True Whig of Trust,
Your way is to Drink and Whore,
And neither be Learn’d of Just.
— Edward Ward, The Tipling Philosophers (1710)
- Okay, so this is dumb and vaguely misogynistic.
- Wow, a cartoon about people liking their phones and being on them all the time. This is really making a splash and saying something…if it were 2003.
- So it’s some sort of glider dog or something? Is there a visual joke here I am not getting?
- Why would there be penicillin in a salad?
ML: I’m drunk, I’m drunk.
JM: I mean we did just drunk dial 1998 World Series MVP Scott Brosius.
ML: I want my French to be better.
ML: That way I could fulfill my destiny as a good descendant of Normans.
JC: Then just go insult a Greek.
ML: The Greeks and Normans never did get along, did they?
JC: That seems to be the fundamental message of The Alexiad.
ML: I thought the fundamental message of The Alexiad was that Anna Komnene is my dream woman.
JC: A bloodthirsty Byzantine princess fluent in Attic Greek with a keen sense of historical drama.
JC: That is another message, yes.
While I admit kind of enjoying reading the article, the enjoyment was mostly because I love to hate this guy’s attitude. The comment on the article “If the New Yorker stopped paying you to write about music you can’t be bothered to listen to, that would not be a tremendous loss either” really sums it up.
p.s. previous post about this.