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Last night on DVD I watched the 1945 Best Picture--The Lost Weekend, with Ray Milland (drunk writer who doesn't write) and Jane Wyman (adoring, helpful, and apparently un-dismay-able) girlfriend.
Most of the action centers around this guy trying to get soused, looking for hidden bottles, and avoiding his loved ones. The music behind this action is that horrible forties high-pitched horror music, which really grates on the nerves after awhile, but is proabably accurate to feelings leading up to delerium tremens.
The opening scene pans the NY skyline from left to right and the closing scene the same view from right to left. The left most building I recognize as the Chrysler building, and maybe there is the Empire State in there as well but I don't really recognize it as that. Anyway, great skyline shots depicting a scene that obviously has changed in the last fifty years, I can't imagine for the better, architecturally speaking.
10. Tell me about your relationship with Quentin. How did you meet? Do you
spend much time together. Talk about your trip to the Kill Bill set and your
thoughts on the film?
quentin and i were both raised by wolves in california and we reunited in 1997
through a mutual friend. I love him and i love his work. kill bill was one helluva friday night movie and i suppose we all have to wait for saturday night to really make sense of what the hell is going on....we spend as much time together as we should.....just enough. My trip to China to visit him was mostly about making sure that the extascy was good enough for him to try....seeing the great wall, visiting all the landmarks, sleeping in a nice hotel, watching him kill people, getting blood all over me and helping spend Miramax's money....