Another Underrated Movie

My boss is writing a script right now and reading over some scripts in order to “get into the mode.”  One of the scripts we have is I Heart Huckabees, which I know was a very polarizing film but I, as someone who finds existential humor probably way funnier than it is, freaking ADORED it.  Mark Wahlberg being funny=always great.  Like crashing parties.  It’s just math!

BACK TO: TOMMY AND ALBERT

TOMMY (SMILES):

What are you doing tomorrow?

ALBERT:

I was thinking of chaining myself to a bulldozer.  Do you want to come?

TOMMY:

What time?

ALBERT:

Like one o’clock.

TOMMY:

That sounds good.  Should I bring my own chains?

ALBERT:

We always do.

Fade out.

And some wisdom from aggressive yet funny man, director David O. Russell.

Q: News feels largely like entertainment at this point, doesn’t it?  I mean, that line between journalism and entertainment gets blurred more every day, and i feel like the incarnation we’re experiencing now began with teh first Gulf War, when CNN started with the graphics and theme music.  Now who can tell the difference between the news and Entertainment Tonight?

David: You should see the morning shows out here in LA, where the girls practically wear bikinis.  The most popular morning show has this guy who’s like 55 or 60 with these two super hot girls.  I remember seeing it after the Bush/Gore election, and I was like, Well, that’s why Bush won.  Just look at this morning show and it tells you everything you need to know about why Bush won.  It’s all in the little tops and the giggles and the subtext is, “No thinking or questioning.”  People used to think our totalitarian future would look like Orwell’s 1984 or Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 411 with an oppressive police state — but the mind control turned out to be more insidious than that — it looks like “Wild on E!”

One Response to “Another Underrated Movie”

  1. wdrefugees Says:

    I know what morning talk show they’re referencing. I love this! (i.e. hate this life)

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