Stars....

..... "The Asphalt Jungle" was on in the living room last night, and I spent the better part of the evening eavesdropping on conversations of crosses, double-crosses, and triple-crosses courtesy of John Huston's directing prowess......

..... what a tangled world we live in, eh?...... and what an even more tangled world we can imagine if we really put our minds to it....

...... but as for imagining?....... well, I'd like to imagine that if I were one of the actors in Huston's stable that I'd either have been James Whitmore or Lee Marvin......

...... the problem is that I have read Marvin's biography and I haven't read Whitmore's...... so, I am a bit biased...... and I tend to lean a bit more towards Whitmore.... Whitmore can be gritty when he needs to be, of course..... but he is still mostly loveable around the edges in most roles..... Marvin?...... he was just a bit too mean for me..... I'd like to have had a beer or two with him, but not share a bottle of tequila, if you know what I mean.......

..... one of us would have most assuredly gotten cut by the end of the night, I feel quite certain..... besides, both he and Whitmore were combat vets........ I'm sure that they both had great stories to tell if given the chance.......

.... but, I digress....

..... but isn't that always the way with things?..... you get a peek here and there?.... you watch the movies, listen to the interviews, and read the stories in the tabloids?........ hear the gossip..... pour over the documentaries......

.... we somehow find our celluloid heroes alter egos and then work so very hard to know more, and more, and more about them..... as if us knowing their wife's name and their wedding anniversary will somehow make us feel closer to them the next time a flick of theirs is shown on the tube......

.... hell, isn't a whole industry built on such long-distance rubbernecking of our "Stars"?......

.....ahhhh, I know that I am grousing....... I've actually been in an epically bad mood for the past two days, so I suppose that I should be given a bit of slack......

..... but really?.... the only problem that I have with Mr. Whitmore is his politics......... otherwise, he and I are square on......... but Lee?......

...... well, how can this make any man anywhere not want to wake up and realize that he is Lee Marvin.....

...... old movies, I swear.......... sometimes "the rest of the story" is what "the story" was all about to begin with!.....

by Eric on August 23, 2009 | Bullshit (4) | TrackBack (0) | Movies
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I try my hardest not to learn too much about the "Stars". Sadly the more I learn about them, the less I like them and the more it intrudes on the movies I watch to the point that I can't watch them anymore.

Only a very few can transcend with acting what I have heard about them when they are hugely famous... after all there are times when one can't duck from TMI about various movie stars.

No, if they had to rely on me, the Movie Star Watching industry would go bankrupt immediately.

Whitmore and Marvin - I will keep them in their place in the movies and enjoy what I see. I want to know no more than that. ;-)

Bullshitted by Teresa on August 23, 2009 10:03 PM

.... yeah, Teresa, I agree...... but what did you think of the clip?....

Bullshitted by Eric on August 23, 2009 10:10 PM

Ha - I only just got back and saw your question... He was a real shit disturber wasn't he. ROFLMAO.

Bullshitted by Teresa on August 25, 2009 07:49 PM

Lee Marvin was like Gunny R. Lee Ermey . You didn't want to piss him off.

Bullshitted by JihadGene on August 27, 2009 12:03 PM