Monday, December 17, 2007

Ugh

Man, I am just not into writing today.

I'll try to fry something up and get it up before the end of the night.

10 comments:

rEVOLution 08 said...

Everyone's doing year-end review stuff. You should do something different. How about writing a preview of what you're looking for in 2008 films?

Specifically your expecations for Atlas Shrugged.

Pinko Punko said...
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Pinko Punko said...

I look forward very much to this Joli-Pitt coupling. Joli as Dagny should provide legions of objectivist shut-ins with spank bankable content.

Pinko Punko said...

I can't wait for the Greenspan "blurb"

rEVOLtion 08 said...

Agreed. I'm not sure what the male audiences thought of her in her day, but Patricia Neal (as Dominique Francon in The Fountainhead, 1949) didn't do it for me. Plus Dagny is the ultimate Objectist heroine. Jolie as Dagny is a dream.

But beyond the hot female lead, what can we expect from the movie? How can you take a well-written, genius-level book with such deep philosophical insights and translate it effectively to the big screen?

The Fountainhead movie failed in this regard, as did Big Trouble (2002). So while I look forward to Atlas Shrugged I fear it will meet the same fate.

Pinko Punko said...

Big Trouble was overlooked and underrated. the problem with Atlas Shrugged is that how do you translate 50 page speeches of bat shit insane gobbldeygook into compelling cinema. I suggest boobs. As for Atlas Shrugs, I think the problems are deeper than the script.

rEVOLution 08 said...

I cannot believe that Atlas Shrugs website - thank you for ruining my day with that link. Can the estate of Ayn Rand sue them?

Pinko Punko said...

rEVOLution 08, I just don't think you are enough of real Ayn Randie. I mean Pam "Atlas Shrugs" is a real acolyte. She's my Dagny Taggart.

rEVOLution 08 said...

Pinko, the proper term is "Randroid", not "Randie".

But I guess you're right. If Rand were alive today, she'd be a neo-conservative happily shilling for Romney or whoever spoke toughest against the Muslims on last night's Glenn Beck show, just the way this site does.

Pinko Punko said...

That was aggressive.