Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Wild Side
According to ABC News, Christopher Walken will be playing Ozzy Osbourne in the big-screen version of Motley Crue's The Dirt (and Val Kilmer will play David Lee Roth). If the report is true, that is a fascinating choice. Walken is 5 years older than Ozzy, but will be playing a version of him from 20 years ago. That seems to defy all laws of physics. However, if any actor will be able to capture Ozzy's quirks, it has to be Walken.
By the way, if you haven't read The Dirt, I highly suggest you go out and buy it right now. It's no great literary achievement. But man, those guys were animals. I cannot fathom how they will be able to translate much of their story into a film suitable for mass consumption... in fact, watering it down to avoid an NC-17 could be a disaster. If you take away the sex and the drugs, what's left? Here's hoping they can figure this out.

Also, McSweeney's sure has Aaron Sorkin's number.

And finally, who else thinks that Blogger sure does suck lately?


Tommy Himself said...

I might be late to the party, but I just learned that the way Sorkin's characters have dialogues while they walk is called "pedeconferencing."



Tommy Himself said...

Also, why does suck?

Brian said...

I've never heard "pedeconferencing," but I love it.

As for Blogger, it's just constantly crashing. Either the site won't load at all to create a post, or it finally loads and when you try to publish, it gives you an error message and you lost what you've written unless you copied and pasted it somewhere. It even gave me trouble commenting yesterday.
Very frustrating.