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Title: General Movies
Post by: Huyen on December 19, 2007, 09:26:27 PM
Tonight I rented "Interview" which stars Radio Researcher's favorite quirky actor, Steve Buscemi.  Buscemi plays a hard hitting political reporter who is used to doing only "serious" journalism, but for some reason is assigned to do an interview with a young, Hollywood B movie pop star.  A Paris Hilton type.  At the beginning of the Buscemi is the serious yet condescending (I know the type well  :roll: ) intellectual who looks down on the whimsical, yet bratty pop star.  Through an act of fate they have the opportunity to spend the evening together and get to know each other better.  I will not spoil the story.

However, I really didn't find this film to be all that great.  The acting seemed to be contrived and even forced at times.  It just didn't flow and the dialog often just didn't seem to have any reason behind it.  I didn't think this one was that good.  Sorry RR :p


Title: Re: General Movies
Post by: RadioResearcher on December 20, 2007, 11:10:31 AM
However, I really didn't find this film to be all that great.  The acting seemed to be contrived and even forced at times.  It just didn't flow and the dialog often just didn't seem to have any reason behind it.  I didn't think this one was that good.  Sorry RR :p
You need to peel back some more layers of the bug-eyed onion, H . . . contrived/forced acting, dialog that doesn't flow and has no reason - these are the signature, even the panache, of Steve's method acting . . .  :P  For more perspective, see http://www.combustiblecelluloid.com/interviews/buscemi.shtml.

Seriously, you need to give Mr. Snaggletooth another look.  Try The Grey Zone, Trees Lounge, and Living in Oblivion (the small film guy's favorite) for the full range.  For "mainstream appeal" ( :P), see Reservoir Dogs (which you've probably already seen).  I'm sure you'll agree the man is a freakin' genius . . .  :P

-- RR


Title: Re: General Movies
Post by: Huyen on December 20, 2007, 07:51:53 PM
You need to peel back some more layers of the bug-eyed onion, H . . . contrived/forced acting, dialog that doesn't flow and has no reason - these are the signature, even the panache, of Steve's method acting . .

I did not say I didn't like him.  He was good in the Sopranos  :lol:  I just felt that interview wasn't very good.  The dialogs just didn't make any sense, and the way they were acting was as if they were not actors, but trying to act. 

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Seriously, you need to give Mr. Snaggletooth another look.  Try The Grey Zone, Trees Lounge, and Living in Oblivion (the small film guy's favorite) for the full range.  For "mainstream appeal" ( :P), see Reservoir Dogs (which you've probably already seen).  I'm sure you'll agree the man is a freakin' genius . . .  :P

I have not seen Reservoir Dogs.  I think it is very violent and I generally don't go for violent films.  I haven't seen any of these, but I will see if my pathetic Blockbuster has any of them and let you know  :P


Title: Re: General Movies
Post by: shaveddown bigfoot on January 30, 2008, 11:34:48 AM
oh man ya gotta love STEVE!!! weather he is playin  as tony soprano's couz. or as rockhound in  amragedon or as the sidekick in the big lobodski{sorry for the spelling} but i gotta agree the  man is freekin brillant!!!and even better  behind the camra... but what do i know i like peanut butter and mayo sandwichs with mac and cheese mixed with sweet peas and tuna....just my 2cents worth!!!


Title: Re: General Movies
Post by: RadioResearcher on January 31, 2008, 06:37:47 PM
oh man ya gotta love STEVE!!! weather he is playin  as tony soprano's couz. or as rockhound in  amragedon or as the sidekick in the big lobodski{sorry for the spelling} but i gotta agree the  man is freekin brillant!!!and even better  behind the camra... but what do i know i like peanut butter and mayo sandwichs with mac and cheese mixed with sweet peas and tuna....just my 2cents worth!!!
Well, welcome home  :jeep: . . . to FINE character acting . . . brother!  It takes some guts to know and love little ol' Buscemi, ex-FDNY! 

-- RR


Title: Re: General Movies
Post by: Huyen on January 31, 2008, 07:06:08 PM
i like peanut butter and mayo sandwichs with mac and cheese mixed with sweet peas and tuna..!!!

 :shock:


Title: Re: General Movies
Post by: shaveddown bigfoot on February 01, 2008, 08:00:07 PM
lol after eating khe sahn chicken you can almost eat anything!!!!just so long as i never see SOS again... what a waste of gravy!!!


Title: Re: General Movies
Post by: RadioResearcher on February 01, 2008, 08:06:43 PM
lol after eating khe sahn chicken you can almost eat anything!!!!just so long as i never see SOS again... what a waste of gravy!!!
I can dig it.  I wanted to break the monotony so bad once, I ate a wheel of camembert cheese my wife had sent me from Europe.  Tasted like solidified ammonia (who knows how long it sat out in the hot, SEA sun), but I didn't care!

-- RR


Title: Re: General Movies
Post by: shaveddown bigfoot on February 01, 2008, 08:16:48 PM
oh god the memorys!!!my mom sent me a Bday cake and  a rat got in there and ate some and died .... when i got the cake it was 3 weeks old with a dead rat  in it and the box was falling apart from the rain. when we opened it up my gunny took the part of the cake the rat ate and made an offering to the Gods  and he ate the rat {the freshest meat we saw in 3 1/2 months} and me and my mess mates ate the rest in about 30 sec flat... best cake ive ever had!!!lol


Title: Steve Buscemi
Post by: Huyen on March 11, 2008, 09:59:29 PM
oh man ya gotta love STEVE!!! weather he is playin  as tony soprano's couz. or as rockhound in  amragedon or as the sidekick in the big lobodski{sorry for the spelling} but i gotta agree the  man is freekin brillant!!!and even better  behind the camra... but what do i know i like peanut butter and mayo sandwichs with mac and cheese mixed with sweet peas and tuna....just my 2cents worth!!!
Well, welcome home  :jeep: . . . to FINE character acting . . . brother!  It takes some guts to know and love little ol' Buscemi, ex-FDNY! 

-- RR

Ok, loved him as Broadway Bob in "Art School Confidential".  And loved this movie.  Knowing a little something about "Art School" this one hit me just right.  I laughed quite a lot. 


Title: Re: Steve Buscemi
Post by: RadioResearcher on March 12, 2008, 07:29:27 AM
Ok, loved him as Broadway Bob in "Art School Confidential".  And loved this movie.  Knowing a little something about "Art School" this one hit me just right.  I laughed quite a lot. 
I've seen at least 36 films that Buscemi appeared in (I made it a collectors hobby while living back in DC :roll:), but haven't caught that newer release yet.  Add it to the list.
-- RR


Title: Re: Steve Buscemi
Post by: Huyen on April 01, 2008, 12:13:56 AM
[I've seen at least 36 films that Buscemi appeared in (I made it a collectors hobby while living back in DC ), but haven't caught that newer release yet.  Add it to the list.
-- RR

I think I recently heard that he runs an acting school in New York and helped with some of the casting for the Sopranos? 


Title: Re: Steve Buscemi
Post by: RadioResearcher on April 01, 2008, 09:16:16 AM
[I've seen at least 36 films that Buscemi appeared in (I made it a collectors hobby while living back in DC ), but haven't caught that newer release yet.  Add it to the list.
-- RR

I think I recently heard that he runs an acting school in New York and helped with some of the casting for the Sopranos? 
Don't know about the acting school.  I know he did direct a couple of episodes for Sopranos (and star in several, of course!).

-- RR


Title: Steve Buscemi
Post by: Huyen on June 01, 2008, 03:47:38 AM
Just saw another Steve film.  "Double Whammy".  He sure does do some strange films :lol:


Title: Re: Steve Buscemi
Post by: RadioResearcher on June 01, 2008, 11:32:50 AM
Just saw another Steve film.  "Double Whammy".  He sure does do some strange films :lol:
So little time, so many Buscemi films yet to see (I watched the trailer).  I really like his little films.  They are like quirky comfort food.  :lol:

-- RR


Title: Re: General Movies
Post by: pv2ic on February 01, 2013, 03:09:04 PM
Reminds me of my dad telling me about eating all of the things that were made from flour(almost everything) and it all had bugs in it.  He said: More Protein!  He was in th South Pacific at the time.


Title: Re: Steve Buscemi
Post by: Huyen on February 03, 2013, 12:40:49 AM
So little time, so many Buscemi films yet to see (I watched the trailer).  I really like his little films.  They are like quirky comfort food.  :lol:

-- RR

I just watched Saint John of Las Vegas tonight on Netflix.  Yeah, quirky.   :lol:


Title: Re: Steve Buscemi
Post by: RadioResearcher on February 03, 2013, 05:50:15 PM
I just watched Saint John of Las Vegas tonight on Netflix.  Yeah, quirky.   :lol:
Hi, girl.  I got the first two seasons of Boardwalk Empire for Christmas.  An orgy of bug-eyed, snaggletoothness - not to mention committed mobbery.  Who could ask for more?    :D

Read your mail at ACG.

-- RR


Title: Re: Steve Buscemi
Post by: Huyen on February 03, 2013, 10:35:32 PM
I have heard good things about Boardwalk empire but have not seen any of it yet.  I guess I will check it out when it reaches Netflix.  Although I am toying with the idea of joining Amazon prime, in which case I would be able to watch it sooner.   :target:


Hi, girl.  I got the first two seasons of Boardwalk Empire for Christmas.  An orgy of bug-eyed, snaggletoothness - not to mention committed mobbery.  Who could ask for more?    :D

Read your mail at ACG.

-- RR