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« 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 Eyes ) 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
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« Reply #1 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 . . .  Razz  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" ( Razz), see Reservoir Dogs (which you've probably already seen).  I'm sure you'll agree the man is a freakin' genius . . .  Razz

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« Reply #2 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" ( Razz), see Reservoir Dogs (which you've probably already seen).  I'm sure you'll agree the man is a freakin' genius . . .  Razz

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  Razz
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« Reply #3 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!!!
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« Reply #4 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! 

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« Reply #5 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..!!!

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« Reply #6 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!!!
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« Reply #7 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!

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« Reply #8 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
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« Reply #9 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! 

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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. 
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« Reply #10 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 Eyes), but haven't caught that newer release yet.  Add it to the list.
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« Reply #11 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.
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I think I recently heard that he runs an acting school in New York and helped with some of the casting for the Sopranos? 
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« Reply #12 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.
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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!).

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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2008, 03:47:38 AM »

Just saw another Steve film.  "Double Whammy".  He sure does do some strange films LOL
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« Reply #14 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

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