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by Jim Davis
Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Frank's pop culture minute.
Replies: 1805
Views: 111792

Well, I guess I should be happy he didn't write, "Good day, sir! . . . I said, good day!"
by Jim Davis
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Frank's pop culture minute.
Replies: 1805
Views: 111792

For what it's worth - and it's clear that the opinions of knowledgeable professionals are virtually worthless here - I don't know a single person in the business who heard that tape and didn't instantly grasp that they were hearing an actor air a legitimate grievance with an insanely unprofessional...
by Jim Davis
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Frank's pop culture minute.
Replies: 1805
Views: 111792

I have no doubt that the DP's crossing his sight lines was distracting to Bale (duh), but was it really that difficult for him to ignore it, soldier on, and complete the take? Stage actors almost never have clear sight lines, yet they're able to pull off performance after performance with nary a hi...
by Jim Davis
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Frank's pop culture minute.
Replies: 1805
Views: 111792

Though I know Donald is perfectly capable of speaking for himself, I'd like to address one of Josh's comments to him, all the same: I shan't name names, but I remember working with one actress whose process consistently required completely clear sightlines, frequent breathing exercises, plenty of re...
by Jim Davis
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Frank's pop culture minute.
Replies: 1805
Views: 111792

There were no virtuous folks here. Assuming what we've learned is fairly accurate, the DP was wrong to behave as he did, Bale was wrong to behave as he did, and whoever made sure the audio tape got out in public was just as bad, if not worse. I'd include the director, McG, for (a) allowing this sit...
by Jim Davis
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Frank's pop culture minute.
Replies: 1805
Views: 111792

Thanks for the reply, Donald! But Bale blew his top in a more spectacular form than is usual. He can certainly be forgiven for losing his temper (generically speaking) with a DP who's constantly wandering around fiddling with things when an actor's trying to perform. But good Christ, that was a part...
by Jim Davis
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Frank's pop culture minute.
Replies: 1805
Views: 111792

It's possible to understand exactly why Bale blew his top, and still find his outburst distasteful. Yes, stuff like this happens all the time on Hollywood sets, and I'm sure Christian Bale is a fine person (really) who just had a bad moment when his DP insisted on tweaking lights in the middle of an...
by Jim Davis
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Barack Obama - 44th President of the US of A
Replies: 491
Views: 42756

More Change for ya. (Who wrote that fantasy post about Obama appointing Hilary Clinton as Special Prosecutor and having her look into Bush's crimes? 'Cause that's what it was--a fantasy.)
by Jim Davis
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2009
Replies: 557
Views: 98227

Name: Jim Davis
Source: unca20090314.htm
Yep, because one performance you don't like invalidates an entire musical genre.
by Jim Davis
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Barack Obama - 44th President of the US of A
Replies: 491
Views: 42756

How you liking that Change so far?

This was the guy Obama wanted as his health care czar. Wish I could say I expected better, but, really, I didn't. (And yes, I did vote for him.)
by Jim Davis
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 34337

Name: Jim Davis
Source: unca20090314.htm
*Tick* . . . *Tick* . . . *Tick* . . .
by Jim Davis
Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: some thoughts on the latest nonsense
Replies: 52
Views: 7668

robochrist wrote:That's why we consider a shot at Harlan very much a shot at US


Why do you think that? I mean, unless I'm misunderstanding your relationship with HE, you're just, at best, an acquaintance. So, again, I ask:

Why?
by Jim Davis
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 2008 - Dreams with Sharp Teeth (movie)
Replies: 34
Views: 28661

For everyone who's dogpiling on Rich right now, let me make this clear: Rich has posted here, and only here, specifically because Rick asked him to , pursuant to HE's orders. For HE to suddenly act like Rich was trying to be a pusillanimous sneak when he was only observing the rules is either (a) di...
by Jim Davis
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 37810

Name: Jim Davis Source: unca20080913.htm HE wrote: "He says he didn't post his denigrations on the Pavilion, for rather hazy reason. He didn't post here because, after all these years of his lounging around on our sofa and drinking our coffee, he knows I (almost never ever) wander over there; so he...

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