Wednesday, January 31, 2007

What do you want from me?

It's morning, and you roll over in bed and Blog is already awake and expectant. "Now?" you rasp. "Well, if not now, when?" says Blog, arms crossed.

In one's relationship with one's blog, I s'pose everyone dips in and out of this particular rut. I've got nothing. Nothing except hairbrained Oscar thoughts, and I don't want this to turn into an Oscar quagmire three months out of every year. I've watched some movies lately, but have been uninspired by all of them. I've been thinking about my favorites of all time, but haven't had time to write cogently about them (hence the last post, which, through an image and a lyric, sought to bring you to my mental plane with the least possible amount of work).

There will be plenty to talk about in the second half of February: thoughts on 2006 and the requisite Oscar hoo-ha (including crazy-ass predictions and live-blogging the ceremony). But until then, what do you want, Blog? More futilely, what do you want, readers? Give me a topic -- an actor, a character, a moment in a movie. It can be wholly, partially, tangentially or tenuously related to film. It can be an obscure or ridiculous request. Make me relate and compare two totally different films to each other. Challenge me. I hate to resort to this kind of peddling, but as a friend of mine once said, "Rules? Of course there are rules. But I make them."

8 comments:

Rusty said...

Critical analysis of The Girl Next Door vs. Eurotrip. Unrated versions, natch.

Oh, and you must treat both movies as if they were classics.

ha cha cha said...

The merits of Mark Wahlberg. TV movies that are better than movie movies. Should there be an Arrested Development movie?

Middento said...

Actually, along the AD theme: which Bluth brother are you? I mean, yes, I know your parents are the AD parents, but are you more of a GOB?

Or, talk about lint. Lint is good.

Or Emily Watson. Because I can't get enough of her.

Boob said...

Why did you drink that mudslide in Vegas? It was vile.

Also, why do I only become interested in history vis-a-vis HBO shows? (Deadwood, Rome) Actually, that would make a good post on my blog. Which you might notice has also been rather inactive of late.

Ehil Bent said...

Write about what an achievement Dune would've been if Alejandro Jodorowsky had completed it.

http://www.space.com/sciencefiction/dune_jodorowsky_991019.html

Lindsey said...

Celebritology had a 'celebrities you love to hate' blog today.
An idea

Beedow said...

a wise friend, he of the "rules" fame.

consider these options

1) Trace and analyze the gestation of characters Leonard DiCaprio has played over the past ten years.

2) Consider all the films released in each of the following years (1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006). Which food is eaten on screen the most? The least? Compare and contrast. Charts and graphics get you extra points.

3) If there was a color wheel for films, which film would be opposite "Honey I Shrunk the Kids"?

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