"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Stand-Up Oliver Stone

Wife and kids are winging their way to Chicago. I've got tons of stuff to do, but end up blissing out before the tube.

It's a commercial break, so I can stop and tell you I'm watching Wall Street. Lemme tell you something. That movie stands up quite nicely today. Highly enjoyable. Superb performances by the Sheens and Michael Douglas.

The film has a line that is still one of my all time favorites. Papa and Son Sheen are arguing. Papa let's loose with, "At least I never judged a man, BY THE SIZE OF HIS WALLET!" Great line. Well spoken by the sincere populist, even though he's TADA -- ACTING!

Any Given Sunday wasn't half bad either.

What's the point? Oliver Stone doesn't always suck. That's what.

3 comments:

Tom Van Dyke said...

Funny---the wife & I had the exact same conversation.

Jay D. Homnick said...

Well, Any Given Sunday certainly exposed a fact that, if true, shocks every American male to the core - namely that a NFL coach, even one that looked like Al Pacino, would still have to pay for companionship.

Compared to this national scandal, Nixon's plot to assassinate Kennedy looks like mere sophomoric hijinks.

Hunter Baker said...

Thought about that, too, Jay. Of course, we know a guy who looks like Hugh Grant (namely, Hugh Grant) paid for similar services in real life.