August 23rd, 2007

movies, oscars

Sleuth Up

Via Ken Levine's blog, I see that Jude Law and Michael Caine will star opposite one another in a new film adaptation of Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth. Caine, of course, starred in the original film adaptation of the play, back in 1972, opposite Laurence Olivier. This time around, Caine will play the part originally played by Olivier; Law, as he is wont to do, will play Caine's original part. I think I'd like to see this become an ongoing project, along the lines of Michael Apted's Up documentaries. Every thirty-five years, a new version of Sleuth will be made, with the younger actor from the previous version taking on the role of the older character.

Law, incidentally, was born the same year the original version was released. Will one of this year's crop of celebrity babies be ready to step into Jude Law's shoes in 2043? Liam Aaron McDermott? River Russell Deary? Alexander Pete Schreiber? The world breathlessly awaits.
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Ten random things: August 23

Ten Friends quotes:

  1. Ross: So, uh, what did the insurance company say?
    Chandler: Oh, they said uh, "You don't have insurance here so stop calling us."
  2. Ross: Chandler entered a Vanilla Ice look-alike contest and *won*!
    Chandler: Ross came fourth and cried!
  3. Chandler: Yeah, I think for us, kissing is pretty much like an opening act, y'know? I mean it's like the stand-up comedian you have to sit through before Pink Floyd comes out.
    Ross: Yeah, and-and it's not that we don't like the comedian, it's that-that... that's not why we bought the ticket.
    Chandler: The problem is, though, after the concert's over, no matter how great the show was, you girls are always looking for the comedian again, y'know? I mean, we're in the car, we're fighting traffic... basically just trying to stay awake.
    Rachel: Yeah, well, word of advice: Bring back the comedian. Otherwise next time you're gonna find yourself sitting at home, listening to that album alone.
    Joey: [pause] ... Are we still talking about sex?
  4. Chandler: I can handle this. "Handle" is my middle name. Actually, "handle" is the middle of my first name.
  5. Joey: Hey, I got something for you.
    Chandler: What's this?
    Joey: Eight hundred and twelve bucks.
    Chandler: Well, I don't know what Big Leon told you but it's an even thousand if you want me for the whole night.
  6. Monica: "Throbbing pens"? Don't wanna be around when he writes with those.
  7. Ross: You know what? I'd better pass on the game. I'm just gonna go home and think about my ex-wife and her lesbian lover.
    Joey: The hell with hockey. Let's all do that.
  8. Joey: Rach, you gotta find out if he's in the same place you are. Otherwise, it's just a moo point.
    Rachel: A moo point?
    Joey: Yeah. It's like a cow's opinion. It just doesn't matter. It's moo.
    Rachel: Have I been living with him too long or did that all just make sense?
  9. Ross: Why, it's like I've been given the gift of time.
    Chandler: That's great. Last year I got the gift of space. We should get together and make a continuum.
  10. Ross: I'm not a pervert.
    Phoebe: Please, that's the pervert motto. They have you raise your right hand, put your left hand in your pants and say that.
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