Same job, different uniform.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

My Name is Joseph or Joe!

Uttered by Tom Hanks in one of the 80's most overlooked romantic comedies, Joe vs the Volcano.

My siblings and I can recite most of the dialogue from this movie (sheltered childhood), which was first happily discovered by my brother. I was barely a teenager when he came home from the movie, spread out his arms and said, "Thank you for my life. I forgot how...big."

White Noise has just exploded the cherished belief that I knew every notable actor in Joe.

Apparently, kids, Nathan Lane plays Ben, the Waponi Advance Man. "I'm going now."

To boot Carol Kane is Joe's weirdo hairdresser.

I am so ashamed.

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Blogger Lois E. Lane said...

Well, you were very young, my dear, and probably not yet introduced the rich, wonderful world of Nathan Lane and Carol Kane :)

Monday, November 14, 2005

Blogger girlfriday said...

True, but you'd think after the 67th viewing...

Monday, November 14, 2005

Blogger Unknown said...

I realize that what we have here is a difference of opinion, but I have never liked either Joe or that volcano. Nor do I like Meg Ryan in two roles. And while I love Carol Kane in pretty much anything and Nathan Lane in anything other than Disney movies, I didn't care for them here. Which is fine, really, since there are undoubtedly a whole bunch of movies I adore that any human in their right mind would run from shrieking.

Movies that leap to mind on that score: The Phantom of the Paradise; The Stuntman, My Favorite Year; A Clockwork Orange; The Village; Blade Runner.

That I also love fluff like Notting Hill, While You Were Sleeping, Two Weeks Notice, Runaway Bride and others of that ilk bretty much exclude me as any sort of arbiter of taste.

Sunday, November 20, 2005


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