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14 May 2009

Five Interesting Nuggets from this month's Esquire

5. What has Christopher Walken learned? Well, a lot, but he had this to say about the eggplant scene ...
Me and Dennis [Hopper], when we were doing that scene in True Romance, it was hilarious. It really was — including shooting him. All that laughing was real. He was killing me. And all the guys around us — that was a very cracking-up day.

4. What movie sounds deeper than an ocean trench? The Road.
You should see it for the simplest of reasons: Because it is a good story. Not because it may be important. Not because it is unforgettable, unyielding. Not because it horrifies. Not because the score is creepily spiritual. Not because it is littered with small lines of dialogue you will remember later. Not because it contains warnings against our own demise. All of that is so. Don't see it just because you loved the book. The movie stands alone. Go see it because it's two small people set against the ugly backdrop of the world undone. A story without guarantees. In every moment — even the last one — you'll want to know what happens next, even if you can hardly stand to look. Because The Road is a story about the persistence of love between a father and a son, and in that way it's more like a remake of The Godfather than some echo of I Am Legend.
Only this one is different: You won't want to see this one twice.

3. What movies sounds funnier than hanging with Mike Tyson in Vegas? The Hangover. Which could make Zach Galifianakis as college-household name.
ESQ: I can see how you wouldn't want to be the guy helping a baby masturbate.
ZG: Ed Helms was concerned it was illegal, so [director] Todd [Phillips] had to ask the parents for permission. I've told people about that scene, and they're horrified. But they understand.

2. The magazine used a Red One video camera for the cover and inside shots of Megan Fox. Like, the ones of her getting out of bed, rolling around on a lounge chair, lighting a BBQ.
1. That last link? There's a 3:11 minute video of Megan Fox in bed on there.


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