Movie Meltdown: In Memoriam 2017
This episode we pay tribute to just some of the celebrities that we lost in 2017. And while we try to decide what our theme song and montage for our lives would be, we also discuss… a Blue Steel Selfie, he would write everything long-form, the convention bubble, I’m just going to tell another brief story where I’m the bad guy, digging ditches, the greatest story ever told, fiction about real people, Keith Moon, won ten Obie Awards, you’re supposed to read those dates, Cybill Shepherd, industrial films, Walk Hard, it’s quiet… it’s slow… it’s poetic, was an elevator operator and a truck driver, it’s nothing but a series of anecdotes… sectioned by theme, going to film school… in the trenches, deep black negativity, where so much of your performance is non-verbal, it’s funny… all these people they mean something to us… but we don’t really know them, she looks like she should be in an Errol Morris documentary, the sweet old man who showed me around Los Angeles, even Mr. T’s got a mom, a ghost committing suicide, a resume builder, some sort of outlaw who becomes a priest, he was problematic before anybody was problematic, where he studied animal husbandry, I’m calling you out John de Lancie, his emotional service support animal, Are you Anybody?, I just want to bedazzle things all day long, walk around happy… because you have no idea what your job is, a cutting edge woman in the working force, capitalizing on this famous figure, The Circle, the end of the studio system, it’s one of those performances to where… it made me fall in love with that actress… immediately, then twenty years later they invented a world wide web, introduction of artificiality, Dream a Little Dream, the only film geek at school, the one that didn’t sleep with him, Scooby-Doo, M. Emmet Walsh, you’re all dead – there’s no prize, trying to fight the spunk, it was an existential crisis, you have to try to collaborate with people, how do they figure out how to ruin every job, hey… musical television is a great idea, what horse are you riding, why don’t you try journalism, can we just have a little margin of hate… for people that we just haven’t heard the story yet, that weird turning point in film, Joanie Loves Chachi destroyed my concept… basically of everything, more like a simile, Turner Classic Movies, an inner-city pediatrician that believes in hug therapy, David Lynch, Neil Young doo-wop, something evangelical, The Battle of Okinawa, I’m feeling lucky and why do I always have to be the dark one?!
“He literally lived every day of his life exactly the way he wanted to… so it’s hard to be sad about his passing. Because he did it right.”