Monday, May 11, 2009

Right Next to the Dog-Faced Boy

Of late, it is hard to turn on a TV, go to a store, amble about online or even visit some old folks in a nursing home without being accosted by the marketing campaign that is the media blitz underway for the new Star Trek film. OK, I didn't visit a nursing home, but even SNL trotted out Leonard Nimoy on Saturday for a nice little payday.

So, what with all the hype for what seems to be a pretty decent movie, I had to dig this up to show you what real acting is all about. It is a classic. It belongs next to Brando's Streetcar Named Desire scenes. Actually, it is far superior to that hack's posturing. Maybe it is akin to what's his name's stuff, the chubby dude who played Capote. Yeah, Phillip Morris-Hoffman. On second thought, it would be sacrilege to offer up that amateur's work against that of Canada's Greatest Export, William the Conqueror.

Ah, if only Shakespeare could've lived to see the the genius that is William Shatner; master thespian, interpreter of words, scene-stealing powerhouse!

(And Shakespeare wishes he wrote this scene.)

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  • Right next to the dog-faced boy.
    Who were the writers? They deserve far greater recognition. This is up there with one of the greatest Shakesperean monologues.

    By Anonymous Aaron, at May 12, 2009 at 5:26 AM  

  • But i am not going to reveal which one.

    By Anonymous Aaron, at May 12, 2009 at 7:17 AM  

  • One of the writers for this new version was saying how the hardest thing wasn't living up to the history of the show, instead it was trying to keep Shatner’s delivery out of his head as he wrote.

    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at May 12, 2009 at 2:57 PM  

  • No idea who wrote that scene, Aaron.

    And I knew a classic Bill Shat clip would bring out Bill G to comment.

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at May 12, 2009 at 3:09 PM  

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