Tuesday, November 29, 2005

...on casting and biopics

...or the voight kampf test

now the bastard has gotta ask you, you know who you are. the collective you. is it just the bastard, or is it kind of creepy that john voight will be playing the pope in a 4 hour made for TV biopic?

you see, the bastard first saw john voight in midnight cowboy in which he plays a naive male prostitute who comes up from the sticks to seek his fortune and he befrieds a sickly guy named ratso played by dustin hoffman. actually, it's a great film but, it strikes the bastard funny, that's all. well good for john not getting all typecast and such.

—the bastard


bigbromofo said...

there was a great movie on the pope in august on hallmark which was actually a foriegn film done in english. great story.

hey what's worse? Jon Voight or Cary ELwes? He is in teh other pope movie coming out. wasnt he in the proincess bride or one of those spoof movies?

dub plat

bastard central said...

ida know dub, a cast of relative unknowns holds so much water in situations like this. nobody knew who james cavaziel was until he played jesus and i think that worked well for the passion. i don't know of any movies he did in which he played a prostitute who has a kink for old ladies. allthough he was awful in the remake of the count of monte christo