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August 16th, 2005


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12:35 pm
Yesterday felt very productive. Made lots of phone calls, made some arrangements for school, etc. Jane and I had Vonda's beef stew for dinner (with "Space Noodles" -- pasta in the shape of the Space Needle, get it? Arr arr arr. [That's a laughing dog "arr", not an exasperated "arg!" or even a pirate's "argh!"]). Then we watched "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" which, for all of its faults, I was moved by at the end. It was a movie about a nice man who found himself in being nice. I think "It's a Wonderful Life" is a movie about a nice man losing himself in being nice.

I thought I wasn't engaged in the movie, and then the DVD got all sticky and skippy, and it even skipped a whole section (I think), and then it felt like the movie had several endings, but after all I was pretty moved. It didn't hurt that Johnny Depp got to run off with a young Juliette Lewis. Hah! Actually, I was confusing her with Rachel Griffiths, who plays Brenda on Six Feet Under. Boy, they sure look and act alike.

Today's agenda includes returning Riley to Jack and Anita, working on more pictures for the Frye, and so on.

It's also cloudy and cool, which is nice. Yeah!
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From:randy_byers
Date:August 17th, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
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I thought Leonardo DiCaprio was amazing in Gilbert Grape. But I guess playing retarded characters is a standard way to show your acting chops. Still, he reminded me a lot of a kid I used to hang out with when I was eleven and twelve. A very naturalistic portrayal.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:August 17th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
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Yes, he was one of the high points. And you're right, he did remind me of a kid I knew around that age.

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