May 20, 2010

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

This is me preparing for tomorrow's phonetics re-take. Ta-dah.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Directed by George Clooney. Starring Sam Rockwell, George Clooney, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts.

Long story short: A television producer Chuck Barris is recruited by CIA and trained to be a hitman. According to Chuck Barris, that is.

I made a little mistake. I looked at the background of the film after I watched it, when I really should've done it beforehand. I didn't totally understand what it was all about until afterwards, which obviously was a bit of a shame. So. I need to watch it again sometime, from another point of view.. Because I realised - a bit late, but anyway - the film was really quite interesting!

As I learned just now, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is based on a book by the real Chuck Barris. Who apparently did quite a lot of drugs and imagined he was living a double life. Cool, eh? I think I need to read that book.

I think this is the first film by Mr. Clooney I've seen. He also plays one of the main roles. I never really understood how that works in practice... Like does he say to himself: "Now George, in this scene I want you to be a bit more like mysterious but still seem like really trustworthy, you know what I mean, George?" Anyway. He is always nice to watch. And Julia Roberts should do more roles like this. Maggie Gyllenhaal was wonderfully unappealing and I loved the two-second cameos by Matt Damon and Brad Pitt! (Speaking of which... Today I had the last lecture of my North America course, and I was forced to talk for the first time, because the lecturer saw how I reacted on a question he asked. So, the only topic I gave my opinion on during the whole course was Brad Pitt. That suggests something about where my interests lie...)
Okay. Here's the reason I watched this film. I'm currently educating myself on a field called Sam Rockwell. Oh what a noble branch of sciece! He was great is this film, too. My hypothesis is that he doesn't know how to be not great. Poor guy. I also liked Drew Barrymore. And they worked nicely together. Next stop, Charlie's Angels...
 I also like that Sam was naked quite a lot. Just my humble opinion.

The game shows were funny. And the funniest thing is they're all real. God, what - excuse me - crap people watch, and voluntarily. The Game Game...? Haha. Right. Clearly a work of genious. And the ending made the whole film quite touching, too. I have to hunt down the book.

I have no idea under what genre I should place this. It was a biography, drama, comedy, thriller, but what was is the most? Maybe I'll put it under biography because that part is still empty. Although drama might be more accurate, but I watch too much dramas. That section is already crowded.

"You're 32 years old, and you've achieved nothing. Jesus Christ was dead and alive again by 33. You better get crackin'." 


Anonymous said...

Haaa! Sam Rockwell koulu käynnissä, olit nopee :O) On se vaan niin käsittämättömän hyvä..

Eeva said...

Kyllä kyllä, eihän näin tärkeä asia voi odottaa. ;D

Insomnia said...

Tulin kurkkimaan sun blogia ja tykkään tosi paljon. On jotenkin tosi virkistävää lukea englanninkielistä tekstiä, varsinkin kun joku kirjottaa sitä noin hyvin. Tuun varmasti lukemaan sun kirjotuksia jatkossakin. :)

Eeva said...

Voi, kiitos paljon! Mukava kuulla että tykkäät. :)