Thursday, January 3, 2008

Video Fun Part Duo: The Origins of "Humboldt County"

First of all, faithful blog readers and "Humboldt County" fans...I saw a movie last night that was brilliant and I had to write about it: "There Will Be Blood."

It's the fifth film by Paul Thomas Anderson who previously made "Boogie Nights," "Magnolia" and "Punch Drunk Love." This is a film that is so assured in every aspect of its production that it is truly remarkable. The score is haunting and visionary, the acting of Daniel Day Lewis is probably the best I've seen since...Daniel Day Lewis in "Gangs of New York" and the last twenty minutes of the film are as haunting as anything I've seen. Seriously, it's one of the best films I've seen in years. An instant classic. It's only out in LA and NYC right now but when it gets to your neighborhood, sprint to the theater. If anyone is in front of you in line when you get there, push them out of the way. I don't care if they are infirm or old, push god-damn it! Seeing this movie is more important than solidifying a moral code. This film is that good.

In other news, I guess you've read that Darren is back on the project. It's true. I won't deny it. He kicked my ass. You see, that's how it has always been for the entirety of our friendship. He'll piss me off, I'll retaliate by kicking him off whatever project we happen to be working on, and he ends it by beating me to a bloody pulp. It's an unfortunate storyline that has tended to repeat itself more times than I care to remember. But I've begun training...with a a gym. So, fear not, faithful, one day, and that day may come soon, Darren will try to best me again and I will be ready. Like a coiled jungle cat I will pounce. And I will win. Oh yes, I will win. Darren, be warned. Your time is nigh.

And now...without further ado, Video Fun Part Duo: The Origins of "Humboldt County."

1 comment:

Vamsi said...

great video...excited about the movie.

danny, you've really got the vietnam war vet look going on.

we should catch a cards game sometime this summer.
hope all is well, happy new year