Thursday, July 4, 2013
4 July 2013
Eva Marie Saint b. 1924 (Superman Returns)
Ted Elliott b. 1961 (co-writer with Terry Rossio of the Pirates of the Caribbean series)
Looking on imdb.com, I could only find one credit in Ms. Saint's long and illustrious career that could count as genre, and it's in a movie that has already been re-booted.
But seriously, if I have a choice for the picture slot and it's between a fabulous babe and a writer, can that even be called a choice at all?
I think not.
Many happy returns to Ms. Saint and Mr. Elliot.
Prediction: On 4 July 2008, action star Boxer Santaros, former pornstar/reality show star Krysta Now and twins Ronald and Roland Taverner hold the key to the future in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles.
Predictor: Southland Tales released 14 November 2007
Reality: I have met people who will defend this film, but the guy who wrote it also made Donnie Darko and I don't know anyone who thinks this was a step up. The movie is counted as a 2006 release because it aired at Cannes that year, but it was pulled and re-tooled after a vicious critical reception.
There are some kinda sorta predictions about the future in the script, the one I remember best is the idea that California is a battleground state in the 2008 election. Regardless of your political persuasion, that would have to be called a failed prediction.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Yet another French postcard from the early 1900s predicting life in the year 2000!
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!