Friday, September 15, 2006

My three least favorite actors:


Tom Hanks, Sean Connery (though he stars in three of my favorite movies: Darby O'Gill and the Little people, Zardoz, and Marnie), and Robin Williams.

11 comments:

Cate West said...

John-

I’ve always thought Robin Williams was demonic. And, you can trust this, as I have known some people who have said that they think I have the gift of discernment. But only some say this, so it’s a crapshoot. Bottom line: I feel like I can breath again now that the blog is back and running!

Cate

John Zahl said...

Yeah, he's terrible.

Remember "Jack"?

Yes, I'm thrilled that the blog has come back to life. It feels like a big wonderful reunion!

love, JAZ

Jeff Dean said...

John,

How can you not like Tom Hanks? He's America's Everyman??

Jeff

Anonymous said...

If someone starts bashing "Toys" then I'm leaving this blog!!

John Zahl said...

Yes, "Toys" is worthy. LL Cool J comes to mind immediately.

John Stamper said...

I am DELIGHTED that somebody else loves Zardoz as much as I do. Any movie that begins with a large stone head floating through the sky and crazed men screaming "Death to the Penis" has got to be worth watching.

One of the things I love most is that haunting, achingly beautiful choral adaptation of a Beethoven symphony (is it #7?) that the movie begins with and ends with. It seems to me suffused with grief and with the tragic cyclic nature of human existence. Does anyone know a way I can get a recording of that particular choral adaptation?

Jeff Dean said...

Does anyone else think that JZ should steal the video his Dad just wrote about on his blog and post it streaming here via YouTube?

John Zahl said...

Yes, John S., the opening 10 minutes of Zardoz are as surprising (and roll-on-the-floor-laughing) as anything ever put to film. "The gun is good, the penis is evil...go forth and kill!" says God...

on the Tom Hanks tip, I like Splash.

John Zahl said...

Thanks to Dad, I know about the other funniest beginning to a film: The Phantom Planet. The first 2 minutes are make-your-abdominal-muscles-ache funny!

Mike Demmon said...

That is the most disturbing picture of Sean Connery I have ever seen. I will no longer use Dana Carvey's gag of "take off ya pantiesh".

Eve said...

Haven't you ever seen Barbra Streisand "act?" Not to mention the perpetually annoying Steve Saget?

Thank you Cate, for so perfectly characterizing RW. Yes, I think demonic *is* the word.