Wednesday, June 11, 2008

You know you're a film nerd when...


... you're playing Grand Theft Auto IV and you spend a good chunk of time re-enacting scenes from There Will Be Blood in Liberty City's bowling alley...

Actually, that probably says more about me than "film nerd"...

Sigh.

7 comments:

Cake Man said...

I drink your milkshake!

Zombie said...

You're mistaken. I actually drink yours.

Onyx Enforcer said...

I wonder if Paul Thomas Anderson felt like that line would be awesome when he wrote it, assuming that it wasn't in the novel. Either way, I think it's about time people stop quoting that scene.

Zombie said...

Ha, in case you're wondering, Jon, I actually looked into that. This is from a PTA interview in LA Weekly:



"I must admit to you where that came from," Anderson says giddily, noting that the eccentric metaphor comes straight from the congressional transcripts of the 1920s "Teapot Dome" scandal, in which New Mexico Republican Senator Albert Fall was convicted of accepting bribes for the oil-drilling rights to public lands in California and Wyoming from several oil-industry fat cats (including Edward Doheny).

"I think it was Albert Fall, who was asked to describe drainage before Congress," Anderson continues. "And his way of describing it was, 'If you have a milk shake and I have a milk shake, and my straw reaches across the room...' I'm sure I embellished it and changed it around and made it more Plainview. But Fall used the word 'milk shake,' and I thought it was so great. It was mad to see that word among all this official testimony and terminology — a fucking milk shake. I get so happy every time I hear that word."

Zombie said...

Also, Jon - I'm drinking your milkshake.

Onyx Enforcer said...

...That's not milkshake Austin.

Zombie said...

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