Quo Vadimus

Saturday, February 21, 2004


Fun Movie News. #065:

Info on two potential Kubrick-related films:

"One, a '50s thriller called Lunatic at Large, emerges from an arcane corner of the filmmaker's legend having to do with a treatment he commissioned from his Paths of Glory co-screenwriter, pulp author Jim Thompson, and then misplaced. For some 40 years the manuscript was considerd MIA -- until producer Philip Hobbs (who, as Kubrick's son-in-law, worked closely with him on Full Metal Jacket and other projects) dug it up recently while sifting through some old papers. According to Hobbs, Lunatic will, "with luck .... be in production in late 2004." Ditto God Fearing Man, an early-20th-century drama that would be the first original Kubrick-penned script produced since 1955's Killer's Kiss. No word on who'll star or direct. "Stanley was involved in both projects in 1956 and 1957," says Hobbs, "and he never forgot either." -- Joshua Rich, Entertainment Weekly, 2/27/04.

posted by Linus | 12:24 PM

Friday, February 20, 2004


Episode VII.

He was determined to be strong, to go to D.C. with an agenda, and that agenda was to have simultaneous affairs with three or four women in their 40s.

posted by Linus | 7:28 AM

Thursday, February 19, 2004


Inside is sort of what Kenny thinks Egyptians might eat.

S/FJ "stole" some candy from Shopsin's. Please read this wonderful Calvin Trillin piece on that very same restaurant.

posted by Linus | 5:12 PM


Episode VI.

Another man, who sounded elderly, punched Giacomo's cheeks, as if he were testing the durability of a tire.

posted by Linus | 3:47 PM

Wednesday, February 18, 2004


It's the people that work here!

"I just didn't think it looked anything like him."

From the March 2004 issue of Harper's:

From the transcript of a phone call made by Kevin B. Wyckoff to his parents, Charles and Martha Wyckoff, a few hours after they had attended his funeral on December 22. Kevin B. Wyckoff is an inmate at the Lexington Correctional Facility in Oklahoma, where he is serving a five-year sentence for offenses including kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

CHARLES: Huh. Well damn, boy. We just had your funeral today.
KEVIN: Yeah I know, I heard.
CHARLES: Well, what the hell is going on?
KEVIN: Well, the best thing I can figure is that they had a guy, I'd say about a week ago -- maybe not even a week ago -- hang himself. Well anyway, they put his name in the cell where they had move me to, and left my name down in the cell where he had hung himself.
CHARLES: Uh-huh.
KEVIN: And the only thing I can figure is they sent his body home to y'all with my name.
CHARLES: So where are you at?
KEVIN: I am in unit 9, cell 213.
CHARLES: But where?
KEVIN: Lexington. I am still in Lexington.
CHARLES: Well, just a minute. Let me go get your mom; she wants to talk to you.
KEVIN: Hey, Momma.
MARTHA: Kevin, I cannot believe this.
KEVIN: Wait. It's not my fault.
MARTHA: We buried you today, boy.
KEVIN: I understand that. But that's not my fault, though.
MARTHA: Whose fault is it?
KEVIN: It's the people that work here!
MARTHA: Well, somebody's in deep shit.
KEVIN: Them, not me.
MARTHA: Okay. We know you're alive.
Kevin: Yeah!
MARTHA: Okay. Somebody's in big trouble.
KEVIN: I'll tell you what happened.
KEVIN: Okay. We had a guy that hung himself, okay? Well, hold on, let me start from the beginning. They moved me with a few other people over to unit 9, where I am at now, in Lexington. Okay? I was stuck in room 121 with another guy from my quad, whose name is Howe. Well, anyway, they called me out of room 121 and told me to go to room 213, because another guy didn't want that room. So they switched us. But where they messed up at is, instead of putting my name down for being up in room 213, they put Howe's down. They left mine for 121. Well anyway, the guy in 121 hung himself, and since my name was on that room, that is who they thought it was.
MARTHA: Okay, Kevin. I am glad you are alive. Keep in touch, okay?
KEVIN: Yeah. The problem right now is I am still trying to find pencils and paper, and all this other good stuff.
MARTHA: Okay. We'll deal with this, okay?
KEVIN: Yeah.
MARTHA: Thank you.
KEVIN: Uh-huh.

posted by Linus | 6:30 PM


Episode V.

A distinct, unsettling scent: Politicking among the undertakers.

posted by Linus | 7:44 AM

Tuesday, February 17, 2004


RIP. #008:

Robert F. Colesberry, Jr.

posted by Linus | 9:31 AM


Fun Movie (Non-) News. #064:

Mum's the word.

Source: "Michael"! Who knows, maybe it's Leon 2.

posted by Linus | 7:47 AM

Sunday, February 15, 2004


Like a liar at a witch trial/You look good for your age.

"Contempo Casuals -- $32!"

Also: "Did you ever interview my dad?"

[Note: Earlier in the week, Celebrity Skin was "fairly wretched". Now, it's "thoroughly disappointing"!]

posted by Linus | 4:33 PM


I wondered if I'd ever see my parakeet again.


posted by Linus | 11:00 AM