erik lundegaard

"I Believe in Al Pacino"

I get the feeling that this thing is going to be mostly politics for the next two months, and for that I apologize, but you do what you gotta do. Friday I donated to the Obama campaign again. Yesterday my friend Andy and I registered voters (mostly voters whose addresses had changed) in south Seattle. You do what you gotta do.

But before the next round of political talk, here’s a snippet from an interview with Javier Bardem in today’s New York Times. Good stuff:
You grew up in Madrid, loving American as well as Spanish films.
That’s true: I don’t believe in God but I believe in Al Pacino. The other day I was watching Dog Day Afternoon again, and I see a man who is so true, so interesting, and I understand more about the world from his performance. And you go, “C’mon, it’s only acting.” Well, wouldn’t you say that a good book or a good painting allows you to see the world in a different way? When I see a great performance, I feel more alive.

Posted at 08:49 AM on Sun. Sep 07, 2008 in category Movies  
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Mister B wrote:

And, you know, the opposite is also true. I felt like a part of my soul died after watching "The Cat In The Hat".
Comment posted on Mon. Sep 08, 2008 at 04:26 PM

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