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- •I wish I was lying when I say I started crying when Nicole Kidman was walking the red carpetI'm still emotionally recovering from Lion. And that Armani dress was a religious experience itself.
- •I kind of wish Damien Chazelle was a bit of an arrogant assholeIf anyone has the right to be pompous, it's him. And it's frustratingly annoying how humble he is during interviews. Bully for you, man!
- •If Justin Timberlake asked me to sell my soul to him I wouldn't even hesitate
- •The teachers slept at the schoolTHEY WERE ALWAYS THERE!
- •The world was black and white like the pictures
- •John Goodman was in CheersNORM!!
*working* is a word that can be loosely applied. With most of these people I'll settle for one cup of coffee, me talking about THEIR work the whole time, and then leaving with them thinking my name is Taylor.
- •The Duplass BrothersTheir "fuck it" attitude is where I wish my confidence level was at in day to day life, let alone creative endeavors.
- •Zach BraffDonald Faison will be in the room, too, I'm assuming. It's like a fun "buy one, get one" deal with these two.
- •Damien ChazelleThere's a text exchange somewhere in the world where I vowed to my friend that I would accomplish working with him. Thanks for the pressure, former self.
- •Don'tThis equally as cliche as it is true.
**I got the job though**
- •There's no small talkYou basically get one comment each on a topic of your choosing before the next candidate chimes in and monopolizes the conversation.
- •Everyone is trying to establish themselves as the funny oneI'm now here to play that game.
- •It is no longer like you are saying "I'm better than the other (anonymous) candidates for this position" like a normal interviewInstead, you're competing with a very nice girl named Gabby and shitting on her responses. She says "I've worked as a wedding planner for about 2 years so I have experience in the events industry!" Oh yea, Gab? "Well I've worked on set for Seth Meyers and have 3, count them, 3 years experience." You're just oscillating one-uppery for 45 minutes.
Falsely assuming I can keep it together around everyone else
- •Mick JaggerThat's it. That's the list. He is royalty in my eyes. I could keep it together in front of Keith and Charlie but there is no way with Mick. There's no way. Even in my daydreams of meeting him I'm tongue tied so Lord only knows what would happen in reality. I once tweeted something to him and even that was littered with typos. I'm practically sweating as I type this. So, yea. That's the list.
This is how the conversation with the police went when I was filing an insurance claim
- •The Proof in the Pudding
- •Me: *embarrassed by the artwork and trying to be as dignified as possible in this process* "Hi good morning, Officer, I would like to file an insurance claim! My car seems to have been vandalized overnight and I just want to make sure I get it on record in case I need to have it repainted"
- •Officer: *apathetically* "okay let me get my forms"
- •Bringing Up BabyI first watched this one with my grandfather and it opened up a whole new world to me. A world of clever writing where the jokes were not juvenile, a world where women were the funny ones, a world of GOOD film, and the world that I wanted to be a part of someday.
- •The StingI will never be able to write a heist. They are so complex and so detailed and just so beyond me, but GOD how I wish I could. Ocean's 11 was my first introduction to the genre, but The Sting was when I was convinced. That type of writing is a skill and if I ever attempted it I would end up with a Beautiful Mind type cork board full of red string and coffee stains.
- •Singin' in the RainIt's big. It's beautiful. It's a Hollywood movie about Hollywood movies. I still catch myself humming "All I Do is Dream of You" and wondering how Donald O'Connor made it through "Make 'Em Laugh".