Thursday, October 12, 2006

Back 2 Back Crazy Swayze

I'm very excited that Clarke decided to roll with Swayze's pop classic today because I just read something in this week's Entertainment Weekly that is simply too good to ignore. Patrick Swayze has this direct quote:

"People say that it was Ghost or Dirty Dancing that blew the lid off my career, but it was North and South, a miniseries I did in 1985."

Buddy....please stop fooling yourself. This Civil War miniseries got you the roles you needed, I get it. But blew the lid off your career? No, it wasn't Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner. It wasn't the pottery scene. It was your on-screen charisma with James Read as two friends, one from the north and one from the south, struggle to maintain their friendship during the war. That's what made you a megastar. People talk about that screen moment ALL the time.

I would have even bought Point Break...we all know you're a bit embarassed to be attached to Ghost and DD. You shouldn't be. They're classics. They are TOTALLY in your leeague.


Machon said...

Speaking of Point Break. You can't get much better for unintentional comedic moments. I mean, you have Swayze playing a bank-robbing adrenaline junkie and Keanu playing Johnny Utah, Ex College Hiesman winner and current FBI Agent. On top of that, the casting director selected Gary F'n Busey to play the straight edged cop. Gary Busey!!!

The movie is a quote factory:

-"22 years. Man, L.A. has changed a lot during that time. The air got dirty and the sex got clean"
-"Listen you snot-nose little shit, I was takin' shrapnel in Khe Sanh when you were crappin' in your hands and rubbin' it on your face."
-"Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true."
-"I caught my first tube today... Sir."
-"Loose something, brah?"

and of course
-"Utah! Get me two!"

What a movie.

Clarke said...

Tremendous post. I love it.