Well, I Hear That Laurel Canyon is Full of Famous Stars

This is a super-super late post relating to our Naked Girls Go to the Movies event waaay back in February.  If you were lucky enough to be there, you got to see yours truly reciting the above badass speech, as well as Greta Layne reading a speech from Pulp Fiction and Michelle L’amour reading a certain something that might give you a little window into what rehearsals are like.  I kid 🙂

This show also saw me letting the audience in on a little Hollywood insidah lingo, and revealing some of the juicy behind-the-scenes dish on one of my favorite movies, The Graduate.

Since this topic is so fun, I thought I’d discuss a few of my other favorites.

More Badasses Speeches:

The Third Man (1949)

“You and I aren’t heroes.  The world doesn’t make any heroes.”

Orson Welles, just hitting his artistic peak, in a Graham Greene-penned scene about social responsibility, the nature of evil, Catholic mysticism, and tough guys in fedoras.

The Talk of the Town (1942)

“If you know what’s good for you, take those weapons home and burn them.”

One of the strangest and coolest wartime propaganda films, The Talk of the Town is a typical screwball romantic comedy, except that, this time, Cary Grant plays an outspoken anarchist falsely accused of murder.  What?!

Brick (2005):

“Throw one at me if you want, hash head. I’ve got all five senses and I slept last night, that puts me six up on the lot of you.”

Rian Johnson’s high-school noir, distinctive dialogue galore, with a memorable scene where Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s teen gumshoe interrogates the school stoners.

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

“The line must be drawn here!”

OK, so this one is mostly on here for Pez Photo.  But let’s face it, there’s few things more badass than a good old-fashioned Picardian monologue.

More Behind-the-Scenes Dish:

-Like The Hangover?  Did you know it’s based on the true story of a Hollywood mogul?

“It was really a rough day. Harrison [Ford] tends to play love scenes either angry or funny.  It isn’t just acting, you know. Somebody really is throwing you
against a wall while you’re supposed to be telling them you love them. I was a
wreck. I had three or four weeks off after that scene.”

If you ask Mimi, though, it’s good to have NGR, Studio L’amour, and the Chicago Starlets to give me a little bit of the glamorous life right here in Chicago without being subjected to the indignities that the TMZs and Confidentials of the world have to offer.

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~ by mimifirst on April 20, 2010.

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