8.30.2007

Joseph Gordon-Levitt


has become my favorite young actor. He was cute and funny in Third Rock, but I've seen four of his films recently that just knocked my socks off. The guy can act, and is choosing kick-ass scripts. If you haven't seen Brick, The Lookout, Mysterious Skin, or the Shadowboxer, be prepared for some raw, thought-provoking scripting, directing, and acting. Definitely not for children.

Each of these movies were nominated for and won beaucoups of film awards. I can't wait to see the next script he picks. He isn't precious, doesn't believe in celebrity, and again, those screenplays are just unbelievable and he does a phenomenal acting job in each.

9 comments:

Granny Annie said...

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm putting these on my Netflix list and I'll let you know. I like the young man also.

Kay Dennison said...

I agree! He really is a talent.

cchang said...

It's good to see that he's turned into a fine actor.

On a totally unrelated note, I've stopped making Adzukipods. Too much time and money involved in creating and hosting the episodes. I know you were a regular listener, so I figured I'd tell you in case you were wondering why the subscriptions stopped.

Alice said...

Hey, I wandered in because of your blog title. I'm from the south and okra is on of my favorite foods. Can't get much fresh, though. By the time it reaches here from California it's tough and they want $4 a pound and up for it. You sound much too smart for me, but I like what I've read, and have bookmarked you for a comeback. You know what they say about getting better at tennis? Play somebody better than you. Hope reading blogs works that way as well!

kokopelliwoman said...

Cindy, I subscribe(d) to your podcasts, so I got your post that explained you were retiring it for a while. Sorry to hear that, but since I know what you're up against at work, I don't blame you. You do such an amazing amount of creative living I'm in awe of your artistic energy. Do you ever sleep?? I'll miss the podcasts, but I have them up to K, so I'll just savor what you've done so far. Hugs :)

kokopelliwoman said...

Alice, I'm no smarter than you are, which I can say with some authority after diving into your blog. You are an exceptional writer, and your topics are way more interesting than most. I'd love to list you in my elder blogger links, if that's OK with you. I'll certainly visit frequently.

cchang said...

Hey Claudia...glad you saved those podcasts. :) Sigh. It was definitely a labour of love and that people enjoyed listening to my monotonous voice. Heh. No. I don't really sleep, but thank God I am only a 30 hr appointment. I tend to crash on Mondays and sleep for 13 hr stretches and then back to 4 hour/night shifts. That's how I function.

Rob said...

So far, we've seen "The Lookout" and :Brick" and both were very finely-crafted movies. I liked the way that "Brick" took a cliched teen-angst kind of movie and mashed it up with a contemporary mystery plotline and 40s-style dialogue to form something very original.

I thought it was refreshing that the movie never cuts the viewer any slack - either you can keep up with the noir-ish lines or not, but the story doesn't pause long enough to hold your hand.

Along a different line, but with a similar unapologetic style is "Primer." This is a rare science fiction movie that offers - as far as I could tell - no special effects. It's a "hard science" story that thrusts you into the middle of a situation and expects you to either catch up on your own or bail out. Very inventive. I suspect you'd like this one, Koko.

kokopelliwoman said...

Hi, Rob, I'll definitely check out "Primer." Been reading SciFi since 1962--remember when "Stranger in a Strange Land" was published, which is one of my faves. Also "Something Wicked This Way Comes," one of the few times I've liked the movie as much as the book. I wanna be a SciFi writer when I grow up...

Groovy blog, you 2dolphins. In Texas, even! Do y'all ever come to Austin?