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Quint on the set of WAR OF THE WORLDS Part 2! Spielberg talks WOTW, TINTIN, JAWS, ALICE IN WONDERLAND(!') and more!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with part 2 of my set visit... Part one of this set report can be read by clicking here! To lead in to this second part I've included the last few sentences from the first one. Enjoy!

Deb found me and introduced me to a nice lady named Lee Anne De Vette. I had no earthly idea who she was at the time, but I later found out that she was Tom Cruise's sister and publicist.

We chatted a bit before she said, "He wants to meet you, so if you're ready..." I was thinking, "He? He who?" But my brain immediately answered back; "You know damn well he who..."

And so it was that she took me to meet Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg was standing on the slope of the hill, overlooking the valley I talked about in the first report, where the houses covered in the red weed are. There were at least 100 refugees scattered around the valley and up the slope of the hill. It reminded me quite a bit of the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, actually. Single houses in the middle of nowhere, a mass of featureless (at that distance) bodies in ratty clothes... hills and a light mist... well, the mist might have been smoke from all the machine gun and tank firing, but it had the same effect.

Right before we got to Spielberg, Lee Anne De Vette turned to me and asked if I wanted to be introduced as Eric or Quint. Immediately I said, "Please, for the love of God... Introduce me as Eric!" I don't know if this situation has ever happened to someone at AICN... I got suddenly embarrassed that my AICN pseudonym was a character from the movie that made Steven Spielberg famous. How pathetic would that be, to be introduced as "Quint?"

So, of course, she delivers me unto Spielberg and says, "Steven, this is Quint from Ain't It Cool News." I horrified, but not for long. Steven Spielberg warmly shook my hand and said, "Quint! I'm pleased to meet you! I read your columns all the time."

My horror turned to shock. There have been a few occasions where I've met someone I really admire that knew of AICN or knew who I was and every time that happens it weirds me out. Considering how much of an impact JAWS, RAIDERS, TEMPLE OF DOOM, LAST CRUSADE, ET and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS had on me as a kid (not to mention POLTERGEIST, GREMLINS and AMAZING STORIES), this one ranked right up there.

Now, I know some will be disappointed that I didn't use this opportunity to grill the man on INDIANA JONES 4 or anything like that... To be honest, I had a few things I had planned on asking if I got the chance (there's a story I had heard about concerning a particular screening of ET that I wanted to run by him as well as reenforcing what an awesome project THE TALISMAN is and thanking him for not going forward with it in the state it was in last year), but it all just went out the window when we started talking. This wasn't an interview, but an informal chat and I just went along with the conversation.

"I've always liked the name 'Quint'," Spielberg said. "You know who didn't like that name? Robert Shaw." I was aghast.

"Really?" I said. I had never heard that before.

Spielberg went on to say that Shaw thought the name lacked finesse. Spielberg himself thought that Benchley naming the shark hunter "Quint" was perfect and kept trying to tell Shaw that the name is sharp... that it was one syllable and sharp and that he almost used his name to kill the shark, it was that powerful. Shaw apparently didn't fall for any of that and just said, "Steven. Listen to this..." (I was told to keep in mind Robert's "beautiful Welsh accent" for this part) "Listen to this...Quint. Or... McGrrrregor!" The rolling of the r's was what made that funny and I was just happy to get a Quint story that I'd never heard before from the man himself.

I mentioned that I was going to be attending Jawsfest in June, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of JAWS on Martha's Vineyard. He said he'd heard about that, but didn't think he could ever return to Martha's Vineyard, calling it his private Vietnam. To underline his point, he told me that the shoot was so tough that Universal crew members would beg him to be fired off the movie. You see, they couldn't quit because they were Universal contract workers, so they'd lose their pensions if they quit, so they begged to be fired off the project. And Spielberg did fire a few of them, those that were unraveling the most due to the production.

Spielberg knew I had just been in New Zealand, so he asked how KING KONG was coming along. I told him I loved what I had seen and this prompted him talking about how much he loved the original KING KONG and how you can see the craftsmanship for the original KONG. He especially loved that you could see Willis O'Brien's fingerprints on Kong that were put there during the stop-motion process.

He also mentioned having just recently talked to Peter Jackson and seeing a reel that Jackson acted in to showcase how Weta could bring Snowy (TinTin's faithful companion... who happens to be a dog) to life in the TINTIN film Spielberg's producing. He also talked a little bit about a film he's producing called ARGONAUTS, which is a quasi-remake of JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, focusing on underwater archeology to be done next year.

We also talked about the set we were standing on. I mentioned just how much it reminded me of Wellington, New Zealand with the rolling green hills and he said that's exactly what Tom Cruise said when he saw the location for the first time. Cruise spent much time filming THE LAST SAMURAI on New Zealand's North Island.

A refugee extra, who couldn't have been more than a Junior in High School, nervously edged up to Spielberg while we were talking, his eyes wide... it was clear he had taken some time to bring up the nerve to approach Spielberg. Two PAs or body guards or security guards... I don't know who they were, only that I didn't realize they were around until this kid approached Spielberg and they went to intercept. Spielberg told them it was OK and shook the kid's hand. After talking with the kid for a few seconds, he politely told him that he was "in a meeting" and the extra went back to his spot with a huge grin on his face. That's class.

Spielberg told me a little bit about his approach to WAR OF THE WORLDS, how he's keeping it focused totally on the main characters. For example, he pointed to a hill in the distance. "Say a Tripod crests that hill and approaches our characters... The best shot would probably be a helicopter shot, showing the Tripod in it's full glory." He said that might be the best shot, but instead of doing that, he's keeping the camera low to the ground and not cutting to keep it more from the perspective of the characters on the ground.

I really like that, personally. It's really interesting to see him going for the emotion and fear of the moment than the spectacle of the event. That's certainly one way to avoid being in the INDEPENDENCE DAY realm and picking your moments to open up the spectacle is a Spielberg trait of old. DUEL, JAWS, ET and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS specifically were all very intimate films until Spielberg pulled the rug out from under you... That's why there's so many iconic scenes in those movies... The reveal of the shark as Brody is chumming in JAWS, the Mothership in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS... The evil truck showing its true colors in DUEL... Of course you were teased a lot beforehand in all those films, but all that was to really build to that really big moment. I think Spielberg's talent as a filmmaker is keeping an intimacy with such extraordinary films and it looks like he's doubling his efforts with WAR OF THE WORLDS to make it more in the vain of his earlier films.

The conversation went on a little while longer, mostly talk filled with Ray Harryhausen, but it wasn't long before Spielberg started to head back to towards the director's tent. "If I stand by the camera, they tend to work faster," he said. To my great surprise he dragged me along with him.

Spielberg ushered me into the director's tent (much to the amazement of the Paramount people I came with, I found out later... it's a rare honor, I was told) and introduced me to Janusz Kaminski, who was sitting by the monitors smoking a cigar. Now... I don't smoke. No cigarettes, no nothing. But every time I go to New Zealand, I pick up at least one Cuban cigar and smoke that sometime before I leave. Just sit, watch the country, absorb the environment... You know, relax. It's become tradition and I do it every time I find myself that beautiful country.

While I was in the tent, Janusz handed out a few cigars to some of the crew members (remember this was the last day of photography on the film) and I just had to laugh because the cigars he had were Romeo Y Julieta, the exact same kind I get when I go to New Zealand... Matter of fact, I had smoked my New Zealand cigar not a week earlier while watching one of my last Wellington sunsets. I just thought that coincidence was odd.

I was also introduced to Dakota Fanning. She scares me. I'm not afraid to say it. In person, she's a scary, scary little girl. Cute as a button, of course, but everything I'd heard about her was right. She's like a little adult in a child's body. I was reminded of my fear of midgets, but that's a whole different story... Her eyes were more adult than little girl and the way she was acting was so professional I was taken a bit by surprise.

For instance, Spielberg gave her a bit of direction in the tent, pointing at the stand ins for her and Cruise that were on the monitors as the lighting was in its final stages. The Cruise stand-in was facing the camera holding the Fanning stand-in in his arms. Spielberg noticed that Fanning's stand-in kept obscuring the Cruise stand-in's face as she did her action for the scene, which was reacting to something moving past them, so he pointed it out to her. Fanning immediately started thinking out loud, saying that in the shot before this one, she moved in a certain way, so she could just move in this other way, that way it'd be a continuation of what she did before, but not obscure Cruise's face.

Spielberg got playback of the shot that will be before this shot in the film to double check... The shot that played was a profile shot of Cruise with Fanning in his arms, walking up the hill as refugees were fleeing behind him. He's calling out "Robbie! Robbie!" Robbie is his son (played by Justin Chatwin) and Spielberg told me a little later that his character has run off towards the Army to see the action and Cruise is trying to get to him before he gets himself killed. Suddenly a humvee... on fire... drives erratically past Cruise.

The shot they were setting up was coverage of that scene, of Tom Cruise facing the camera, reacting to the humvee aflame as it rushes past him.

A lot happened in the next couple minutes... it seems like bits and pieces in my memory it all happened so fast... Spielberg introduced me to his daughter, then told me about a present Cruise had gotten him... a classic Mustang... not sure of the year, but I think it was '66, a car he had always wanted, but never indulged in. He was like a kid at Christmas when talking about this very impressive gift... Somehow that got to Dakota Fanning talking about the cigars Janusz was smoking and how Tony Scott (who she worked with on MAN ON FIRE) was a big cigar smoker, too... that even when he wasn't smoking... she pulled at her clothes and did the "airing out" gesture... he was still smoking...

And I was also told by Spielberg that he and Dakota were going to work together again next year on ALICE IN WONDERLAND! I hadn't heard about that one before, so that was a surprise. I'm assuming he means Dreamworks is producing the flick, not that he will be directing, but you never know.

Then Deb Wuliger showed up and started to lead me out of the tent, but Spielberg stopped her. "I want him to meet Tom." So, I was allowed to stay until Tom Cruise came back, which was maybe 2 or 3 minutes later.

When Cruise arrived at the tent, he immediately started joking around with Dakota, acting more like a big brother behind the scenes than the fatherly figure in front of the camera. Spielberg got his attention and introduced us. Cruise has a very unique persona. When he's giving you his attention it's like you're the only person he registers. It's like a weird form of tunnel vision. Of course that means when he's paying attention to someone else you feel like he doesn't register you at all. He was very nice to me, but seemed more interested in getting on with the scene than shaking hands with chubby geeks he doesn't know, which is totally understandable.

I was escorted out of the tent shortly after that. Surreal is a good word for that time. When I was talking with Spielberg it was always over some safe topic, some geek topic, like Ray Harryhausen and Willis O'Brien. It wasn't until the tent that the situation I was in really started to sink in and after I left the tent I was totally in a "did that really just happen?" mode. How I ever spent 25 minutes talking to Steven Spielberg without crumbling into a pile of shivering geek mess I'll never know.

After I rejoined the Paramount group we watched as they gooped up the Hummer, lit it on fire, and sent it driving by Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning for the shot. My set visit was coming to an end and after they got that first take I was led down the hill where there was a big snack caravan set up. Each cart had its own cook and its own theme. There was the mexican food cart with nachos and quesadillas, the hot dog/corn dog cart, the mini-pizza cart, the fried food cart with onion rings and fries... It was the final night of shooting, so this was a gift to the crew... there were little posters up that had the WAR OF THE WORLDS image of the suction-cup tipped hand holding the earth... except here the alien hand was holding a martini glass with the earth floating in the martini like an olive. I wanted to steal one, but I chickened out.

In total, I spent less than 4 hours on the set, I saw 3 shots filmed and spent almost half an hour talking to a living legend... and I still don't know what the fuck happens in this movie! It's pretty intriguing that we have a huge summer film a month and a half from release that we know almost nothing about. How faithful will it be to the original material? How much action? How much suspense? How much drama? Don't know, don't know, don't know.

I'd like to thank the Paramount folks who helped set this up, including Karl Williams, Amy Powell and the Mystery Woman especially. The experience was amazing for a child of the '80s, much less a child of the '80s that grew up to take on the name Quint for his various internet misadventures. I'd also like to thank Deb Wuliger for putting up with me onset and Lee Anne De Vette for taking me over to the man and to Laurent Bouzereau for chatting JAWS with me.

And a very big thanks to Steven Spielberg for letting a big geek watch you work.

And thank you, folks, for following me on my very verbose and lengthy journey. It was an experience I will remember for the rest of my life and I hope it was a fun one to read along to. Now I just gotta figure out who to beg, bribe, kill or give a lap dance to in order to sneak on to the INDIANA JONES 4 set...

-Quint





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  • May 17, 2005, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Tintin is my hero.

    by Ole Gravy Leg

    We must unionize! Smash the system! Monster reign!

  • May 17, 2005, 1:53 a.m. CST

    i signed up today so i could say FIRST!!!

    by HTCrew

    Sucka Free since '87, yaherr meh!

  • May 17, 2005, 1:55 a.m. CST

    A tie!!! A FREAKIN TIE!!! WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!

    by HTCrew

    that is a son of a bitch if i've ever witnessed one. Fucker.

  • May 17, 2005, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Holy Shit

    by Ribbons

    Part 2 was worth the wait, man. Thanks for the low-down, Quint.

  • May 17, 2005, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Funny. I just watched DUEL an hour or so ago.

    by Cash Bailey

    And if there's any doubt that Spielberg is a bona fide genius then think of him, 22 or 23, directing that movie in under 2 weeks.

  • May 17, 2005, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Alice in Wonderland?! NOOOOOOO!

    by zikade zarathos

    Dakota's perfect, but my God, that's my favorite book of all time and to think of another person fucking it up yet again makes me wretch.

  • May 17, 2005, 2:52 a.m. CST

    as crassly as he makes it, Sin City kinda has a point...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    and you should have talked to Spielberg about Animaniacs... brilliant!

  • May 17, 2005, 2:58 a.m. CST

    I loved it.

    by CoursinLarry

    I think reading an article about Steven Spielberg being a rad guy is most definitely cool.

  • May 17, 2005, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Missed Opportunities, Perhaps

    by jollysleeve

    Yeah, there's about a thousand question we wished Quint had asked. And it would've been nice if he'd been able to retain a level-headed reporter's frame of mind to pose them, but his temporary amnesia was totally understandable. I'd be freaking out too. I still found the report interesting.

  • May 17, 2005, 3:27 a.m. CST

    not much of a report though

    by Duncan_Idaho72

    Glad you got to meet Spielberg, who wouldnt? Write it in your diary next time as this is far from any useful information. Aside from the type of cigar you like to smoke. What about some info on the actual movie? Did you get anything about that? Personally I'd rather spend my time reading a paragraph about a movie exclusive than what kind of fucking food was served.

  • May 17, 2005, 3:29 a.m. CST

    An apologist?

    by jollysleeve

    I think that term should be reserved for when people are defending movies like the Star Wars prequels. You know, movies that we've been anticipating for quite some time and then ultimately get horrendously let down by...... I guess the reason I wasn't too peeved Quint didn't go charging in there like a trial lawyer and try to make Spielberg cough up everything he knows, is because I didn't have any expectations for this interview anyway. Could there have been more meat to the article? Of course. But again, I wasn't emotionally invested in it either way, hence my rage-free reaction...... I don't know. Maybe I should just set my bar higher for these things.

  • May 17, 2005, 3:37 a.m. CST

    And the two parts thing probably exacerbated things...

    by jollysleeve

    I can see Quint is going to get a lot of criticism for this article. It just occurred to me how he really didn't help himself much by splitting the whole piece up in two. (Cliffhanger!) The first article people criticized for lack of content, but they were sated with the (implied) promise of an awesome content-filled part 2........ And then part 2 comes and it's kind of fluffy and seems to be missing dialogue that would be of any significance to someone other than the article writer..... Yeah, he probably should've just condensed the whole thing into 1 article. Reduce the backlash by a good 50%.

  • May 17, 2005, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Every time I go to New Zealand I smoke a cigar

    by Vern

    You know, every time I'm say visiting the set of King Kong, or you know, just flying to the other side of the world to pick up some groceries... whatever. You know, any time I happen to swing by there, I like to sit down on a hobbit, kick up my legs and burn one off. It's alot like how I like to have a glass of milk every time I go to Egypt with Harrison Ford, or how I get a massage when me and Tom Hanks go to the moon. Just one of those little rituals you have for your daily life. (just jerkin your chain quint)

  • May 17, 2005, 4:41 a.m. CST

    the story

    by MrBlue

    would have been better as one big story. feels choppy now i think but i liked the spieburg talk. oilcan sounds like a dick. sure i wanted to know about indiana 4 but that stuff about tintin sounds awesome and i havent heard anything about the alice in wonderland movie. there is news in there and a good look at how spielburg directs. i liked it. it would have been better if it wasnt cut up like i said but it was a really fun read i thought

  • May 17, 2005, 5:28 a.m. CST

    AND WHERE'S THE FUCK IS THE NEWS?

    by Wonderboys

    Thats all that AICN is about now, a bunch of "chubby geeks" boasting about the people they meet. Crap!

  • May 17, 2005, 5:29 a.m. CST

    I MEAN "WHERE THE FUCK ARE THE NEWS?"

    by Wonderboys

    Fucking talbacks with no edit. Crap again!

  • May 17, 2005, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Lol Vern

    by ScaryJim

    Thats the last time your reviews are gonna get put up on the site .

  • May 17, 2005, 5:48 a.m. CST

    No problem, Oilcan

    by jollysleeve

  • May 17, 2005, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Quint, you rule man.

    by Windfola

    You can say a lot of bad things about AICN, but you have fucking great set reports! More Quint!!!!!!!!1

  • May 17, 2005, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Jackson pitched WETA to Spielberg?

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    Is there any chance Spielberg would ever use anyone but ILM, considering his close ties to Lucas?

  • May 17, 2005, 6:42 a.m. CST

    TinTin

    by pax256

    Wish you had more meat on this. Im abig lifelong fan of the Made in Belgium French comic...

  • May 17, 2005, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Quint's Spielberg Article-Well Done

    by towerman

    I enjoyed Quint's article/interview with Steven Spielberg on the set of "War of the Worlds". I thought it was well written, to the point and insightful. It was one of the few articles on Ain't-it-Cool-News that I have enjoyed reading probably because it wasn't plagued with the usual gushing Fanboyisms i.e. bad spelling, grammar,punctuation, excessive use of the exclamation point and long winded paragraphs that side tracks the reader too far from the point of the article. While reading this article I felt that I was right there on the set with Quint and Mr. Spielberg. Good job Mr. Quint. It's no wonder that Paramount allowed you on the set.

  • You don't like the articles or how they're written, why not fuck off and leave it for those like myself who found it an interesting read. ---- I'm with you, towerman. Too right. ----- Quint, pretty cool fella, pretty cool. Wish I'd been there.

  • May 17, 2005, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Hey Quint

    by John-Locke

    You're Okay Buddy, nice article. I enjoyed reading it. It's not often you get a well written piece that allows you to live vicariously (Geek Out) through the action's of the writer. More Please. Jaws Rules.

  • May 17, 2005, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Awesome report Quint.

    by Wee Willie

    Can't wait to see WOTW. I rarely get out to movies these days (3 kids) and have to wait for everything to come out on DVD. But I'll be hiring a sitter and cheking this one out for sure. DUDE! YOU MET SPIELBERG!!!!!!!!!

  • May 17, 2005, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Staff Reporter

    by Darth Busey

    I would like to become a AICN staff reporter like Quint. I will allow myself to be flown around the world, and will write glowing pieces about filmmakers who grant me the privilege of visiting their sets. I have no journalism experience whatsoever. Where do I send my resume?

  • May 17, 2005, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Is it going to be AMERICAN MCGEE'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND?

    by Squashua

    That would be sweet.

  • May 17, 2005, 9:27 a.m. CST

    WillieWanker & OilCanBoyd

    by rastar

    Are you seriously upset with Quint over this article? It's a fan site, written by fans about the films and filmmakers they love and admire. If you think AICN isn't the appropriate place for an article like this, where would it be? As someone who's been a fan of Spielberg and his films since an early age, an article describing Quint's experience of meeting him is actually of great interest. If you want journalism, then go and buy an issue of Premiere or Variety.

  • May 17, 2005, 9:33 a.m. CST

    And one day before this meeting...

    by SalvatoreGravano

    SPIELBERG'S ASSISTANT: Sir, another pest wants to come to the set tomorrow and, no doubt, meet you. SPIELBERG: What magazine? "Newsweek" again? SA: Uh... it's an online mag... something named "Is This Cool or What!", if I recall correctly. S: I think I heard the name from Frank Darabont. Okay, let him in. Do you know who it's going to be? SA: Yes, sir. S: All right, tell the cast, too, and have some of those tacky souvenirs and promos ready. Oh, and have a look at that website of his, see what he types there - just generally, of course; don't actually bother to _read_ the details, hah! SA: Heh, heh. S: ...and prepare me a short summary, so I can feed him the usual yadda yadda about knowing and reading his column regularly and loving it... Hmm... he does have an own column there, right? SA: I suppose so, sir... I will check right away. S: Ah, I'm sure he does. They wouldn't send someone without a column here, would they? No, of course not. It's a safe assumption, I'm sure.

  • May 17, 2005, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Dont let bloody Dakota Fanning play Alice in the damn movie!

    by hiperaktiv

    Im sick of her! This is just about as terrible as Spielberg's pugh to get Haley Joel Osment to play Harry Potter. Dakota Fanning would be a terrible Alice!

  • May 17, 2005, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Tintin casting...for fans.

    by Rastapopolous

    Ok... Heroes... Tintin - Simon Pegg Captain Haddock - Russell Crowe Calculus - Christopher Guest Thompson Twins - David Haig (digitally doubled) Nestor - Geoffrey Palmer Bianca Castafiore - Glenn Close Villains... Rastapopolous - Dustin Hoffman Dr. Muller - Anthony Hopkins Dr. Krollspell - Jeff Goldblum Allan - Robert Mitchum...erm...maybe too late

  • May 17, 2005, 11 a.m. CST

    Casting

    by DocPazuzu

    Michael Jeter would have been the best Calculus ever. Unfortunately the poor bastard had to go and die. As for Tintin, Jude Law is perfect. Simon Pegg -- although I love him to death -- only has the shape of his head speaking in his favor for the role of Tintin. Oh, and Gabriel Byrne IS Haddock. You know it to be true. DeNiro LOOKS like a shaved Haddock, but he's too big a name to fit comfortably in the role.

  • Don't give in to hate. That leads to the dark side. You are pathetic, spoiled little brats stomping your feet, demanding information... sad, sad, sad.

  • May 17, 2005, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap

    by jollysleeve

    I'll bet Quint is feeling like a million bucks reading some of these talkback posts. All these posts that are absolutely ENRAGED because Quint didn't get more detailed information from Spielberg about WOTW and his other film projects kind of baffle me. Why? Because the majority of talkback posts for pretty much every Spielberg article are about what a bloated talentless overrated hack he is. And every talkback about War of the Worlds thus far has been brimming full of posts stating how this movie is going to be worthless shit--people basically looking for any little excuse to condemn the thing ("No smoke?!? I new this was gonna suck!") and about how Tom Cruise is a horrible actor who should never be allowed on a film set ever again. I mean, really. There might be 1 positive/enthusiastic post among 10 poisonous ones........ Okay, fine then. But it makes one wonder, why do people suddenly care about this Spielberg guy and his latest soulless project so much that they're vehemently railing against Quint because he didn't get more info?

  • May 17, 2005, 1:50 p.m. CST

    chains..

    by white owl

    they only demand information because they just happened to assume they'd be getting some info in an article with the words ON THE SET OF WAR OF THE WORLDS, and SPIELBERG TALKS in the title. Yet us internet movie fan can only assume.

  • May 17, 2005, 2:17 p.m. CST

    wasted chance

    by bluemancbrit

    On set with Spielberg and Cruise? what a wasted opportunity. I dream of such a heckling opportunity, 'scene 1, take one, ACTION (voice in background) "fuck off Cruise you scientologist twat" and "do ET2 you fuckwit Spielberg"'

  • May 17, 2005, 2:17 p.m. CST

    wasted chance

    by bluemancbrit

    On set with Spielberg and Cruise? what a wasted opportunity. I dream of such a heckling opportunity, 'scene 1, take one, ACTION (voice in background) "fuck off Cruise you scientologist twat" and "do ET2 you fuckwit Spielberg"'

  • May 17, 2005, 2:18 p.m. CST

    didnt mean to post twice!, sorry folks

    by bluemancbrit

    either that or I'm seeing double

  • May 17, 2005, 2:20 p.m. CST

    by foreignerbelt

    If they fuck up Alice in Wonderland I will murder everyone who is currently alive. Like Santa Claus except no presents and more killing.

  • May 17, 2005, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Great WOTW bit but......

    by Dick Fitzwell

    TINTIN?!! Oh sweet Jeebus NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Yes, even though it says "ON THE SET OF WAR OF THE WORLDS" you still have no innate right to expect anything. How much do you pay to visit this site? Thought so. Whiners and complainers bore me. I'll bet you have a thousand reasons why you haven't had a date since the Clinton administration.

  • May 17, 2005, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Speilberg wouldn't know what to do with Alice.

    by HypeEndsHere

    It's all witty humorous dialogue. As for Dakota Fanning, I couldn't care less. It is very weird how there's only one or two child stars every few years.

  • in a formal way, the conversation would have lasted 2 minutes, not 20. If you're Spielberg on the set waiting for the next shot to be set up and have time to meet the media, what would you rather do? A formal interview with the same questions you have refused to answer so far, or just shoot the shit with a fan? I was expecting a boring interview but was pleasantly suprised by the article. Yes, it does not offer much information. It is what it is: a fanboy's story of meeting his film idol. This was better than a fact-filled interview that you can get anywhere. This was a well written (rare around here) story with heart.

  • May 17, 2005, 3:07 p.m. CST

    True, Arch. And kids these days are like, "WTF is a walrus?"

    by HypeEndsHere

    As for Tweedledee and Tweedledum, I'm thinking Wayans Bros. Pick two.

  • May 17, 2005, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Tweedledum & Tweedledee

    by jim

    should be played by Louis Anderson & Andy Richter.

  • May 17, 2005, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Spielberg is great but...

    by PlzBGentle

    ...comparing Martha's Vineyard to Vietnam is just fucking stupid...

  • May 17, 2005, 3:18 p.m. CST

    the tweedle twins

    by PlzBGentle

    I can see Andy Richter, but everytime Louis Anderson opens his mouth I want to shoot myself.

  • We only notice the best ones because they get the plumb roles because they are the most popular because they have the most talent. That's how it should and does work.

  • May 17, 2005, 3:32 p.m. CST

    chains the muppet and his lameass logic

    by osoccophiliax

    Yes, even though it says "ON THE SET OF WAR OF THE WORLDS" you still have no innate right to expect that it will actually be about what's happening on the set, or feature relevent or interesting comments from the filmmakers and actors on set, despite that the fucking article title leads one to expect that they won't be reading waffle and gushing...I bet that chains has similar expectations to most other things in life, and believes(for example) that just because a canned tin of food is labelled 'chicken in white sauce' it does not mean he has any innate right to expect that the tin will not be full of stinking inedible crap. But it's a reasonable fucking expectation, you brainless twat. I'm glad you're so easily pleased and can tolerate being ripped off and cheated, now open wide because here comes some shit for you to eat. Eat it eat it eat it OOOHHH I bet you like that, chains, you fucking spacktard.

  • May 17, 2005, 3:42 p.m. CST

    raw bean & WillieWanker

    by Ribbons

    I understand what you mean, Willie, about how you ought to be able to criticize the things you read on AICN. However, there are times when I feel a bit like raw bean. I have to admit I skipped over your posts so I don't know what's in there, but plenty of people are like "this site can never get scoops anymore, it's so lame, I don't know why I come here, etc." where it's like "if this place is such a hopeless mess, then why not just leave?" Criticism ought to be encouraged, although technically this isn't a democracy, but when people come here simply to talk about how they hate coming here and other websites are better, that's when I get annoyed.

  • May 17, 2005, 3:42 p.m. CST

    raw bean & WillieWanker

    by Ribbons

    I understand what you mean, Willie, about how you ought to be able to criticize the things you read on AICN. However, there are times when I feel a bit like raw bean. I have to admit I skipped over your posts so I don't know what's in there, but plenty of people are like "this site can never get scoops anymore, it's so lame, I don't know why I come here, etc." where it's like "if this place is such a hopeless mess, then why not just leave?" Criticism ought to be encouraged, although technically this isn't a democracy, but when people come here simply to talk about how they hate coming here and other websites are better, that's when I get annoyed.

  • May 17, 2005, 3:43 p.m. CST

    aaand for some reason that just posted twice

    by Ribbons

    Sorry bout that

  • May 17, 2005, 3:55 p.m. CST

    ooh, i was with you until Andy Serkis as the Cheshire Cat

    by HypeEndsHere

    It's got to be Verne "Mini-Me" Troyer. sorry, but that's a dealbreaker.

  • May 17, 2005, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Hey, you guys...

    by Koranabuse

    ...will many of you be making use of the Passion.com dating site being advertised on AICN? Particularly you fat, ugly, oily, smelly, dirty fuckers who make up the majority of the people here? I can guarantee you they're eagerly awaiting the sight of massive repulsive fuckers bearing down on them looking for fuckee-fuckee. Then again, most people who use dating sites are no prize themselves, they;ll settle for you as a catch. Aw shit, now I feel sorry for you. Harry's tormenting you with the promise of pussy on this site. He's evil.

  • May 17, 2005, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Spielberg

    by stvnhthr

    Spielberg is always a treat to deal with. He and his people are always so classy; he only surrounds himself with the best. It sounds like another great flick is on the way! I can't wait to see WOTW.

  • May 17, 2005, 4:47 p.m. CST

    all these complaints

    by splbrg75

    This is for all the Woodward & Bernstein's here... What is everybody complaining about? It's a set report not an 'exclusive interview'. He said he talked to Spielberg, went in the tent, saw the little girl, the flaming hum-vee thing and then they left. Sounds like a set report to me. The headline did not say QUINT WITH LATE BREAKING SPIELBERG NEWS YOU CAN'T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE!!! For a piece about a set visit, what the hell else would it say? Jebus.

  • May 17, 2005, 4:55 p.m. CST

    I've been here since '96

    by Darth Busey

    AICN used to be about getting the "spy scoops". If this was 9 years ago, Harry or whoever the hell it was would've went out of their way to get some info. I've been reading this site since the beginning. Justifiably or not, AICN has deviated from its core mission.

  • May 17, 2005, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Thanks Quint

    by Hamish

    I enjoyed that read, fuck the haters. My offer to buy you a latte next time you're down in Wellies still stands.

  • May 17, 2005, 5:55 p.m. CST

    by drjones

    i guess it`s about time to make an AICN movie: about the boys who after a internet success story get to face those people who once inspired them to be what they`re now. ...i guess this doesn`t really fit in here but i just saw TERMINAL the first time. (i didn`t want to ruin my theater experince with bad or mediocre tom hanks dubbing) i really cannot understand how spielberg could film this scipt (despite the fact that he just wanted to play around a bit and have some fun with buddy tom (hanks)).this story doesn`t have a right to exist. wellwellwell.....quint you know that our envy is with you. this is incredible....these are our geek myths we tell each other at our virtual url camp fires...thanks for doing it this time again (although it

  • May 17, 2005, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Dakota Fanning Could Be A Good ALICE

    by ZombieSolutions

    but Emily Browning would be better...

  • May 17, 2005, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Great article!

    by Darth Thoth

    Thanks Quint... that must've been an unbelieveable experience. Spielberg sounds like that man. Well, he is the man. But he sounds like he's real cool and not a a-hole like so many people. That's awesome you got to meet a living legend. I enjoyed the articles too. Great reads. I can't wait for WoTW. I grew up on it and can't wait to see how Spielberg flips it. Peace.

  • May 17, 2005, 6 p.m. CST

    Great report, Quint!

    by Rupee88

    I'm not exactly Professor Positive on here, but you nailed that one....a great read and well-written...kudos!

  • May 17, 2005, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Dakota Fanning

    by Rupee88

    And I had to laugh at your description of Dakota Fanning...she totally freaks me out when I see her in a movie too. Hopefully, it won't be too distracting with this film. She's just too bright for her own good and I absolutely agree about the eyes.

  • May 17, 2005, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Dakota and Alice

    by Darth Thoth

    I think Dakota will make a great Alice. I think she's like a LeBron James of movies right now. Meaning, a young talent that is great now and will only get better as she matures. I'm really excited to see her future. I thought she was absolutely amazing in Man on Fire.

  • May 17, 2005, 6:05 p.m. CST

    The Queen of Hearts needs a flying guillotine on a chain.

    by HypeEndsHere

    also, are you sure Alice didn't bring 2 Uzi's down the rabbit hole? cuz i think i remember that in the story. can we get vin diesel for the Mad Hatter? get his agent on the phone! put this shit on the fast-track!

  • May 17, 2005, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Fuck the naysayers!

    by Brundlefly

    I enjoyed the article Quint - all these talkback cynics would be shitting their diapers if they got to meet Speilberg in the flesh and actually had to hold an articulate conversation with the man. They think they would pin down Spielberg and harass him with bullshit geek questions whilst standing on a massive working set surrounded by the cast and crew? YEAH RIGHT! What a lot of bullshit. Sometimes I'm ashamed to be a film geek with moronic talkbackers like these. I think Quint aquitted himself admirably. It was a good read and i envy you motherfucker!

  • May 17, 2005, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Arch, who do we get to direct this?

    by HypeEndsHere

    Bruckheimer? Fuck that! I read somewhere he has "an emerging sensibility" or something. and that sounds pussy to me. I'm thinking that we should get a suit from the studio to casually introduce amphetamines into the Wachowski's food. Dunno. Call me back. BEEP.

  • May 17, 2005, 8:33 p.m. CST

    stop hating

    by respectablechum

    leave the boy alone yo! if you hate AICN so much dont come here you fucking fanboy nerds.

  • May 17, 2005, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Rastapopolous

    by Wee Willie

    Simon Pegg as Tintin is truly inspired casting. But Crowe as Haddock? Seems a bit young... And humourless. Granted Haddock is a crank, but you'd need someone with a circus in their head to play him right. How about Robbie Coltraine? If he lost a few stone.

  • May 17, 2005, 11:33 p.m. CST

    All You Hypocrites Giving Quint A Hard Time...

    by Rebeck

    Would be the first to stammer and shake if you were talking to Mr. S himself. I would KILL for that opportunity. Good for you, Quint. A dream come true, and I enjoyed living it vicariously.

  • May 17, 2005, 11:53 p.m. CST

    About 'Alice in Wonderland'

    by Ribbons

    If anyone cares. As far as I've heard, it's being produced by Spielberg, written and directed by Leslie Bohem, he who penned every episode of "Taken" for El Spielbergo a while back. And I think Bohem was talking about splitting it into two movies, as with Carrol's books, but that may have changed since then.

  • May 17, 2005, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Emily Browning

    by Ribbons

    Isn't Emily Browning 17 and doesn't she have red hair and freckles (if I'm thinking of the right person)? Doesn't sound like a very good Alice if you ask me.

  • May 18, 2005, 1:32 a.m. CST

    WillieWanker

    by Ribbons

    That's the thing though. Quint and Harry aren't the type of "journalists" that you're referring to. If someone who writes for Rolling Stone wants to be hard-nosed, fine. I'm sure the studios would just as well not deal with them, but it's an part and parcel of the whole marketing process these days; the movie business depends on them to get the word out. Internet journalism makes up a fairly small, however vocal, demographic. On movies like these, ones that everyone wants to see, they don't need "us" to be pleased as punch. So Quint and other representatives of the online community basically have to be on their best behavior if they ever want to be invited back. And yes, I'm sure he was just a tad starstruck by Steven Spielberg. But what were the questions that you were looking for, exactly, that you think Quint could have gotten away with asking?

  • May 18, 2005, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Ribbons

    by Duncan_Idaho72

    I think WillieWanker has a good point. This site is about news (and Harry's boner from time to time). And to be honest we did get some news from this report. But not nearly enough for someone who had prior knowledge beforehand that they were going to go to the set of WOTW. I can understand if he (Quint) bumped into Spielberg at the bar and they just shot the shit, but wasn't he invited to the set? Wouldn't that make you want to write some questions down on a piece of paper beforehand so you wouldn't just "geek" out. Granted the "news" had some entertaining items (refugees and tanks firing), but why do we still know so little about the movie? More was expected, at least from me. I know I would have at least said "Hey thanks for inviting me, big fan for a long time. DO you mind if I ask some questions about the movie?" or "Do you have anything to reveal that hasn't been reported?" If he says sorry can't reveal anything then hey, at least you tried. But most of the article just seemed like it lacked any sort of infoon WOTW.

  • May 18, 2005, 2:08 a.m. CST

    just give it up, wanker.

    by team america

  • May 18, 2005, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Duncan

    by Ribbons

    Fair enough, I guess.

  • May 18, 2005, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Bunch of idiots on talkback

    by Darth Fart

    I enjoyed the article but the amount of abuse that is hurled on here is unacceptable and unfair! If you don't have anything constructive to say then why bother flaming? You guys sound so jealous.

  • May 18, 2005, 11:27 a.m. CST

    "Dakota Fanning. She scares me."

    by Right Bastard

    Ha ha! That's what I like about you, Quint. You know how to keep it honest, even when you're getting to corporate BJ. That kid freaks me out to no end. Congrats on the great story/article.

  • May 18, 2005, 12:09 p.m. CST

    The secretive nature of the movie

    by performingmonkey

    It's either gonna be a good thing or a very bad thing that they're giving nothing away about WotW. They might not want people to have a downer on the movie before they even see it, due to the fact that the alien action is lame. I think that even if you read the script you'd be wondering where the aliens were. That thing about Spielberg keeping the tripods in the background and the characters in the foreground is going to be the unique element of this movie. But, before they actually see it, people are going to think that's a crap idea. They might think that Spielberg just wants to make a family drama with an alien invasion as a backdrop as an incentive (excuse) to get people to see it. Whatever, there isn't going to be much 'fun' in this movie. It's gonna be very intense.

  • May 18, 2005, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Some of you guys...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...come across as either very young or horribly impatient. If you're old enough to recall, Spielberg hardly let any images of E.T. out before the movie opened, and certainly no moving images. The same tactic was used for Jurassic Park. As far as I'm concerned, if the payoff is as big in WotW as in those movies, he can go on not showing us diddly until opening night. You folks need to chill the fuck out and stop whining.

  • May 18, 2005, 4:46 p.m. CST

    You Know If Robert Shaw Was In That Tent...

    by embrypotzebra721

    no more than ten seconds would have gone by after Quint started blubbering and gaying it up, that Shaw would've finally chopped him in the throat and called him a FAG. -- And Quint, I know there's security there, but couldn't you have at least snuck in a ballpin hammer and while giving Spielberg his unwanted hug, you could've whispered "this is for Terminal", just before ya whacked him with it?

  • May 18, 2005, 8:07 p.m. CST

    obviously Alice in Wonderland was intended to be a trilogy. Car

    by HypeEndsHere

    Don't ask me why, but I'm thinking "prequel" (not a word, but these days, who cares?) Who are Alice's parents? Why was Alice the chosen one? Also, what about Neil Jordan? what's he doing these days? can he shoot Knightly on wires in front of a greenscreen? Michael Clarke Duncan as Jabberwocky? Just thinking out loud.

  • May 18, 2005, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Don't wash that hand.

    by mrfan

    Even if you use it for other things. I really enjoyed the article. Fantastic. Nice to see SS in another light.

  • May 18, 2005, 10:32 p.m. CST

    So, let me say this again

    by Ribbons

    "Alice in Wonderland." Starring Dakota Fanning. Written and directed by Leslie Bohem. Two movies. That's the news I've heard so far; it's probably Bohem's project which he brought to Spielberg, not a Spielberg project that's being shopped around, so if they swept him off of it and got some martial-arts director to do 'Kiera Knightley and the Kung-Fu Jailbait Fantasy,' that's news to me.

  • May 18, 2005, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Speilberg said "Tripod"

    by Ingeld

    Is that the most conformation that there will actually be some in this movie?

  • May 18, 2005, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Spielberg's approach on this movie

    by Ribbons

    I like what I hear. Although the story itself may be wanting, the decision to shoot the aliens solely from humanity's P.O.V. is a good one. I don't agree that'd be the easy thing to work on craning shots of tripods, etc., but most people would be tempted to do so out of their own insecurity over not showing enough. I think that a glimpse of Tripod stomping through the trees could be much more effective.

  • May 19, 2005, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Pudknockers

    by Gruesome Wedgie

    I can not believe some of you dickless thugs actually took cheap shots at Dakota Fanning. What are you, seven years old? That little girl has more talent in her toe than all you flaming arsewipes combined. She's held her ground & more against Oscar winners like Denzel Washington, Robert DeNiro, Glenn Close & Kathy Bates fer christsake. Have any of you wankers? She's not some latter-day Drew Barrymore. And if none of that registers in your microbe sized brains, try this; she 11 years old, working with the best in her business ( twice with Spielberg). Are you?

  • May 19, 2005, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Here's how it works kiddies

    by zigster

    You get invited on a set, you don't run in and ask why the director is a fuckwit? You shoot the shit with small talk, and you laugh at his jokes - Or else you don't get invited back. End of story. I do get a kick out of the Director is God thing. Half these people are nuerotic control freaks.

  • May 19, 2005, 6:53 p.m. CST

    And another thing

    by zigster

    Tom Cruise needs this movie. His numero uno box office star is slipping, and he will do ANYTHING to keep it. So it's understandable he was thinking about his upcoming take.

  • May 19, 2005, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Good Article

    by fiester

    Worth it for the Shaw anecdote. Any aren't child actors who do drama always creepy?

  • May 19, 2005, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Archenemysis

    by Ribbons

    Well, different strokes for different folks, I guess. First of all, all I was saying was that this speculation is totally pointless since it's more than likely none of that's gonna happen. But since you quoted me like I was giving you an opinion, here you go: I think that a kung-fu version of Alice in Wonderland would be extremely bad. There is nothing in the original story of Alice that could be improved by turning it into an action movie cliche.

  • May 19, 2005, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Hard to top ID4

    by Rupee88

    Sure it was stupid in a whole lot of ways, but it worked in some important ways as well. I'd never say it was a great film, but it sure is a fun movie to watch, even today (and if you FF through the most boring and dumb parts).

  • May 20, 2005, 1 a.m. CST

    Archenemysis

    by Ribbons

    Wow. That was a really cool response. I was not expecting that. To be honest, I sort of skimmed the posts speculating about "Alice in Wonderland," because, well, it was rampant speculation. I'll have to go back and take a look at what you and others have said and decide whether or not it sounds cool. While not a severe Carroll purist, I do believe that something closer in tone to the books or even the Disney movie seems like a better fit for Alice. Then again, I believe Alice was about Kiera Knightley's age on that Disney Channel show "Adventures in Wonderland," which I rocked out to as a wee tyke, thankyouverymuch, so maybe little girls lost isn't the only way to go with the material. Then again, that show probably sucked. Wow, what a bitter, heartless, bastard I've become.

  • May 20, 2005, 7:42 a.m. CST

    "Hard to top ID4"

    by Shan

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • May 21, 2005, 12:07 p.m. CST

    That's what makes this site...

    by eddiekaay2000

    ...different from the cookie-cutter mass media press machines. The personal POV -- I enjoyed both parts Quint. Thanks.

  • May 21, 2005, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Another vote for the American McGee version of 'Alice'

    by Hamtaro_Hentai

    That would be tits. Oh, and let's get Tim Burton or Wes Craven instead of Spielberg. I love Spielberg, but this needs to be dark.

  • May 21, 2005, 5 p.m. CST

    if you think Craven has the wherewithall to make ANYTHING good n

    by HypeEndsHere

    who am i talking to?...no one thinks that....

  • May 21, 2005, 6:48 p.m. CST

    on second thought...yeah

    by HypeEndsHere

    he does have an evolving senility.

  • May 22, 2005, 3:34 a.m. CST

    Y'know...

    by Ribbons

    Speaking of "Matrisizing" old Disney fantasy yarns, hasn't Disney been trying to get that 'Snow and the Seven Samurai' thing off the ground for a while now? Where "Snow" is some fugitive feudal princess in a Japan that never quite really existed?

  • May 23, 2005, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Jurassic 4?

    by Lefty Lefterson

    I know I'm probably the only person that cares anymore, and I know he wouldn't be directing it anyway, but what's going on with JP4? Had it followed the same pattern as the first two sequels, it would be out this year, DAMMIT! Well, at least that crazy-assed script that they had on here before has fallen by the wayside.

  • May 23, 2005, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Living Neon Dreams

    by ophelia-fell

    Speaking of the Alice in Wonderland fetish-of-sorts that seems to be going around lately... what about this Living Neon Dreams thing I've been hearing about. Mariyln Manson as the Queen of Hearts? Well, I'd like to see that, actually. Does anyone know anything about it?

  • May 23, 2005, 10:41 a.m. CST

    spelling (as always)

    by First

    It is 'vein' (like artery), not 'vain.'

  • May 23, 2005, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Dakota's PR people are advising her to get the emotion chip that

    by HypeEndsHere

  • May 26, 2005, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Funny thing.

    by Proman1984

    I think that Spielberg is very smart and knew exactly what he was doing. He didn't tell Quint anything that he didn't want him to know. He just played him. Still, I think this was a very good and encouraging report. I really enjoyed reading it.

  • May 27, 2005, 7:16 a.m. CST

    The missing review

    by Ingeld

    Okay Unicorn's "review" is gone. That means it was either completely fake or completely true (and asked to be pulled.) What do you think?

  • May 27, 2005, 2:40 p.m. CST

    It was completely false

    by jabolino

    In other words, it was fucking bullshit. There was no way spielberg would end the movie like this, some lifeless asshole played a joke. Last time I checked, Spielberg doesn't have any early screenings or early reviews on top of that.

  • May 29, 2005, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Spielberg is the ultimate kid....

    by Red Raider

    Damn, I wish Lucas could've hired Spielberg to direct Return of the Jedi, as he originally wanted.

  • May 30, 2005, 7:38 a.m. CST

    for goodness sake...

    by beavis33

    ...all of you complaining about Quint's inability to deliver a scoop from his time on the set: he did. The details on Tintin and Alice in Wonderland were genuinely interesting and generated a truckload of talkback comment. The number of people who constantly moan about the articles on this site should go elsewhere. For film enthusiasts it still manages to deliver interesting pov comment and the odd pointer to other oases of information. The negativity here is sapping

  • May 31, 2005, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Qs 4 Quint to Ask on WOTW set...

    by BestOfLuck

    1) Why is Tom Cruise's $cientological sister the publicist on this movie? (She is her Rondroid brother's publicist, not a Paramount flack) 2) Why is there a $cientology tent on this movie set? (I know Mr. Feel Good Movie About the Holocaust Spielberg likes to defend this abhorrent practice, but how dare he push his cult on cast & crew members?) 3) Why is Spielbergen-belsen sucking Cruise's cock so hard? (Didn't Herr Director see Cruise's meltdown on Oprah?)

  • June 1, 2005, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Snowy???

    by CuervoJones

  • June 1, 2005, 5:20 p.m. CST

    My dream is Elijah Wood as Tintin

    by Adiaphoron

    He's perfect; he's got the body-type. Dustin Hoffman as Rastapopulus is a great idea; instead of Russel Crowe as Captain Haddock, how about Harrison Ford? Or--hey, Ewan McGregor? No, that's nuts. Take that back. Still, Elijah Wood as Tintin.

  • June 2, 2005, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Did Tom jump on the couch and talk about Katie Holmes?

    by Cabron

    Or Scientology?

  • June 4, 2005, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Umm, yeah....

    by Jaka

    CHUD owns this site....that's why they are doing set visits to Spielberg sets and meeting he and his lead actors. I wonder if the haters will ever figure out that the unbridled open love for film that the contributors to this site show are what MAKES this site. It's what sets it apart. It's what keeps people coming back. You don't have to AGREE with everything they say - but their love for film IS why this site has reached the point where someone like Spielberg will show them love. But ya'll keep sittin in your dark corners hatin'. For some reason I don't think Harry and Quint are worried about it.

  • June 4, 2005, 1:08 a.m. CST

    And another thing....

    by Jaka

    ...Tom Cruise has needed to stop being such a stuffy well preped "star" for years. I'm glad to see him being famous and nutty. It's about damn time.

  • June 5, 2005, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Good work Quint

    by Shaw

    Next time bring me with you.

  • June 7, 2005, 8:11 a.m. CST

    INDY 4 connection

    by ScottNYC

    ARGONAUTS. Indiana Jones and the Opal of the Mer-Man Prince. Anyone else see a possible connection?

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