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(He [Seinfeld director Tom Cherones] also adds that guest star Lawrence Tierney, who played Elaine’s father, scared him, “That guy was scary. He stole a kitchen knife out of Jerry’s set. Everybody knew he took it. I said, ‘I’m not going to take it away from him.’”)

A parenthetical about the Lawrence Tierney knife-stealing story from today’s article about the Lost Episode of Seinfeld.  In the middle of an interview about a completely different episode, Cherones— who is 75 years old— stops and mentions that Lawrence Tierney stole a knife and scared everyone on set!!!  This is great.  I don’t know what it is about this story, but I just really love hearing about it— it really speaks to me…

It’s in the episode wikipedia page, which I didn’t check before, but of course it is:

Various cast members remember Seinfeld encountering Tierney and stating “Hey Lawrence, what do you got there in your jacket?”. Tierney, realizing he had been caught, tried to make a joke about how he thought taking the knife would be funny, by reenacting a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), holding the knife above his head and making threatening motions towards Seinfeld. Tom Cherones, Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus saw this happen, and, as Alexander recalled, it “scared the living crap out of all of us.” Cherones stated that, afterwards, Larry David would jokingly threaten to have Tierney back on the show if Cherones did his work badly.

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Today’s Internet-driven media culture isn’t necessarily worse than the one run by the big, boring conglomerates that Pat Kingsley expertly controlled. Even [Tom] Cruise has figured out how to navigate the new playing field. But the lesson came at a cost.

Building up to 2005, Cruise had tackled some of the most challenging dramas of any actor of his generation: Eyes Wide Shut, Magnolia, Vanilla Sky. Even his popcorn flicks — Minority Report, Collateral, War of the Worlds — were intriguingly dark. He’d never played it safe or shot a cash-grab. He trusted that if he chose movies he believed in, the audience would follow. And he was right.

Post-2005, we’ve lost out on the audacious films that only Hollywood’s most powerful and consistent star could have convinced studios to greenlight. Cruise was in his mid-40s prime — the same years when Newman made Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting — and here he was lying low, like the kid who’d run away to London. Imagine the daring roles that he hasn’t dared to pursue. Cruise’s talent and clout were responsible for an unparalleled string of critical and commercial hits.

We gave that up for a gif.
Amy Nicholson, from an essay about how the internet’s over-reaction to his Oprah interview effected Cruise’s career.  She overestimates Cocktail, but… Or maybe I underestimate Cocktail.  It’s hard to say.

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steveagee:

Last night I went to watch the Eels play for probably my tenth time. Every time I go see them I always say ‘that was the best show I’ve ever seen them do’ and last night was no exception. So many highlights. Steve Perry coming out for the band’s 2nd encore to sing ‘It’s a Mother Fucker’ and then a few Journey songs was probably the highest of the highlights.
In close second was Puddles Pity Party. Puddles, who’s toured and opened for the Eels in the past was amazing. He walks around in the audience before the show, making people really uncomfortable, then he walks on stage, never talks, and eventually starts singing — and his voice is fucking INCREDIBLE!
After the show my friend Mackenzie and I went backstage and ran into my friend Jon Schroeder who was there with this other guy named Jon that I know. Puddles came out and Jon took this photo of other Jon with Puddles. He used the shittiest, old flip phone I’ve ever seen and got one of the greatest photos ever!

steveagee:

Last night I went to watch the Eels play for probably my tenth time. Every time I go see them I always say ‘that was the best show I’ve ever seen them do’ and last night was no exception. So many highlights. Steve Perry coming out for the band’s 2nd encore to sing ‘It’s a Mother Fucker’ and then a few Journey songs was probably the highest of the highlights.

In close second was Puddles Pity Party. Puddles, who’s toured and opened for the Eels in the past was amazing. He walks around in the audience before the show, making people really uncomfortable, then he walks on stage, never talks, and eventually starts singing — and his voice is fucking INCREDIBLE!

After the show my friend Mackenzie and I went backstage and ran into my friend Jon Schroeder who was there with this other guy named Jon that I know. Puddles came out and Jon took this photo of other Jon with Puddles. He used the shittiest, old flip phone I’ve ever seen and got one of the greatest photos ever!

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The Internet Is Leaking of the day: There are countless t-shirts with the face of human meme Nic Cage on them, but now we have confirmation that the man himself owns one. We also now know he wears it with a cowboy hat, beaded necklaces, frilled chaps, a cane, and sunglasses indoors at a Guns N’ Roses gig. The world is a remarkably strange place.

Is no one going to mention that Nicolas Cage is hanging out with Andrew Dice Clay?

Nicolas Cage and Andrew Dice Clay are in a room together, and of the two of them Dice is the one who looks more like he has his life together.

donrickles:

donrickles:

hitsvilleuk:

The Internet Is Leaking of the day: There are countless t-shirts with the face of human meme Nic Cage on them, but now we have confirmation that the man himself owns one. We also now know he wears it with a cowboy hat, beaded necklaces, frilled chaps, a cane, and sunglasses indoors at a Guns N’ Roses gig. The world is a remarkably strange place.

Is no one going to mention that Nicolas Cage is hanging out with Andrew Dice Clay?

Nicolas Cage and Andrew Dice Clay are in a room together, and of the two of them Dice is the one who looks more like he has his life together.

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