I got here super early cause my friend drove me down and her flight was earlier than mine. But I'll take good company and a warm car ride over the bus no matter how much extra time it means I'm at the airport!
But I had to post this from the NY Post:
Hot Hebrew Hunks
Baby, it's cold outside. So after the flames from your Menorahs burn out, keep warm with these male Jewish hotties. Even though James Franco makes us melt like butta and Harrison Ford whipped himself into shape, its Zac Efron who comes in at #1 to lead the tribe. The "High School Musical" heartthrob, who made the Forbes Celebrity 100 list this year, is born of Jewish ancestry.
I was going to post everyone on the list but it isn't so much a top ten as like every hot (to not-so-hot) even slightly Jewish male in Hollywood. So I gave up. But w/e - Zac was #1!
Side note, sort of (maybe tl, dr?):
I went to see Slumdog Millionaire yesterday night finally. It was amazing as I expected.
I think it is funny though because someone on ONTD made fun of me once. Wait, that doesn't explain the whole thing. Ugh, it's too early for complete thoughts.
Basically, everytime people whine about Hollywood remaking things I just roll my eyes because the entertainment industry has always retold stories ever since the Greeks (and probably before).
I see film as a new format for this repeat staging or resetting of a story. So remakes and rehashes don't really bother me too much unless it is something truly iconic. Like I'm not sure you can remake Breakfast at Tiffany's, but the basic plot elements can be transformed and retold.
Anyhow. I occasionally mention this on ONTD posts when people are whining. I usually give as an example the fact that the story of Orpheus has been set like a hundred times as an opera. It is one of the most popular Greek myths to set.
One time, someone made fun of me for this and said something like, that's what been missing in Hollywood a remake of Orfeo... which actually isn't a bad idea...
Anyhow, it is funny because last night when I was watching Slumdog Millionaire there is a scene where Jamal and his brother are stealing from people who are watching an opera at an outdoor theater.
The opera they happen to be watching is Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, probably the second most famous operatic setting of this myth.
So I started thinking about how Slumdog Millionaire is really a setting of the Orfeo myth but somewhat metaphorically... the orphanage/slums/Javed's house are Hades and there is no death but Jamal (Orfeo) keeps going back for Latika (Euridice) and keeps losing her.
Anyways, it was an amazing contextual use of music completely unrelated on the surface to the tale.
So basically then I started thinking if Zac and co. go to the Oscars for a song nom and someone on the carpet asks them about what song they are rooting for, Zac should mention something about how he's rooting for Slumdog Millionaire (which he should). He should say it's not just cause the music in it is amazing but that the attention they paid to even that musical element, creating the parallel between Jamal's path and Orpheus's journey, makes Slumdog Millionaire come out heads above all the other movies. He'd sound like a fucking genius. I mean, I've no doubt he's incredibly smart and very intellectually curious, but I would be so amused to hear him say something like this and just shock everyone who think he's just a pretty boy. Or am I just projecting my beliefs of him onto him?
Ehh, whatever, I know... crazy thoughts, lol. This is all what I thought about last night when I couldn't sleep from excitement for going home today and from the sugar from my peppermint ice cream I had at the movies. So excuse my rambling, it is sleep-deprived mania. :)