August 20, 2004

Gratuitous Llama Vacation Posting - Part 3

We actually got home yesterday and by last evening I was pretty worn out. So imagine my delight when, flipping on the tee-vee, I discovered that AMC was running Escape From New York.

Despite all the talk about this movie that goes on round here, I hadn't actually seen it in years and years. I guess it's true that you can never go home again, because all through it I kept having the following thoughts:

Of Lee Van Cleef, all I could do was shake my head. To think that Angel Eyes had come to this. Sad. Very sad.

Of the President, I couldn't get the imagine of The Forger from The Great Escape out of my head. Surely James Garner was a more logical choice as the one who should try and get him out.

Perhaps silliest of all, every time Isaac Hayes' Duke of New York came on the screen, I half expected him to say, "Hello there, Children."

Finally, I keep coming back to the name "Pliskin". Whose idea was that? I will simply point out here that Jim Carrey's dufus character in The Mask was named Stanley Ipkiss, note the obvious similarity and leave it to you to draw your own conclusions.

Posted by Robert at August 20, 2004 08:38 PM | TrackBack

Isn't Adrienne Barbeau in that? Why she was never nominated for an Oscar is beyond me.

Posted by: jeff at August 20, 2004 10:23 PM

Yeah, it just doesn't hold up as well to later viewings as it does in my head. :-)

On another note, where is the LlamaButcher merchandise?! I've got folks over here jonesing for yip-full t-shirts and bumperstickers! Am I just missing a link somewhere to a lovely land of llama tidbits for sale?

Posted by: Nicole at August 20, 2004 10:47 PM
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