Author Topic: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees  (Read 7686 times)

Dan B

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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2007, 06:34:16 PM »
Damn.  I wish he weren't such a big dick, because I really like his movies.


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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2007, 06:59:09 PM »
I did community theater as a teenager and the director was similar, but not nearly as bad, as that.  He worked for ABC and would yell stuff like "Do you think this would fucking fly at ABC!?! No way!  THIS IS TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL!"
And we would all be like "That's cause we're not professionals."  Ugh. 

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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2007, 07:38:31 PM »
Holy crap ! i totally would have walked out of there. that guy is nuts. what a miserable situation.

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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2007, 07:43:28 PM »
but, it might be funny to see those clips with the Huckabee's theme song playing in the background..

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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2007, 08:28:13 PM »
Aaagh!  I finally got home and now they're gone again!


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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2007, 01:37:37 PM »
Aaagh!  I finally got home and now they're gone again!

Alright, one last time.

I'm starting to feel like a crack dealer.

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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2007, 01:44:55 PM »
Thanks - I had to close the door to my office and hold the computer speakers over my ear.  What's one more daily indignity at this point? 

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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2007, 04:03:08 PM »
Three days later this makes news on the internet's own revival house -

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/03/i_hate_huckabee.html

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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2007, 06:27:38 PM »
Three days later this makes news on the internet's own revival house -

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/03/i_hate_huckabee.html

Oh, cut'em some slack.  At least they got it to stay up on the site for 20 minutes.

***The more I think about it, the more I realize that David O. Russell is probably the only man responsible for keeping Lily Tomlin remotely on the cultural radar for the last 20 years.  I mean, Huckabees was the best movie (or the ONLY movie?) she was in since... Flirting With Disaster.  So maybe he feels he has license to drop the c-bomb on her. 

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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2007, 10:35:16 PM »
I guess I see it a little differently than everyone else.  Hasn't anyone worked with someone who just picked and picked and picker until you just wanted to explode on them?  That's how this seems to me.  Did the dude overreact?  Sure.  Was he being a douche?  Yep.  Was Lily Tomlin responsible?  Probably.

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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2007, 02:31:52 AM »
No, I actually kinda agree CPM.  I mean this is visceral and insane as entertainment, but in a way that's only because stuff like this pretty much happens a lot in real life anyway, and it's sort of like two stubborn people go at each other like mules in a china shop or whatever.

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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2007, 08:06:13 AM »
Miami New Times spoke to Tomlin the day after it appeared online for the first time. New Times was interviewing the actress in advance of her upcoming show at the Carnival Center, but we couldn’t resist a mention of the formerly clandestine video, which has since migrated to YouTube.

“Oh my God, the one in the car is on there too?” Tomlin asked, referring to one of the two videos, which were shot during two different scenes. In “the one in the car,” Tomlin tells Russell: “Leave me the fuck alone! Do you know what the fuck is going on, period? Fuck you! Fuck you motherfucker!”

“I can’t believe the damn car is in there. I’ve never seen it. Is that when I’m sitting in the seat and really going nuts? Oh my God, I’m gonna die when I see that,” Tomlin told New Times, laughing.

“I love David,” she said. “There was a lot of pressure in making the movie — even the way it came out you could see it was a very free-associative, crazy movie, and David was under a tremendous amount of pressure. And he’s a very free-form kind of guy anyway.”

In the second video, shot on the set of the office of Tomlin’s detective character, Russell turns the freak out around on Tomlin: “Fuck you! I’m just trying to help you, you understand me? I’m not here to be fucking yelled at!” He sweeps his arm across the desk at which Tomlin sits, scattering its contents. “I’ve been working on this thing for three fucking years, not to be yelled at by some fucking cunt! So just fuck yourself!”

“Adults have fights and go through stuff,” Tomlin said Tuesday. “I know some people are more dignified in the world, that if you transgress against that kind of professionalism, that it’s some kind of great sin, but I don’t see it that way.”

She called the episode “in a way liberating… now it’s all over, and so what, and I don’t have to keep up some great pretention I’m the most dignified, eloquent, elegant, perfect, smart-thinking, kind, generous person. I’m just a plain old human with a whole bunch of flaws.”

Tomlin mostly laughed off the incident, and the leak of the video from the set. “After poor Britney Spears, with her poor little legs open … I’m not the least bit upset about it,” she said. “That’s part of the upside and the downside of the Internet.” –Frank Houston
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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2007, 01:11:57 PM »
Miami New Times: More than just tranny escort ads!

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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2007, 06:37:31 PM »
that movie was kind of stupid.

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Re: Lily Tomlin vs. David Russell - Huckabees
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2007, 07:06:26 PM »
That movie was good, but flawed.