Thursday, June 20, 2013
Bear Won't Be Down For Breakfast
It's a crabby little world I inhabit.
James Gandolfini was Bear, the semi-kindhearted semi-mobbed-up stuntman in Get Shorty. I never saw him in anything else, except that submarine movie with Gene Hackman.
Get Shorty is the best movie about the movie business I ever saw. It's the most "Los Angeles" movie ever made. It's the only Elmore Leonard book I ever read. I read it because I liked the movie, and wondered if the book was any good. It was alright. Get Shorty has one of the best soundtracks of any movie I've ever heard. Get Shorty has one of the best soundtracks of any movie I've ever heard. It was the last fresh sale date for about 75 percent of the cast, too.
My brother Garrett told me yesterday that he has a friend that plays saxophone, and has played with everybody. He laughed and told me his friend can claim to have played with Garrett, and with Elvis. I said I knew who Garrett was, but which Elvis was he referring to? That's how crabby my worldview is.
James Gandofini was Bear, and he was someone because I watched Get Shorty and liked it. You could run over the rest of the cast of The Sopranos with a bus and I'd never notice. RIP big fellow.