<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>The best line in Wedding Crashers, hands down—"Scientists say we only use 10 percent of our brains, but I think we only use 10 percent of our hearts"—was reportedly a Wilson original.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END-->
:\ Oh, Owen.
My favorite thing about the Rushmore DVD is O's contribution to the commentary track. I never seem to get enough Owen, and as it's well documented on this board, I cannot stand his movie-pushing PR appearances on TV. They're so disquieting.
There's no doubt Owen's voice is missing, excepting how he plays Ned, and his warm portrayal compensates for that consequence-free edge in much of the dialogue. He's the geniune article, for sure. I love him acting in Wes' films every bit as much as I loved him co-writing them.
That part when the chopper crashes, and they're in the water. I remember thinking how lovely it was that Ned was concerned about how he landed the plane. He says that maybe he could've landed it more softly. That seemed so intentional and kind to us, to not make it a bloody affair, just one that happens, and I thought with the way Wes shot it, coupled with Ned's lines and death immediately following, they did make the softest possible landing there.
I hope we never have to miss moments like that in Wes' films, ever, even if Owen never writes with Wes again. That scene touched me, the compassion-to-brutal loss ratio reslts in something so fragile.
The Slate linked two other articles in the footer as well, which I haven't gotten to yet but will.
I bet we all feel a little more validated, although I'll reiterate my love for TLA, despite Owen's absence from the writing. I don't have a problem with Noah, even if he's not breathing any "new air" into Wes' vision. I like Wes' vision a little too much to complain about that part of it.
Sorry for going on and on, but I love O. I love Wes, too, and I don't think their matching degrees of stubbornness will ever result in a McCartney-Lennon break. Stubborn does not equal stupid. They bring out the best in each other.
Thanks for posting that link, Raleigh. <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END--> <!--EZCODE FONT START--><span style="color:navy;font-family:times new roman;font-size:x-small;">"And that's the whole idea of the film: it's a fake documentary; it's about fake secrecy. It's really important to me that it's all transparent, all totally coy. It's about what happens when you keep secrets, because they're transparent anyhow. Things will come out one way or another, and just because they come out doesn't mean they are true." - Jennifer Montgomery</span><!--EZCODE FONT END--></p>