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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Jessica Chastain Is Calm (And So Am I)

A long time ago, so long ago I was in my twenties, my friend Daryl made a movie that shall remain nameless. It was based on a script he and I wrote together via US Mail (yes, US Mail) when I was living in Arizona.

Late on New Year's Eve (i.e. early on New Year's Day Morning), after the so-called party had wound all the way down, Daryl and I and our friend Dave, having imbibed one to four too many glasses of whiskey, decided to watch the movie that shall remain nameless. I struggle to remember much of this viewing but can remember fast-forwarding through a great deal of it, struggling to endure. But we did manage to watch at least one scene in its entirety.

This was the one scene that featured Daryl and I as a couple of moronic office peons. For reasons too pointless to explain, there is a moment when Daryl orders me to "Stay calm" and I reply "I am calm!" but holler it in such way as to betray the fact that I am not calm AT ALL.

Watching "Zero Dark Thirty" a second time I realized there is a moment when a colleague of Jessica Chastain orders her to "Stay calm" and she replies "I am calm!" but hollers it in such a way as to betray the fact that she is not calm AT ALL.

In other words, it is quite clear the potential Oscar winner for Best Actress totally ripped me off.

You're welcome, Chastain.


Andrew K. said...

Mark Boal: "Calm down, Nick. No one ripped anyone off."

Nick: "No, YOU calm down! Where's MY Oscar nomination?"

Daryl said...

Here you go, Nick.


You're super welcome.

Nick Prigge said...

Andrew: You make a good point. I don't know that I want Boal on my bad side.

Nick: Uh, Daryl? I thought we were pretending none of that existed?

Daryl said...

Hey, you're the one who brought it up. I thought you would enjoy your fellow cinemaniacs (that's what you call yourselves, right?) seeing proof of the Nick acting genius.

Nick Prigge said...

I brought it up as "the movie that shall remain nameless."

Andrew K. said...

Truthfully I understand your ire. I've been telling people "Calm down, crazy!" long since Jennifer Lawrence got her SAG card. And no one has told me I'm an up and coming ingenue. It hurts.

Nick Prigge said...

Hmmmmmmm. So you and I have both influenced the two front-runners for Best Actress. I think this means we need to star in our own Buddy Cop movie.