Watched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang again last night and fell in love with not only RDJ more, but the movie itself more. It's so incredibly well done. The format of it is so different from most movies that it was a like a breath of fresh air yesterday, as I watched 4 movies in a row with my friends. (Public Enemies which was meh, Iron Man which I enjoy everytime but mostly for RDJ and not for much story/script, KKBB, then The Surrogates which was a wonderful idea that was poorly poorly executed.) KKBB definitely was the one that everyone enjoyed most and they all agreed that it was the best one of the evening. That made me feel good, as it was only my insistence that made them watch it.
Further, in robertdowney_jr
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was RDJ starring in an Elton John music video. I am a fan of Elton and his music anyway, so this was like two of my worlds colliding. It's from 2001 and the whole piece, music, lyrics, and acting, just make me feel so bittersweet. (Plus the costuming not only makes him incredibly sexy, but the T-shirt adds to the vulnerability of the character in this giant open space so well.) I loved every aspect of it so much that I'm reposting it.Rankin:
Why did you want Robert Downey Jr. for the "I Want Love" video?John:
I wanted to do a video that was mature. And [director] Sam Taylor-Wood said, "I've got an idea of just doing it very simply, one person, not you, lip-syncing to the song. An actor, maybe." I came up with the idea of Robert. I thought, "God, the lyrics are very close to home. I wonder if he'll do it?" He was very interested. It all came together in five or six days. We sent him the album, and he said, "Yes." I'm thrilled with it. I don't necessarily think an artist has to be in a video. On the other singles that we do videos for, I'm going to ask people that don't normally make videos to interpret the songs, whether they use me or not. This one worked perfect, because I was able to stay in France on holiday while Robert was doing it. I love the fact that it is a one-shot video. He did 16 takes. They used the very last take because he was completely relaxed by then. ... It's so pertinent to what he's going through, and the way he underplays it is fantastic.
Finally, in other news, Neil Patrick Harris was voted Gay Man of the Decade by fans at www.afterelton.com
If you haven't heard of the battle, you clearly haven't been Twitter!stalking celebrities like I have. This thing went huge through twitter and I think it was fantastic. Only Kevin Smith brought the camaraderie down to the point of being negative, and NPH handled that so graciously that it made me love him as a person more. (And start to think of Kevin Smith as more of an asshat) But really, go to the link and read the site. It's crazy the power of twitter.
And sorry for not cutting, but all these things are important to me to spread to you. So lookit them!