Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Joaquin Phoenix

Yep that is Edward James Olmos talking to Joaquin Phoenix (narrating) in the trailer to I'm Still Here.

Transcript of what EJO says:

That's you, drops of water. And you're on top of the mountain of success. But one day you start sliding down the mountain and you think wait a minute, "I'm a mountain top water drop, I don't belong in this valley, this river, this little dark ocean with all these drops of water." Then one day it gets hot, and you slowly evaporate into air, way up higher than any mountain top. All the way to the heavens. Then you understand that it was at your lowest that you were closest to God. Life's a journey that goes round and round and the end is closest to the beginning. So if it's change you need, relish the journey.



Anonymous said...

That is strange.

I don't mind if he wants to experiment and he must have had a tough time with his brother's suicide, but his behavior on Letterman was terrible. As Roger Ebert remarked at the time, he was there to campaign for the film he did with Gwenyth Paltrow, called "Two Lovers", and he failed that film with his difficult attitude. I remember assuming it must be some garbage if he cared so little and didn't see it in the cinema. A year or so later, I remembered Ebert's praise, rented it, and fully enjoyed it; it's the best thing I'VE seen him in -- a dark and morally ambiguous, yet realistic film.

I should regret what he did by hurting that film's chances of success.

Logan Gawain said...

Yes, but perhaps with advice from EJO, he'll be fine...

Anonymous said...

Olmos has such prestige and admirable passion that he can make anything sound cool. To be honest, it's a fairly cheery and nice way of looking at life, but mixed in with Phoenix's odd and self-consciously artsy appearance, it's kinda hilarious now that you mention it.

It reminds me of "Life with Busey". Have you ever seen it? It's the only reality TV show I've ever loved; an annoying friend told me it was fake, but I choose to believe the lie. Busey says a lot of the same stuff.

The fun begins around 1:20