Thursday, December 02, 2004

The Zen of Henry.

"Every genre will get a fair shake on my show...I love big blow-'em-up films. Yet I want to say to young people, 'Sure, go watch all your action films, get yer ya-yas out. But leave time for 'Cool Hand Luke' and 'The Godfather.' If it's junk into your mind, then it's junk out. [Ed. note: Here's the payoff, y'all. Henry's goin' deep.] If all kids do is watch 'Dumb and Dumber,' then they, too, will be dumb and dumber.'"

--Henry Rollins rhapsodizing to the New York Daily News about his new IFC show. The pilot episode will feature a conversation betwixt Rollins and his mailman, Raoul, about the similarities between Zwick's The Last Samurai and Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. Um, yeah. Should be insightful and lively. And why is he discussing these things with Raoul? Sez the Rollins: "Hollywood wants guys like Raoul to shut up and consume, so they can feed him another turgid, overdone, CGI-filled piece of junk. But I want to hear Raoul's thoughts." This coming from a guy who was featured in Bad Boys II. Rawk.


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