Whirr2006-06-19
Excellent!

Katya and I tried to watch The Party the other night, but could not do so. It's the movie in which Peter Sellers plays a fantastically awkward Indian actor in the 1960's. I, at least, found many of the gags hillarious, but every one of them was preceeded by five or ten minutes of very slow set up. In some cases this probably made them more funny--in most cases not. I also found the character to be horrifically igry.

So instead we watched Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, which I hadn't seen since 1988.

First of all, it turns out the Keanu Reeves' co-star, Alex Winter, didn't drop off the face of the earth, as I had thought. While not as high-profile as Keanu, he went to film school, co-wrote and directed a movie, and "currently divides his time between New York and London, where he directs television commercials and music videos.". So good for him.

Secondly, I wanted to point out how awesome IMDB is:

Goofs for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

  • Factual errors: There is a heinous number of most egregious factual errors in the depiction of the famous historical dudes, their lives, their works, their time periods and the state of their hearing.

Finally, there is indeed Bill and Ted fanfic (presumably including much slash, although I didn't look. It's one thing to write long blog posts about Keanu Reeves while at work, it's quite another to read homoeroticism about him).

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