A mashup of Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” and Cassius Marcellus Coolidge “Dog’s Playing Poker”. Initially started out with some kind of play on Where the Wild Things Are like Where the Mild Things Are, potentially just showing the characters wearing suits in a portrait.
A testament to wildness, even in the midst adulthood and attempting to function in a well-adjusted manner in society.
“And it dawned on me that I might have to change my inner thought patterns…that I would have to start believing in possibilities that I wouldn’t have allowed before, that I had been closing my creativity down to a very narrow, controllable scale…that things had become too familiar and I might have to disorient myself.” // Bob Dylan
I know I’m not the only one to find inspiration from the _nitch account. Go ahead and give them follow. Especially liked this Bob Dylan quote this evening and made a thing.
There are so many classic lines from The Disaster Artist to choose from. The main consideration I put into what line to use for these pieces is how quotable they are. I opted for “Nobody respect my vision”. It turns out nicely that it conveys the theme from the film so well. A man who pursues his dreams in the face of adversity and ridicule eventually receives acclaim… Not for being a visionary or performer, but because The Room is considered the “Best Worst Movie Ever Made”.
There are many times in work when I feel misunderstood that I say this line tongue in cheek. Sometimes we can take ourselves too seriously, and its helpful to remember the large gap that can often occur between intention and execution.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a bit of a staple in my house. There’s this particular line in the movie… Walter had received a Stretch Armstrong toy for his birthday and has been carrying it around with his brief case. His new boss (portrayed by Adam Scott in as insulting and rude a manner as possible) begins to pick on him for it, and as Walter starts to zone out and imagine an escalating conflict the boss says, “Give me the toy man, now! This is a place of business, not a place of jelly-man toys!” A fight breaks out, they break through a skyscraper, and a hilarious action fight scene unfolds.
Sometimes when we talk about professionalism in the studio, I like to say this.
This weekend my dad and brothers went on our annual father/son retreat. We usually screen a film in the evenings on these outings. This time, when Evan and I heard the other fellas hadn’t seen Steven Soderbergh and Rebecca Blunt’s“Logan Lucky”, we knew we’d had a winner. While there are a number of endearing scenes of dialogue in the film, nothing beats the way Adam Driver says, “Cauliflower”. And so, in honor of the inciting incident in Logan Lucky, the following “Did you say Cauliflower to me?” tribute was born:
I think we’ll be ordering t-shirts. Let me know if you want one.
This was one of my most popular posts from 2019, so I did make the t-shirts and sold about a dozen of them. You can find them here