Weekend at the Box Office
Updated: Nov 29, 2018
DUH launches on Tuesday (!) and life is going to get CRAY after that, so I took the weekend to relax and watch some of my favorite classic films: Forrest Gump, Se7en, and Pretty Woman. I love the scene in Pretty Woman where Richard Gere snaps the jewelry box on Julia Roberts' fingers! HA! FUN FACT: That scene was just supposed to be a prank on Julia. They weren't really planning to keep it in the film. But it worked and they kept it in because of her awesome reaction. I thought the box did great work in the scene too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pQRfqrZRPk Forrest Gump is still an awesome movie. There's this one scene where he says "Life is like a box of chocolates" (again, underappreciated work by the chocolate box in the scene, IMO, excellent box sounds). FUN FACT: While everybody remembers it as "My momma always said life IS like a box of chocolates," in the film it's actually "My momma always said life WAS like a box a chocolates." People are going nuts about this and think it's a tear in the fabric of our reality or something. But what happened was there was a "Making of" documentary, and in that version they used a different clip (that never made it to the final cut) where he says "is" and not "was." So calm down people, we're all still living in the same multiverse here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C89u535IMbk I saved Se7en for last because holy Morgan Freeman, what an ending! What was in the box? Was it really Gwyneth Paltrow's head?! Only the box and the head in it really know. It's an iconic scene, but it is Rated R, so I can't share much of it here because of all the cursing and suggested decapitated heads and Kevin Spacey. But here's the best two seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue1-lnHVkpQ Anyway, weekend of fun is over. I'll check out the box scores of today's football games and then back to work. I'm sure I'll post on Launch Tuesday. Almost go time!