Jill and For Your Consideration

Post Script to yesterday’s post. I had a marvelous time talking to Jill for well over four hours during and after working on ProCPR. That truly was a great conversation. Not only was it full of substance, but it felt like we both really learned something from it, and there was growth there as we spoke and she decidedly told me that CSI is the best show ever. I’ve never seen CSI, but I have seen The X-Files. Don’t know what that means, but I’m sure it’s cool.

Oh and before I forget, as in the last post, be funny or don’t be funny, but funny is cooler.

And last but not least on my radar to inform you of something really quite cool. Christopher Guest is the man behind such mockumentaries as Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, and my favorite: A Mighty Wind. Well, I’ve just read about the next one, and I’m excited to see how it works. Pat has a big idea for one that would be hilarious to do.. maybe one day.

Here’s what they’re doing next:

Instead Ricky Gervais will… get this for coolness… be taking a role alongside ‘The Christopher Guest Players’ in Guest’s upcoming film For Your Consideration. How brilliant? The man who took the mockumentary made famous by Guest and co and ran with it to new heights of success is starring in what is said to be the master of the sub-genre’s last ‘mockumentary’ feature.

Details of the project are said to be closely guarded but rumour has it, it will involve a documentary crew following an actor and his “entourage” from the point of completing a movie right up to his campaigning to win an Academy Award for said role, despite the fact that it wasn’t a worthy performance.(FilmRot.com)

The X-Files – Episode 3×11 Revelations

SCULLY: Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been six years
since my last confession, and since then I’ve drifted away from the
church. I’m not sure why exactly.

PRIEST: Have you come to confess?

SCULLY: No, um, there’s a man that I work with – a friend – and
usually I’m able to discuss these things with him … but not this.
Father, do you believe in miracles?

PRIEST: Of course, I see them every day … the rising sun,
the birth of a child …

SCULLY: No, I’m talking about events that defy explanation. Things
that … I believe helped me to save a young boy’s life. But now I
wonder if I saw them at all. If I didn’t just imagine them.

PRIEST: Why do you doubt yourself?

SCULLY: Because my partner didn’t see them. He didn’t … he didn’t
believe them. And usually he … he believes without question.

PRIEST: Maybe they weren’t meant for him to see.
Maybe they were only meant for you.

SCULLY: Is that possible?

PRIEST: With the Lord, anything is possible. Perhaps you saw
these things because you needed to.

SCULLY: To find my way back?

PRIEST: Sometimes we must come full circle to find the truth.
(Scully looks up at the priest) Why does that surprise you?

SCULLY: Mostly, it just makes me afraid.

PRIEST: Afraid?

SCULLY: Afraid that God is speaking … but that no one’s listening.