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January 12, 2005 |
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Hi! I heard a rumor, that has faded to the point of perhaps even urban legend that only I know...
anyway...that y'all were in the process of making a movie of the show. Not a recording of an actual show, but more along the lines of the old Muppet show...where you see the back story of the characters...of Guy Noir, Dusty and Lefty...and so on.
Hope you have a wonderful new year and keep up the fantastic work.
Dear J., These rumors are wonderful and I wish I'd hear more of them. I even heard that Michelle Pfeiffer was going to be in that movie which is the sort of rumor that makes a man vow to lose thirty pounds and do something different with his hair. A movie about a radio show: what a terrific idea. The only question in my mind is: who's going to play me? I'm for George Clooney but the rumor is that Al Pacino is up for the role, a terrible idea. Al Pacino is a great actor, don't get me wrong, but he does more facial expressions in two minutes than I do in a whole week. Ditto Dennis Quaid. And Jeremy Irons. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Acting midwestern is no walk in the park. I saw Johnny Depp in the biopic of J.M. Barrie and thought he was flat and wooden enough to be me. I'm also thinking Gerard Depardieu.