Monday, May 22, 2006

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"I like to disappoint! My dad said to me once that the job of an artist, or anybody really, is to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. So sometimes my excuse if it's bad is that I am disturbing the comfortable."
Jake Gyllenhaal, just one big old disappointment.

How postmodern of you! How ironic! I hope you don't apply this 'disturbing the comfortable' sentiment to every aspect of your life, Jake, like your bed or your shoes.

43 comments:

Bruinsmama said...

WEll he did just that for me anyways by making Bubble Boy!
Good job, kiddo!

Katie of Sweden said...

But it's SO true.. It's important not to be perfect. Artists who succeed only, are soon to be out of the race. An artist can't depend on their "success rate". As long as Jake is still in the business, I'm happy. It's always risky business to try things that haven't been done before (the typical Jake/Maggie G choice of movies), but that will last in the long run. Keep it up Jake! And Maggie...

Prophecy Girl said...

God, he's so deep.

Nothing Really Matters said...

Its good to mix things up and try something new! Some peeps in Hollwood are scraced to try something different, not this guy!

Anonymous said...

Gyllenpapa is paraphrasing Finley Peter Dunne, and changing one of the verbs: "The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."

Leah said...

yeah, and i think its better to do a really good low budget movie than some blockbuster that everyone forgets when the next shit comes along. Both Jake and Maggie are so young and have few of the best movies ever behind them... anyone thinks they should do another movie 2gether like in donnie darko?

claire said...

doesn't he talk some utter bollocks sometimes?

Anna said...

LOL! He talks A LOT, and it's only natural that some of the things he says are less meaningful... ;)

Dangerous Woman said...

What really matters: the quality of the movies not the quantity ...

Keep going.

Anonymous said...

I think one of the sweetest and most endearing things about Jake is his ability to occasionally spout complete and utter piffle. It reminds me that he's human.

welcome to the suck said...

"anyone thinks they should do another movie 2gether like in donnie darko?"

Absolutely they should do another movie together and play brother and sister...it would be great

gin said...

Well, I'm disturbed and I find him comforting...so, you go Jake!! You just keep on keepin' on!! ;)

Nothing Really Matters said...

They should definitely do another movie together it would be really good.

miffed67 said...

anyone thinks they should do another movie 2gether like in donnie darko?

Oh yeah! I'd love to see them in another movie together!

squallcloud said...

gin made me smile. Also, I'm going to find a use for the phrase "utter piffle" at my first opportunity. Sounds just so ... so British. Thanks Anon 12:35

claire said...

haha, believe me, we don't go round saying piffle! Well the queen might but she's just common!

Bakar said...

Go ahead, call me disturbed, but the thought of artists (being a young aspiring writer myself) being allowed to go beyond convensional thought and reason comforts me greatly! Being allowed to disappoint others, grants - at the same time - the oppertunity to impress. And let's face it; most artists - including writers, actors, painters whatever - are not often "comfortable" and rarely close to being normal. And when operating under the inevitable condition of being human (and an artist whatever that implies) - or generally when thinking and creating in the realm of abstractness - disappointment can be the very goal, the intention, and can - in my opinion - be a positive and constructive response.

miffed67 said...

And let's face it; most artists - including writers, actors, painters whatever - are not often "comfortable" and rarely close to being normal.

What constitutes "normal" anyway? And who gets to decide?

Nobody's asking him to be anything other than completely human, with all the frailties that encompasses. I, personally, think that is the greatest accomplishment one can aspire to.

And yes, I have a certification in Pompous Ass, thankyouverymuch!

britpopbaby said...

I say piffle and ruddy and, of course, bollocks!

Anonymous said...

I don't know about you guys, but I think is Mama (and Dad of course) raised him right! A lot of the things he says and his beliefs are just so true, in my opinion anyway. ;-)

squallcloud said...

I say bulloks too! Great cause it aint a cuss over here and I can say it in front of my class!

tankergirl said...

Jake never disappoints. I don't even know what he's talking about here. Maybe this philosophy helps him take risks, but I have yet to be disappointed.
I do love to hear him run on though.
;)

Anonymous said...

Ahh, well that explains Highway.

gin said...

Hmm. I liked Highway. That movie had so many drugs in it I felt high by the end. ;) There are movies he's been in that I haven't seen yet, like Proof and Lovely & Amazing, but the only movie I WON'T see is Bubble Boy. But that's not Jake's fault. :D
I wouldn't see that whoever was in it.
I do love it so when Jakey rambles. It's beyond cute. Sometimes he talks in circles and those are some of my favorite things to read. :)

Bruinsmama said...

I LOVE Highway but I loathe BubbleBoy.

cina said...

He's such a wise head on young shoulders. *sighs*

claire said...

~GASP~

gin, you MUST watch Bubble Boy - its so funny, well my kind of humour but he's so sweet in it. You're missing out on a great acting performance and if you want to know your true love in life, you must see him warts and all!

Leah said...

I havent seen Bubble Boy, Proof , Highway and Lovely and amazing... Which of those is the best movie? And where is he the hottest :-)
Actually, i didnt even know about H, L&A and BB before I started "checking him out"... Anyway ppl say bubble boy is dumb, but then again i could watch a movie called "2 h observing Jake sleeping" so...

Anonymous said...

No problem squallcloud - I think 'piffle' is a great word, as is 'bollocks'. 'Drat' and 'poppycock' are also pretty good, but not as good as the others. Love from Anon 12.35

kokodee said...

How can you not love jimmy livingston the bubble boy???

It really isn't as dumb as peeps make out! Ok scratch that; it is, but jake is so charming and so likeable in the lead, seriously your gyllenviewing is not complete without BB. Give it a try, I enjoyed it even more than highway!

Lovely and amazing ain't all that bad either, he and catherine keener are very sweet together and i love when he gets her arrested for 'raping' him.

Leah said...

OK, Ill watch bubble boy, there must be sth about that movie since ppl either love it or hate it:-)
and jake is kinda a good enough reason ... i just hope Ill be able to find the movie, cause i asked 4 lovely and amazing and they didnt have it.
Btw-I love this blog and all you people, you make me feel less weird about my obsession (Im 19. and should have totally outgrown that phaze-but even when i was younger i ve never felt this way about anyone:-)) what jake does to people...

Anonymous said...

WOW, gin and I might just be the same person.

tankergirl said...

OMG!! Bubble Boy is so funny! You can't be a Jake fan & miss this movie! Seriously.
Lovely & Amazing isn't for everyone, but it's worth it for Jake's part. He looks REALLY TALL and so HOT. Knee knocking cute. Don't miss out.

cina said...

Leah - You just HAVE to watch Proof too. Not that it's a very good movie, I find it kinda boring every time Jake is not in a scene, but OMG THE HOTNESS!!! I promise you Leah, Jake will literally have you gasping for air with they way he looks in this movie. He's an absolute dream in it!

cina said...

^^ You see?!? I get so worked up just writing about how hot he is in Proof, I can't even get it right... "...with THE way he looks in this movie" was what I was trying to say....

I'll try to get a grip now.

miffed67 said...

Im 19. and should have totally outgrown that phaze-but even when i was younger i ve never felt this way about anyone:-))

Oh honey! I'm 39 and I haven't gotten over it...and I don't wanna!

Leah - You just HAVE to watch Proof too. Not that it's a very good movie, I find it kinda boring every time Jake is not in a scene, but OMG THE HOTNESS!!!

OMG, you SO got that right! Proof isn't one of my favorites, either...but DAMN is he hot in it!

gin said...

Please, I'm 27 and I'm SO not over it, lol. I figure I'm not too old for him, yet, so I hafta keep dreaming. ;) OK, well maybe I'll give Bubble Boy a shot...and I definitely have to see Lovely & Amazing. I'd happily get arrested for Jake. :)

Leah said...

Thanx ppl, u make me feel better:-)
Now I cant wait to see all these movies- I really wanted to see Proof, he is like a matematician there or what? I study biology and I like these clever, scientific types, specially if they look like that...omg, i SO have to see that movie... Btw, i think the real jake is really clever as well... anyone knows what hes been studying? isnt he just a perfection -lets kidnap him or just someone get his DNA sampls so we can make jake clones... ok, im taking it bit 2 far, i know.But wouldnt world be a better place?
:-)

cina said...

Well, he's not much of a mathematician from what I've heard! He studied Eastern Religion at Columbia University in NY for 2 years. That's about all i know.

Anonymous said...

Two semesters, or two years?

miffed67 said...

^^ Two years, he attended Columbia and majored in Eastern Religion. I think he did it to get Gyllendaddy off his back!

britpopbaby said...

^ You think? I wondered why he didn't stick it out. I reckoned cos Hollywood was beckoning...

miffed67 said...

^^ Yeah, that's what I think, too, britpop. Acting bug bit him!