Monday, June 05, 2006

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"If you're trained to kill and you don't get to go and kill other people, then you end up trying to kill each other. That's the thing. When you leave 12 guys in the middle of the desert there, they're bound to do something odd."
Jake Gyllenhaal, it's cool to go crazy if you're in character.

Something odd? The mind boggles. Does it involve a keg of beer and a modified Santa hat? That wasn't originally part of the film, was it, Jake? Sam just walked in on you and Sarsy playing Truth or Dare, didn't he? Damn! He coulda waited 'til you got to naked Twister!

43 comments:

Nothing Really Matters said...

So Britpop you wouldn’t mind being stuck in the desert with Jake and a rifle in his hand then??

thesweetestone said...

who would? :-)

gummybug said...

I know I wouldn't. I'd just be real careful not to chip his tooth...

miffed67 said...

Yeah, chipping his tooth would piss him off. Much as I'd love to be stuck in the desert with Jake and a rifle...I don't think I wanna meet Pissed Off Jake.

Anyone around here own an island?

Nothing Really Matters said...

"Anyone around here own an island?"

Last time I checked no sorry! If I ever do you can have first dibs!

miffed67 said...

^^ Thanks, nrm! *plans fantasy vacation with Jake and a rifle (Dude! For shooting holes in the coconuts!)*

Nothing Really Matters said...

It would be nice to get away on am Island for a couple of weeks.

wtbgirl said...
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wtbgirl said...

As long he brings that Santa hat with him, it's all good. Actually he should bring a black cowboy hat too.

britpopbaby said...

I'd LOVE to meet pissed off Jake. As long as it wasn't my fault he was mad.

Anonymous said...

Maybe as some arab sheik? Like step into my tent....

squallcloud said...

If we're using the word rifle euphamistically, then yah I want him with his rifle in hand but I dont' want him to have an actual gun! I'd like buff Repeat after me!Jake I think... normal Jake would do nicely too.

miffed67 said...

I'd like buff Repeat after me!Jake I think... normal Jake would do nicely too.

SO watching Jarhead tonight! Yeah, buff "repeat after me!" Jake would be nice...but I'm not all that picky. I'll take any Jake I can get.

squallcloud said...

Oooo RepeatAfterMe!Jake can be shortened to RAM!Jake. Let's get ta rammin' ... (did I say that out loud?)

Anonymous said...

I see. Thanks, Jakey, it's much clearer now: If you prevent men from killing, when they really want to kill, when they have been trained to kill, then in their frustration, they blow off steam by dancing around naked with little felt Santa hats covering their private parts. Finally. Something that explains Chippendales and "The Full Monty" and a lot of other things.

Anonymous said...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vdFLvBQhQl8&search=jarhead%2012

guys, check this out-- pretty funny/insightful vid by some jarhead cast members... but i don't get it, are they madking fun of our jakey or the character swoff?

Anonymous said...

I like the Christmas spirt!

Anonymous said...

sprit

gin said...

I would loooove to meet pissed off Jake...probably even MORE if he was pissed at me...cuz then we could have pissed off sex. "Shut the fuck up and repeat after me!!" followed soon after by hot make up sex. "lil darlin'". Erm. Yeah. I'm a freak.

Bruinsmama said...

OOOOOH, Jarhead.
I am wearing the T shirt right now
WElcome to the SUCK!

Simon Cowell said...

Dear Britpopbaby, Im so sorry to hear that your feelings have been treated so callously. I'm certain he was forced under duress to pose for these Eva pics. and besides ...beautiful skin, designer red halter dress, bussoms that draw eyes like laser beams. What does she have really? I hope you didn't throw all your good crystal. It helps to have much cheaper glassware ready for such occasions perhaps wine stems? ....Well that said. I did just notice the badge you added. I'm so relieved that you choose a clothed pose! And I wanted to tell you I'm quite pleased with it! Yours, Simon Cowell

miffed67 said...

WElcome to the SUCK!

AND swallow!!!

Simon said...

I didn't see Jarhead yet....don't throw anything!

Anonymous said...

I believe the shoe size is 10 or was it 10.5??

mop said...

Erm. Yeah. I'm a freak.

Everyone here is a freak, gin. That's what makes it fun.

*rewinds RAM scene*

Smurfeyshmoo said...

As long he brings that Santa hat with him, it's all good. Actually he should bring a black cowboy hat too.

Agree with you 100%. But also, part of me says heck, don't bring anything! If the Santa hat happened to get lost, well...what can ya do?

Ivy said...

Yes, I'd be more than happy to meet buff, muscular, pissed off, repeat-after-me Jake. He brings a whole new dimension to the phrase "Drop and give me twenty".

Katie of Sweden said...

LOL You people are...hehe....

I haven't even seen jarhead yet but Have already seen that STFU scene in my fantasy like 10 times.. wonder if the real scene will be a disappointment? :o)

queenscroft said...

Personally I found Jarhead to be a huge dissapointment. The book was atronomically better.

maria said...

I guess it depends on what you expected from the movie. I read the book too, and yes, it covers much more than the film does.
But I did enjoy the movie too. Am I the only one who liked Jake's narration of the movie?
I saw it only once but I can still hear him citing the lines:

“The man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war, and afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory and he believes he’s finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands – love a woman, build a house, change his son’s diaper – his hands remember the rifle and the power the rifle proffered.”

I also loved the cinematograhpy - the way you could almost 'feel' the desert heat dripping from the screen and the soundtrack they put to it.

By the way, I think the movie did much better in Europe than in the U.S.

britpopbaby said...

God, did someone put something in the water? RAM, suck and swallow?

dalloway said...

*coughing* ... *coughing even more*..i'm ok now..it has to be smth in the water..or maybe i've just swallowed smth..*faints*

queenscroft said...

Yeah, the visuals in the film were brilliant. And the acting was stellar from all involved, it just didn't create a very strong narrative. I guess it didn't do well in the cinemas cause it was just too hard to sell - war movie without war in it. But the DVD is selling huge in Australia at the moment.

phoebe said...

I can't WAIT til it's released on DVD here! Want to see it right.now.

britpopbaby said...

Where are you, phoebe?

beskyddaren said...

OMG - I just noticed the new Simon Cowell tag on the front page!!! LMAO!

Anneka said...

Britpop, you had your tooth chipped by a big burly man armed with a mug once. Now you'll have a conversation starter when you meet Jake. If the restraining order ever gets lifted.

Katie of Sweden said...

@ beskyddaren
I know.... It's sooo fun :D

phoebe said...

Britpopbaby, I'm in Sweden. Jarhead is released on the 7th, so only 1 more day to go. Yay! It's been a long wait...

miffed67 said...

I saw the movie before I read the book, and I agree the book IS better. I LOVE that movie, tho. I'm a Gulf War vet, and this is the first movie that actually took me back there. Jake's narration was so evocative, and ITA maria, the cinematography was like watching a camera mounted on the front of a roller coaster. You could FEEL the sand, the heat, the oil dripping on you, the boredom. I was watching some of the deleted scenes last night, and I really wish they'd left more of them in, especially the ones involving Troy. I felt like you really didn't get a good sense of WHO Troy was, and why he was important based on the scenes that ARE in the movie. You do from reading the book, it's a shame they cut his part so much.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the new logo or banner or what d'ye call it. LOVE IT!

squallcloud said...

I think Jarhead probably got a boost in DVD sales due to BBM. Everyone wanted to see Jakey movies after they saw him in BBM. Including me! I liked Jarhead a lot. Because I'm not into war films or books I willfully passed it up in the theatres.

britpopbaby said...

Britpop, you had your tooth chipped by a big burly man armed with a mug once. Now you'll have a conversation starter when you meet Jake. If the restraining order ever gets lifted.

True. Although I was the one armed with the mug, he was just armed with stupidity and loud noises.