Monday, August 14, 2006

HAND ME MY DEERSTALKER, WATSON OLD BOY!

Some detective work needs a doin'.
When I first saw the picture I naturally thought, "Awwwww, Jake with a baby! Ah, that's exactly what he'll look like when he cradles our children, only hopefully without the spider face, mad hair, football manager sheepskin coat circa 1974 and bonnet".

But...hang on...why the spider face? Is that even Jake? Hang on, I've had a thought...

PAUSE

It's okay. I figured it out. It's from the lesser spotted Highway. Remember when Jake was all cute, stoned and indie? Oh, what a different tale it could have been young Gyllenhaal. Dude, where's my Ennis Del Mar? Oh yes, very different indeed.

So, yeah. Jake with a baby. You may squee now.

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved that movie for some reason. I wish there could've been some special features on it, mainly a commentary because there is a lot of debate over whether or not Pilot was bi (or gay and closeted) and in love with Jared's character. I definitely think they left it open for that direction of thinking esp. when Pilot's questioning himself when they're at the restaurant.

JoyceDavenport said...

I haven't seen Highway or Bubble Boy yet...bad Agent Davenport. However I think I manage to order both at knock down prices yesterday. I say 'I think' because it was in some automated kiosk thingy at a place called Moviebank where you can rent and return DVD'S 24 hours a day 'cause it's all done by card and robot. Anyway I searched for both movies and was amazed when they came up. We'll see if they actually arrive.

I read somewhere recently that Jared Leto had put on fifty pounds to play a role. The commentator said that if Jake were ever to do the same it would be like 'scribbling on the Mona Lisa'-The spider look kinda strikes me the same way. Jake with a baby is definitely squee worthy tho'.

britpopbaby said...

I've not seen Highway yet either but who wouldn't be in love with Jared Leto and that haircut?

Simon Agent 002 said...

I didn't see Highway.
So anyone? what's with the spider?

Anonymous said...

Highway sucks! I hate to say a Jake movie sucked, but in my opinion, it did. The only thing that kept me from tearing it out of the dvd player was cute Jake. I wish I had the hour and a half back from that movie. Why Jake, why did you make this movie?

Anonymous said...

He was tripping on LSD and some chick he hitched a ride with painted it on his cheek.

Anonymous said...

@ first anon 3.05

because it is a fucking great movie!!

i love it and could watch it over and over! jared and jake in one movie is too good to be true..besides they have the best haiscuts ever!

JoyceDavenport said...

Hey Britpop I'll lend you it when I'm finished-if it turns up. I have to say I'm not one for weatching movies over and over- except for a couple of Jakes. I haven't even got BBM on DVD yet 'cause I don't know if I can handle being all sad again.

Simon Agent 002 said...

Thanks,@3:05 AM

Oh Joyce,
you might want to watch Bubble Boy a few times because it's that fun.

JoyceDavenport said...

Oh and by the way Britpop I don't think the lady in the San Pellegrino pic counts as 'unauthorised female'. But I do think she counts as 'innocent passer by'?

dangerous woman said...

I LOVE Highway.
It's a GREAT movie.
Pilot Kelson's character is so ... ambiguous, unconventional.

The Bearded Lady said...

What are you folks saying? that an older woman cannot be a authorised female'
Well, maybe our charms might escape you but, believe me a few fall captive to them.

The no water situtation is entering day 2...and counting please say water prayers!

Anna said...

I think what's most significant about both Bubble Boy and Highway (I liked Highway, looooved Bubble Boy) is that Jake is doing a great, great job in both movies. His characters always have that extra dimension, and sometimes that's all it takes to give the movie meaning.

On the surface, both movies seem to be of the "light kind", but they are both very much worth watching - IMHO, of course.

JoyceDavenport said...

TBL- sorry if I offended you- it was not my intention to say that an older woman could not be an unathorised female- it just didn't look like she was trying to move in on him despite what Britpop's fevered imagination cooked up-definitely more an 'innocent passer by vibe'.

Doe no one in the place you live have any kind of responsibility for supplying water to the inhabitants? It's kind of a basic necessity. Visualising rainclouds gathering over TBL as we speak.

LisaSmile said...

I had mixed feelings watching Highway. It's not Jake's best movie ever, that's for sure, but I liked the way the feel of the early nineties (and the death of Kurt Cobain) was captured in it. Jake pulled off stoned-out-his-skull and bisexually-confused really well, I must say.

The spider was a little disturbing at first, but I guess that was the point. The "Hey great arachnid, dude" could well be the classiest line in the whole film.

Sure, watch it - it's okay enough. And Jake's young and cute as pie. Plus, I'd like for him to give *me* that look when he receives that blowjob.

Right.

Anonymous said...

Aww so sweet. Jake really seems to like children.

Anonymous said...

Jake is amazing in Highway.Different people like different things.But i love it.Deffo slash material as well.Pilot and Jack did love each other,no doubt.Anyway,won't say anymore,so as not to spoil it for others who have yet to watch it.

The Bearded Lady said...

This is a private well,not a public water system.

No you didn't offend me,for reasons you know all too well! ;)
I just felt as a old lady it was my duty to spring to our defense!
But I do agree "unauthorized female" should have an element of potential love interest.

PS Well repair people are comming today!...TBL will bathe again! praise the lord! lol

Kendra said...

"Highway" is a 90's indie road-movie with plenty of crazy camera angles, drugs-fueled dialogues and amoral characters who need each other and while it's an evident flawed film (often monotonous and stereotypical)I enjoy watching this bizarre threesome (add a dangerous Selma Blair to the duo Jared & Jake),no doubt.

britpopbaby said...

kendra, you really shouldn't use the word threesome. It puts naughty things in my head - involving Jake, Selma and Jared.

Kendra said...

I'm actually more fond of duos - although I'd skip the Jared one by far-, two involved is more of a personal connection, but to each one his/her own.

JoyceDavenport said...

Kendra I would absolutely not be taking the blame for Britpops fevered imagination. Doesn't take much does it? Between Jake and Jared and Selma and Colin Firth and Keira Knightly and ginger wine.

It's Anneka I feel for- she actually goes out in public with her. God knows what she has to put up with after a couple of half pints of shandy.

The Bearded Lady said...

Joyce,
I sent you mail at the JW board ;)

cina said...

Either that picture is from a cut out scene, or it's a behind the scenes-picture, because there is no scene in Highway where he's holding a baby.

It's incredibly cute though!!!

cina said...

And that baby isn't even aware of how damn lucky she is! LOL

JoyceDavenport said...

Hey TBL- only message I have was from someone else- you don't mean?
You can't be one and the same!

The Bearded Lady said...

Must be a mailing error! Ugh I hate when that happens! (shakes head)

britpopbaby said...

It's probably a behind-the-scenes thing but god knows how the baby has come into the equation!

Anonymous said...

Well, haven't heard of any paternity suits involving Jake ...

Seaweed said...

About a year ago I caught 'Highway' for first time on TV and was really taken with Jake's character. Something in the story put me in mind of "My own Private Idaho".... none the less, that's how I began my discovery of Jake, and became aware of his efforts on the movie Brokeback Mountain.

As I've said before, life has changed for me in a big way since that time. I'll eventually add a copy of 'Highway' to my DVD collection.

And Jake with kids is just too irrisistable!

Katie of Sweden said...

HIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHWAY!!!!!!!! One of my absolut favourite movies!!!!! Much better thatn Donnie Darko IMO!!!!! You who haven't seen HIGHWAY, you GOT to see it NOW!!!! Especially if you are 30-something cause there is the grunge period (1990-1995) portrayed in the film which is SO FUN if you were young at that age. I LOVE Jake in it (OMG, that is a Jake crush movie indeed) and i LOVE Leto in it too. And the guy from Scrubs who plays such a FUN part in it (pusher, he sells anything to get high on). OMFG, that movie is SOOOOOO GOOD

Katie of Sweden said...

I've said it before but I'll say it again. If you're Swedish/NOrw/Dan/Fin and want SF (Swedish Film industry, the distributor of Highway in Sweden) to make HIGHWAY as a sell-DVD and not onloy rent-DVD as it is at the moment, please do not hesitate to email this responsible guy at SF and try tp persuade him! tore.skarelid@sf.se

gin said...

Highway is of my favorite Jake movies!! I thought it was awesome. I loooooove it. :)
And the sight of Jake holding a baby? I think I've said before...just the notion of Jake as uncle/dad/baby-holder makes me ovulate. It's quite a phenomenon.

JoyceDavenport said...

He must be giving out some good vibes 'cause the little one doesn't semm at all upset by the spider.

J said...

I'm arachnophobic and I ain't pleased about this :(

I've never found Highway to rent here, which is probably for the best - a spider-faced Jake will only combine my innermost fears and lusts, and throw me into utter confusion!

Simon Agent 002 said...

I'm not arachnophobic, but I could develop such a phobia, if he stays in this condition for most of the film.

Muffin said...

I LOVE Jake in this movie! Absolutely adore his performance as Pilot. I'm not as convinced as othes of the bi angle as I think that the character was more asexual.

I would 100% recommend any Jake fan to watch this movie purely for his performance.

The Sarsgaals said...

Beep!Perfect score! Gold star!! All we can say is WHOA in reference to that picture (followed by some squeeing.). Thank you, thank you. And Highway is one of The Sarsgaals' favorite movies. All hail the god of fuck. Can we say that? LOL

SquallCloud said...

Yaaay! Do we have bingo now???

And brit, don't think this makes up for a lack of a Sunday Project because it doesn't *petulant stare* I had my safety scissors, glitter, and glue sticks all in a row waiting for your instructions that never came. Humph!

SquallCloud said...

Jake and Jarad had nice chemistry and it was nice seeing Jakey all young and stoned and indie but that movie was ... ummm crap.

britpopbaby said...

And brit, don't think this makes up for a lack of a Sunday Project because it doesn't *petulant stare* I had my safety scissors, glitter, and glue sticks all in a row waiting for your instructions that never came. Humph!

Oh dear god, I've angered the squall! To make up for it next Sunday's project is BBM-related. See, I'm planning it already, it has to be good.

msdonniedarko said...

hahah when i first glanced at that pic i thought it was a woman!!! oh no i feel so bad

Diana Rigg said...

He's changing cars?
He's not worried about our bingo card being completed is he?
Brit, there's always Photoshop if it begins to look hopeless.

SquallCloud said...

Oh dear god, I've angered the squall! To make up for it next Sunday's project is BBM-related. See, I'm planning it already, it has to be good.

That's better dear. Yes photoshop will get us bingo soon enough. Just photoshop Frank in the passenger seat with a baby on Jake's lap Britney Spears style and Paris Hilton's attacking kinkachoo sitting on the dashboard looking fierce.

The Bearded Lady said...

"I feared bingo could get ugly."

Anonymous said...

I'm not as convinced as othes of the bi angle as I think that the character was more asexual.

I know I've heard someone say that before. I guess I don't really see it that way because he's so seemingly in love and infatuated by Jared's character. He seems very curious about Jared's character's sex life and in wanting to be the main person in his life (to the extent that he gets cutely jealous of Selma's character). I don't know but I could definitely see the character as bi (or even gay) and in love with his best friend who is unfortunately straight.

kokodee said...

Jake and Baby
Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

Muffin said...

I could take that view too anon 11.55 if Pilot hadn't picked Seattle as a place to hide out in cos Amy Carnes was there and he thought he was in love with her was there and then at the end headed back to LV to be with Lucy cos he missed her.

I think his sexual confusion was more to do with a lack of sex drive due to the drugs. I also think that he did truly love Jack and Jack loved him too but that it was a platonic love. Two guys or two girls can love each other without sex being involved.

Muffin said...

Muffin really shouldn't try to write anything after being robbed in her own home......freaking plumbers!!!!!

SquallCloud said...

I think his sexual confusion was more to do with a lack of sex drive due to the drugs. I also think that he did truly love Jack and Jack loved him too but that it was a platonic love.

That's a valid theory, but I think there might have been some slight romantic feelings for Jack all the same.

Two guys or two girls can love each other without sex being involved.

That goes without saying.

Kendra said...

Much better thatn Donnie Darko IMO!!!!! Are you ok?

dani said...

Highway is an "interesting" film. Not exactly my favorite although I have seen in several times as my duty to love everything about Jake. I personally think his performance was better than Jared Leto's, but the two were very compatible. I think Pilot may have had a crush on Jack only because Pilot admired him so much since they were little boys- hence the feelings of jealousy towards Selma Blair's character because he feared she would come between them. Jake was funny, touching and even had moments of real greatness - signs of the actor he has become.

SquallCloud said...

Donnie Dark was incomprehensible and the writer/director either did not have or could not communitcate his vision clearly and cleverly.

The performances and the coolness of what he was trying to do saved the film. Highway had a pretty straight forward plot but it tried to do different "indie" things that lookiing back were kinda cheesy. I can see how one would like it over DD eventhough DD is the holiest of Jake's performances.

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Anonymous said...

Well I know that two guys can love each other without sex being involved muffin but the thing about being gay and being in denial is that you would tend to go after girls to convince yourself otherwise which would make sense with Amy Carnes (esp. since he convinced himself she was someone she wasn't). And then seeing that his best friend was happy with Selma's character, he knew that the best thing was to leave them be together so that was more his reasoning to go home. Of course there's also the possibility of not being gay but rather bisexual which would mean he could feel that way about his best friend while also feeling that way about the girls in his life. It's just his interactions with Jack's character felt less platonic to me and more about a questioning crush on him (not a straight man crush but a hmm, do I love him in that way crush). Like the night after Jack slept with Selma's character. Pilot seemed very jealous to me and not in the damn you had sex which I wish I could do too with a girl way but rather a you had sex with someone besides me way. JMO.

Anonymous said...

Highway = best $7 I ever spent! Jake and Jared in the same movie was like a dream come true for me, because they are two of my favorite actors and obviously, they are two very beautiful men. It's not the best movie ever or anything like that, but I got a few laughs out of it and being able to stare at Jake and Jared for 90 minutes was definitely worthwhile, plus you get to see a shirtless Jared, which is better than nothing, but sadly our Jake remained clothed...still I suggest those of you who haven't seen it to obtain and watch it...you won't be disappointed.