Repo Man!!! Was surprised to find this in my small hometown library tonight. I used to own the Criterion blu-ray years ago. Very trippy scifi(?) flick from mid 80s. Emilio Estevez is a wannabe punk learning the repo trade from grizzled Harry Dean Stanton. And it goes to some unexpected places.
Weird aside- I've always wondered if WWF got the inspiration for their "Repo Man" character from this movie? .
Happy birthday Frances Farmer! My never ending obsession with you knows no bounds, what a shame that you were always given melodramatic crap to work with. You were a really good actress and you could have been remembered if not for your overbearing mother and stuff. Hi welcome to Lady Roxy Revised where I take a look back at films I’ve seen before but I rewatch them to see if my opinion has changed! Since today is Miss Farmer’s Birthday, I decided to watch Frances. Last time we watched it I had this to say “I liked it.” And “The pacing is awful” So what did I think on the second viewing? Well, the pacing is still pretty awful. Like the movie is two and a half hours long but they still manage to spend two minutes on some very big events in her life. It’s just kinda bizarre. I also stated that “Jessica Lange blew me away.” I think I was just getting wrapped up in the hype. Most things I’ve heard about this movie is how great Lange’s performance is but I think it was a bit overdone in retrospect. I know she’s supposed to be having a mental breakdown but I started laughing in parts that I’m pretty sure were supposed to be dramatic. I mean she did a decent job and her performance has a lot of heart, but that doesn’t always make for Oscars.Also I mentioned that the editing was good, and it’s really just average. There was this one scene where she was driving and then there was a random cut to her in a pool and then just back to her in the car!!! It just made me really confused! Also this film has a lovely score, except they keep replaying it every ten minutes when something sad happens making me immune to the charm of the score! It’s kind of fun because this and Sophie’s Choice were up for Oscars the same year and they are very similar movies in concept: Both tragic stories that take place in the 40s. But Sophie’s Choice does it so much better! This movie is just really disappointing... Original Score: 6/10
Current Score: 4/10
Winona interviewed by Rolling Stone 1993
I ask if she remembers the first time she ever had insomnia. She looks at the tape recorder again, then takes the leap.
"I was in Memphis doing Great Balls of Fire!," she says. "I was 16. I was sick, so I was kind of delirious, and I remember doing the weirdest thing. I took a bunch of grapefruits. . . . You know when you're sick, and you have a fever? And you pick up an orange or a grapefruit, and they're comforting because they're cold, so you put them on your face? [X singer] John Doe was playing my dad in the movie, and he brought over a bunch of grapefruits. For vitamin C and stuff. So I put the grapefruits all over, like surrounding me in the bed. And I just laid there and tried to sleep."
Was this Doe's idea?
Ryder laughs. "No, no, no. It was my idea. I mean, you get bored. I remember just panicking. And the digital clock was going: 3:30! 4:30! 5:30! I stayed up the whole night. I remember – as it got light – it was just the saddest thing to me. I thought I was going to die or something. And from that night on . . . because I knew it could happen, it did happen."
Weeks later, I remind Ryder of the tale of the grapefruit. "Oh, God," she groans. "Why did I tell you that story? What was my point? Hey, maybe the grapefruits gave me insomnia for five years."
Have you ever been on a job interview and asked what salary you were looking for. It can be pretty nerve-wracking to decide on a number that you think they are willing to accept but still fits into your own perceived personal value.
I'm curious, however, how they would respond if you asked for more than a simple salary. What would they say if you asked for this:
1. I want a 25% commission on everything I sell.
2. I want to be paid weekly.
3. I want a vacation. Not just vacation time. If I do a good job, I want you to pay for my vacation.
4. I want a 25% employee discount on our products.
5. I expect you to provide me with excellent training and resources.
6. When I bring in new team members to this company, I deserve to be compensated when they join, plus earn a percentage of their sales and the sales of the people they bring in.
7. I would like the opportunity to rapidly advance within the company.
8. When I do well, I expect LOTS of praise and recognition, gifts and cash bonuses.
9. I would like my spouse and family to be able to work here without worrying about a nepotism clause.
10. By the way, I need to set my own schedule and work only when it suits me and my family.
11. I want my job to promote a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family.
12. I actually want my friends to work here, too. I only want to work with people I connect with.
13. Oh, and I want to know that there is no ceiling to my income, and I want to know that one day I may want to stop working, but I want to continue to earn money because we have set up a residual income so that I can live the lifestyle I dream of for as long as possible.
14. One last thing. I want to be able to will everything I build within this company to my son, so that he can continue to earn my income, when I'm gone.
So… when can I start?
I think they would laugh at you and quickly show you to the door, but you know what? They don't decide your worth. YOU DO. You want all this? You can have it. ALL of this is possible as a coach on my team. .
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