Y’know people say shit about social media along the lines of ‘OMG no one cares what anyone had for breakfast’ and like.
I do? I care. I’m pretty sure a lot of people care. I want to hear that the people I care about are having delicious breakfasts or saw something odd at work or flirted with a cute barista. Or just any little thoughts they have that they feel are worth sharing.
I’ve always kind of assumed that’s how you’re supposed to feel about your friends.
“We figured since a lot of guys have special handshakes with each other, we ought to come up with a Brandon handshake because, well, we’re the Brandons. It’s hard to get a three-person handshake, but I think Belt came up with it. If you look in the dugout before the game, you’ll see it. We slap hands down and up twice, then once patty-cake style then a chest bump as we say, “Brandon!’’ in a very manly tone.”—Brandon Crawford
My middle name is Andrew, which is Swedish for Brandon. And Pence is English for Brandon. So my actual name is Brandon Brandon Brandon.
Buster is a nickname for Brandon. Pablo is Spanish for Brandon. Pagan is Puerto Rican for Brandon. Madison is Southern for Brandon. “Bumgarner’’ is — I have no idea what that is. I think it’s Arabic for Brandon.
why do theatre ppl act like someone just killed their parents whenever a film adaptation of a show is announced
Because now they must deal with the repercussions of being (perceived as) a hipster fan.
(Also, really, if it sucks, it sucks. That’s how it goes sometimes. You still liked it before the movie and you’re allowed to still like whatever pre-movie interpretation that was.)
And because you just KNOW that something will be missing and/or wrong. And you know that they’ll skip over Broadway actors who would be amazing for a role, to give it to some A lister. And that breaks your heart, because you want them to get a big break.
okay, but “wrong” by whose definition? even though the film adaptation IS based on preexisting material, it still exists as a canon unto itself - so while something in the film may be “wrong” to you, that’s a purely subjective opinion and shouldn’t prevent it from being made in the first place. plus you are always welcome to disregard whatever you don’t like about the film since (shocker) it has absolutely no effect on the theatrical incarnation.
and yeah, while i do wish stage actors would be considered for film adaptations more often then they currently are (which is almost never), i still don’t see why studios are obligated to cast people who’ve predominantly worked onstage in a film. i mean, besides the occasional stunt casting, when was the last time you saw a film/TV actor cast in the stage productions of les mis or into the woods?
All of the above.
You know how in Sesame Street books, there’s a disclaimer that says something to the effect of how the child doesn’t need to watch the TV show to enjoy the book? It’s kinda like that.
And who’s to say that “A-lister” and “Broadway actor” are mutually exclusive terms? There isn’t a lot of overlap, but it’s there. I’m tired of theatre fans dismissing movie actors as having no stage-ready talent. (And this isn’t even for the stage; it’s for an adaptation.)
Plus, the Rent movie was full of Broadway actors and look how that turned out.
if you’re ever trying to get to know a person on a date or whatever, find out when they like to get to the airport. i guarantee it speaks volumes about them. some people know they have a flight at eleven and go, “should i go get breakfast beforehand? i have my boarding pass on my phone, right?” others are like, “i have a car coming to get me at 4:30. i don’t know how long it’ll take to check in and walk down two hallways, better give myself six hours. what? dinner the night before? i can’t. i’m in a whole other mindset right now. i have two hard copies of my boarding pass, i emailed it to myself, i have it on my phone, it’s also tattooed to my chest.”