Sunday, January 08, 2006

Three Things

1) No more favorite-album lists. They're never accurate. Next time I think to write one, someone punch me.

2) Instead, what I'd like to do is, from time to time, write 200-word appraisals of my favorite albums (some found on that list, some not). These will occur in addition to occasional things like Seminal Albums from My Misspent Youth, a feature I greatly enjoy conceiving and writing, however infrequently.

3) Last month, I dreamily suggested I might incorporate some movie-themed posts at some point. This is still a pipe dream, it would seem. I have an idea, something I haven't quite mustered the time or ability to flesh out yet. Let me share it with you now: David Patrick Kelly vs. Brad Dourif. Think about it, won't you?


Blogger frankenslade said...

David Patrick Kelly's work is a bit more subtle than Brad Dourif's. Plus, Kelly gets points for appearing on an episode of Hack. Dourif is the kind of guy who will one day be featured in an indie-rock band's song, if he hasn't already, or a band may simply name itself Dourif.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Greycats said...

Are you kidding me. Brad Dourif would totally win an acting and physical challenge. Now granted DPK was in Twin Peaks but Brad:

1) is the voice of Chucky!!
2) was in Blue Velvet.
3) was NOT in the Crow.

Here's a little DPK trivia: according to - he played character named "Luther" in 48 hours and the Warriors.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I believe the IMDB also reveals that Kelly is some kind of martial arts master. Don't underestimate the little guy!

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Bob said...

I bet Walter Hill made sure he was named Luther in both 48 Hours and The Warriors. That's just the kind of thing he'd do.

In a straight-up fight, I would have been tempted to give it to Dourif on pure size advantage alone before doing my research. But not only is David Patrick Kelly reportedly "a Second Degree Black Belt (Nidan Rank) in Seido Karate and a practioner of three forms of Tai Chi (Chen, Yang, Palm)," but also - as pointed out by IMDb biographer firehouse44 - he's compact, which you can't overlook.

And don't just blow off firehouse44, friends. If you dig deeper into IMDb, you'll see he's also written bios for some of the baddest mofos in all of Hollywood, including Claude "Sheriff Lobo" Aikens, Lyle Alzado, Joe Don Baker, Ned Beatty (oh, he can go, believe me), Billy Blanks, Gary Busey, Jimmy Caan, Chow Yun Fat, James Coburn, Bill Duke, Brian Dennehy, Rosey Grier, Sonny Chiba and the baddest of them all, Charles Bronson. And Peter Criss and Ace Frehley. So he knows of what he speaks.

Personally, I always thought the true Hollywood rival to Dourif was Jeffrey Combs. Now there's a fight we'd all lose.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I'm not sure why there are IMDb bios for Ace and Peter (can't bePhantom of the Park), but I'm happy that they're there.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Greycats said...

oddly enough, today is Walter Hill's birthday (with his Luther obsession.)

1:26 PM  
Blogger matt prigge said...

You're all forgetting DPK's turn in Commando, wherein he's the subject of the immortal Ah-nold line, "You remember how I said I'd kill you last? I lied." Even Brad Douriff can't claim such a feat.

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brad Dourif. Because he was in Lord of the Rings.


1:54 PM  

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