Was watching the movie "As Good As It Gets" with Jack Nicholson the other night. Can't believe it's already been almost 15 years since that first came out. My,time flies. I remember seeing this in the theater. Never really was a big Jack fan but I have to say this was an outstanding performance. As in a lot of James L Brooks' work the dialogue is not easy to listen to sometimes. It flows at a strange pace and your ear has to get used to it but wow...great performances. Loved Jack in "About Schmidt" too a few years back...now I know why he's paid the big bucks.
I guess I get spoiled watching the old B&W's. My TV rarely leaves TCM. Joan Crawford,Barbara Stanwyck,Bette Davis,Bogie,William Holden,Jack Carson,Frankie S, Der Bingle....tooo many to name. I used to HATE old movies but as soon as I turned into my 30's I found myself watching more and more of them. The only black and whites I'd watched before then was the Three Stooges who I absolutely love,nyuk nyuk.
The world needs more movies like "As Good As It Gets"....quiet...thought provoking...subtle humor. Have not been to the theater in years...so tired of loud computer-generated garbage. Bring back dialogue...classy actors and I'll gladly contribute my 12 bucks at the box office. Take THAT,Hollywood!