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Chris Brophy <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 14 Dec 1998 09:48:08 +1100
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I think the old man in the car is from the Billy Crystal film, "Forget
Paris". (The old man plays Debra Winger's father)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Cummings [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, 10 December 1998 22:59
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Contrib idea
> Hey, fellow screen scribblers -
> I don't know if this is the proper address to reach all of you with an
> idea
> for commentary. But, here goes.
> I teach screenwriting. ('nuf credentials)
> I have stored in my cerebral memory bank a number of little moments in
> film
> which I think of as "throat-lumpers."
> Let me give you an example:
> In the movie "Priest" there is a scene where the young gay cleric has
> been
> caught doing a number with a pickup guy in a car and is brought before
> a
> grim old sergeant. When the officer asks what his profession is, the
> man
> says "parish priest." Well, sitting there, I knew the whole weight of
> the
> Mother Church was going to fall on the poor bastard in the persona of
> this
> old cop. Instead he winks and says, " little divil ye!" And
> the
> whole audience gave a gasp and then began to laugh stertorously.
> Now, help me pin down another one. In this scene somebody is taking an
> old
> man in a ride in his car. The old man has, probably, Alzheimers', and
> he
> keeps on repeating in a singsong voice a TV ad slogan for Toyota.
> It's
> "(....something...something)..ho! ho! Toyota!"  Whoever wrote that
> produced
> a scene of fucking genius!  What movie was it? What was the actual
> jingle?
> you have a favorite throat-lumper?
> Fraternally,
>                   El Chingon de San Miguel, Mexico
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