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Jessie the Sunflower Goddess
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I read an article that Cusack stated that he thought he only made 10 great films.

Say Anything
Grosse Pointe Blank
High Fidelity
The Sure Thing
The Grifters
The Thin Red Line
Being John Malkovich
Eight Men Out
Bullets Over Broadway
Max

I for one am very disappointed that he left out Better Off Dead and One Crazy Summer. Those are classic films and without the start of those he wouldn't even have 10 to focus on. What about Stand By Me. I mean I know he had a bit part in it but he was an instrumental character in it.

What do you guys think?

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The first thing to pop into my head was "STAND BY ME better be on there!"- even though he had a small part- it was an important part!


Yeah, I love BETTER OFF DEAD. He's just being modest!

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Missed off Pretty In Pink as well....

My three favorites are there though: Grosse Point Blank, High Fidelity, and The Sure Thing.

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i love the guy to pieces.. and i can watch almost any movie he's in. i agree mamamia, i think he's just being modest. there's such a charm about him, and it reflects in all his roles. i happen to like serendipity..one crazy summer is ok, but better off dead was awesome.

where did you read about him jess??

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Jessie,

I think he's good in every movie he's been in. Even the ones I don't like.

Fan site:
http://www.johncusack.net/

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Devolution here,

He wasn't in Pretty in Pink... Paul.

Love just about everything, even the 1408.

We are DEVO

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This is where I congratulate you for spotting my deliberate mistake - honest, guv'nor!

I MEANT to sat 16 candles.....

[Embarrassed] [Roll Eyes]

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I read an interview with Savage Steve Holland (the director of Better off Dead and One Crazy Summer) and Dan Schneider (Ricky from Better Off Dead) a while back.

Here's the link to the whole thing: http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/000134.php

The interview gives a bit of detail about how Cusack hates Better Off Dead and One Crazy Summer (yes, it's very sad).

From the article:

Savage Steve Holland: So we’re all watching the Better Off Dead screening that night, and John walked out of the movie. About 20 minutes into it, he walked out, and he never came back.

The next morning, he basically walked up to me and was like, “You know, you tricked me. Better Off Dead was the worst thing I have ever seen. I will never trust you as a director ever again, so don’t speak to me.”

Dan Schneider: Are you kidding?!

Savage Steve: No, it was that bad. He was just really upset. And I said, “What happened?! What’s wrong?!” And he just said that I sucked, and it was the worst thing he had ever seen, and that I had used him, and made a fool out of him, and all this other stuff.

And I was just stunned, because it was as funny as ****. And he was great in it. And he was helping me edit it throughout the summer.

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oh wow... poor guy.. cusack broke his heart! [Frown]
thanks for the link wolfman, but what a downer.

ah well, cusack fans LOVED better off dead. hope he knows that.

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I thought he did great in 1408 as well..........
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I just got hot pursuit, better off dead and tape heads the other day. I haven't had time to watch em yet....but I love a bit of John...so I should like em whatever.
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I don't know what 1408 is, it must be new. I didn't know that he thought he was awful in Better Off Dead. He needs to read some things on here and he will see that he shouldn't feel bad because so many people love the film.

Ronnie--

I found the link on imdb.com where he discussed his top 10. I believe it was guardian.uk.?? It was a British Magazine article I think.

I haven't seen Hot Pursuit, I don't think, one I need to check out.

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thanks jess [Big Grin]
you really should check out 1408 jess... it's based on the stephen king novel (same title). i am pretty sure it's not playing in theaters anymore, but should be well on it's way to dvd soon. john is great in this movie!

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I’d say John was about right with his list, mine (excluding bit parts like ‘Stand By Me’, ‘Broadcast News’ or ensemble films like ‘The Thin Red Line’) would be...

1. Grosse Pointe Blank
2. Being John Malkovich
3. High Fidelity
4. Tapeheads
5. America’s Sweethearts
6. Con Air
7. Cradle Will Rock / Pushing Tin
8. Money For Nothing
9. Runaway Jury

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I've never seen tape heads... Does anyone know if it's any good?

Thanks... [Smile]

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I'm gonna watch it tomorrow...I will let you know my findings [Smile]
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OhmyGod: I forgot all about TAPEHEADS!!!! I love that one! Is it out on DVD? I have to get a copy of that!!!!
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Watched Tape Heads last night...I liked it [Smile] ....it has all the makings of a cult classic in my opinion...which means it's slightly weird...very quotable and largely unknown.

Watch it X

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I loved the videos in TAPEHEADS! Baby Doll by the European band and the song for the house of chicken and pancakes. What a scream!

I used to have it on VHS a long time ago. Im gonna have to get the DVD.

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quote:
Originally posted by Earth Angel:
Watched Tape Heads last night...I liked it [Smile] ....it has all the makings of a cult classic in my opinion...which means it's slightly weird...very quotable and largely unknown.

Watch it X

EA,

Thanks for the review. I'll have to buy it! [Big Grin]

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Yeah...the European band is called Cube Squared....and the song is written and performed by Devo (trivia)...although it isn't them in the video - I was singing 'Baby doll' and the chicken song all night....as well as saying...'you better get it right this time Hinkle'.....it's def worth buying. I got mine off amazon.

X

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tapeheads was a bit off a mess overall but a lot of fun especially the video's john cusack and tim robbins film.

https://youtu.be/nnTUSgHzZx0 - tapeheads baby doll video.


As for cusack slating a lot of his 80s (fan favourite) comedies it does feel a bit of a downer and to me feels a bit like when jennifer connelly gave an interview sometime back and put down the likes of - phenomena and career opportunities which happen to be my two favourite films that she has appeared in and are basically the ones that got me interested in her in the first place.

When the celebs come out and belittle there own films it definitely feels a bit of a bummer if your a big fan of the movie in question.


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john cusack claiming he was made to look silly by director savage steve holland in his1985 comedy - better off dead - no,i don't know what he's on about! [Big Grin]

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Didn't he like Sixteen Candles?
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