We’re really loving this year’s AFI list, "100 Years…100 Beers," which gathers together and ranks the greatest drunk scenes committed to celluloid, digital video or highly flammable nitrate stock, with extra consideration given to the actors who likely actually intoxicated at the time.
Ah, we wish. Wouldn’t you rather read that list any day over this one?
That does remind us, though: When we went to a screening of "Mutual Appreciation" at BAM, there was a Q&A afterward with Andrew Bujalski and members of the cast, including star Justin Rice. Someone in the audience stood up and remarked about how his brother is an actor and always tells him how difficult drunk scenes are, but that the drunk scene in "Mutual Appreciation" was very natural. Rice exchanged a furtive glance with Bujalski, then said that he was totally wasted at the time. Natural indeed.
A few lists to cleanse your palate:
The Onion AV Club has the very funny "15 People You Meet Listening To DVD Audio Commentaries":
9. The Indifferent Cast Member
There’s a law of diminishing returns to group commentary tracks, because while two or three people in a room can make for a lively conversation, four or more often prompts awkward silences, as everyone waits for their colleagues to say something. The worst participants are those actors who probably shouldn’t have agreed to appear on the track in the first place. Distracted, reticent, even pissy, these contract-fulfillers are usually the first to poop the party by grumbling, "Who listens to these things, anyway?"
At The House Next Door, Jeffrey and Wagstaff list five of their favorite film Western towns.
At the Sydney Morning Herald, Ben Davey and Joanna Cohen pick the following "Top five dumb criminal films":
Of course, lists are all in the explanation.
Finally, Entertainment Weekly‘s list maven Gary Susman churns out his ten favorite car chases.
+ AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS (AFI.com)
+ Inventory: The 15 People You Meet Listening To DVD Audio Commentaries (Onion AV Club)
+ 5 for the day: Western Towns (The House Next Door)
+ Top five dumb criminal films (Sydney Morning Herald)
+ Hot Pursuits (Entertainment Weekly)