Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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Hey, Blondie!!!

I was supposed to go hang out with Ryan (Douchebag) over at his place, but I ended up just staying home and watching A Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, then I took a nap before quietly driving over to my parent's house. whosamama is here, Zach and Steve have gone camping. And, of course, Willie (dog) is ecstatic to see me. I'm not doing terribly much today, though, because the last two July 3rds have contained truly horrible experiences for me. On the other hand, July 3rd (at about 3:30 PM) marks the third anniversary of very last cigarette I ever smoked. So hopefully it'll be a day like that one, not a day like the other two since. Tim and Patsy are bringing Sally over and all that, so it'll be an easy day to maintain a low profile.

No name, my ass!

Why do people refer to these films and A Fistful of Dollars as "The Man With No Name" trilogy? Clint Eastwood's character in A Fistful of Dollars is Joe, and in A Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is Monco (A.K.A. Blondie); if he is playing the same character - and he may not be because Lee Van Cleef sure as hell ain't in the two of them he's in - then his name is Joe Monco. I usually refer to these films as the Dollars trilogy, only because it is three films that Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood and Ennio Morricone did together that deal with some similar themes. I'm not saying that it isn't the same character throughout - in fact, I like to think that he is, and each film presents him in a logical progression from the last, 'cause he was never really that nice a guy - but he's definitely got a name.

Two weeks ago the Film Score Monthly website ran a interesting letter from David Wyeth on their "Film Score Friday" column on how film music has recently been becoming more accepted in certain circles, but how it is still not given much credit from much of the musical cognescenti. Because this is a topic that truly interested me, I wrote a response, which was run in the next week's edition of the column. Well, this week's edition had a letter from a Sean Nethery in which he basically makes the same, tired argument that because film music is written for another medium it is intrinsically less as music. It has sparked some discussion I've been contributing to on the message board.

Name:Joshua Gizelt
Birthday:September, 1974
Birthplace:New York City
Current Location:New York City
Eye Color:Blue
Hair Color:Dirty Blonde
Right Handed or Left Handed:Left
Your Heritage:Mutt; German, Italian, Russian, mostly Jewish
The Shoes You Wore Today:Sandals
Your Weakness:Chocolate, Blogging
Your Fears:Mediocrity
Your Perfect Pizza:Umberto's
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Finish the Ecology script
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:I don't use canned phrases
Thoughts First Waking Up:Damn, my mouth tastes nasty
Your Best Physical Feature:My hands, most likely
Your Bedtime:Whenever
Your Most Missed Memory:?
Pepsi or Coke:Coke
MacDonalds or Burger King:McDonald's
Single or Group Dates:Single
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Neither
Chocolate or Vanilla:Chocolate
Cappuccino or Coffee:Neither
Do you Smoke:No
Do you Swear:Yes
Do you Sing:Not well
Do you Shower Daily:Sometimes more than once a day
Have you Been in Love:Yes
Do you want to go to College:I'm in college
Do you want to get Married:Maybe
Do you belive in yourself:Usually
Do you get Motion Sickness:No
Do you think you are Attractive:Don't give it much thought
Are you a Health Freak:Not even in the slightest
Do you get along with your Parents:My mother, yes. My father and I don't speak
Do you like Thunderstorms:Not really
Do you play an Instrument:No
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:Yes
In the past month have you Smoked:Cigarettes? No
In the past month have you been on Drugs:I'll take the Fifth.
In the past month have you gone on a Date:No
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:No
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:No
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:Yes
In the past month have you been on Stage:No
In the past month have you been Dumped:No
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:No
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:No
Ever been Drunk:Yes
Ever been called a Tease:No
Ever been Beaten up:No
Ever Shoplifted:Yes
How do you want to Die:Happy
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:A filmmaker. Or, failing that, a James Bond villain, but, like, successful at it
What country would you most like to Visit:Italy
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:Don't care
Favourite Hair Color:Don't care
Short or Long Hair:Don't care
Height:Don't care
Weight:Not really a big factor
Best Clothing Style:Relaxed
Number of Drugs I have taken:Four, not counting alcohol
Number of CDs I own:Too many to count
Number of Piercings:None
Number of Tattoos:Certainly not! ("asshole")
Number of things in my Past I Regret:Aw shit...

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