June 28, 2005

Hollywood comes to Madison.

I hear:
"The Last Kiss" starring Scrubs actor Zach Braff is scheduled to begin filming in Madison tomorrow....

"The Last Kiss" is about a group of 30-year-olds struggling with adulthood.

Zach Braff? Never heard of him. What the hell? I can't even remember what "Scrubs" is. Anyway... big excitement and road blockage. But Madison's a good choice for a place to be 30 and struggling with adulthood, isn't it?

UPDATE: More here:
Late Tuesday morning there's a whole lot of pacing on a Bascom Hill. Every time someone shouts "background!" people start moving in well- orchestrated lines around a couple that includes a blond woman in a long ivory jacket.

The woman in question is Blythe Danner, the Tony Award-winning stage actress also known for "Meet the Fockers." The man she's filming the scene with is Harold Ramis, of "Stripes" and "Ghostbusters" fame.

Hey, I looked out my window today and saw two weird park benches bolted onto the Bascom Hill walkway. That's got to be for the movie. I look forward to looking out my office window tomorrow and seeing Blythe Danner and Harold Ramis emoting in exactly the same spot where I looked out the same window twenty years ago and saw Rodney Dangerfield.

10 comments:

Jody said...

Hmmm...I thought you might being a little facetious...but I think you're not. Scrubs was (is? Did it get canceled?) great for those who "get" Arrested Development-esque sitcom humor. Zach Braff did the big critically aclaimed Garden State with Natalie Portman last year. I think he wrote it or directed it too or something. Sorry can't tell you much more about that movie though, fell asleep while watching it...

bill said...

Love Arrested Development, could care less about Scrubs. I've tried watching it for John C McGinley, but just lose interest. It isn't bad, just doesn't click for me.

Mark the Pundit said...

Zach has a blog, it is here:

http://gardenstate.typepad.com/

Slac said...

But Madison's a good choice for a place to be 30 and struggling with adulthood, isn't it.

Hollywood knows a paradigm when it sees one.


God help me if I ever get rid of this Milwaukee snobbery.

lindsey said...

"But Madison's a good choice for a place to be 30 and struggling with adulthood, isn't it."

God. How depressing! Shouldn't you be in your early 20s and struggling with adulthood!?!

Ann Althouse said...

Lindsey: Yeah, but it's funnier if you're in your 30s. If you're in your 40s or -- gasp! -- 50s, it gets serious again.

ploopusgirl said...

Milwaukee snobbery? Isn't that some kind of oxymoron? Or have I simply overlooked Wisconsin as the pinnacle of posh and high society?

lindsey said...

If you're in your 40s or 50s, it becomes a serious mental problem :) or a mid-life crisis.

Slac said...

ploopusgirl, you don't have to be high class in order to be snobbish, you just have to think you are. Now you see the absurd essence of "Milwaukee snobbery."

Actually, is anyone aware of a national sentiment that people from Milwaukee are very picky? Particularly when it involves money? My dad told me once after he travelled on business, and I'm pretty sure I read it online somewhere.

Perhaps I should stop joking about Milwaukee snobbery, not only because it fails to incite any laughter, but because (now that I think of it) it's most likely related to the dark fact that Milwaukee is the most segregated city in the US, a realization that is depressingly apparent at my university.

For all the times I make fun of Madison, I'm just kind of jealous.

Comet Star Moon said...

"But Madison's a good choice for a place to be 30 and struggling with adulthood, isn't it."

God. How depressing! Shouldn't you be in your early 20s and struggling with adulthood!?!


Apparently you missed the Time magazine cover story about "betwixters." It is all about how American youth is waiting longer and longer to take on adulthood. Some even waiting until they are late 20s, early 30s. Like me.