Ever since Robert Patrick turned into liquid metal in T2, my attitude about moviemaking has been Ok, now we can do anything, so tell me a good story.Michael Ian Black (via)
|Michael Ian Black (image: Wikipedia)|
A couple years ago, my wife and I had the pleasure of seeing Michael Ian Black (above) doing his version of stand-up comedy (humorous stories from shows and movies he's been in, random thoughts about life, graphic explanations of post-bad-taco bathroom trips) at McCain Auditorium in Manhattan, KS. He's a smart and obviously funny guy, and I came across the above quote on his blog.
Having just re-watched T2 a couple months ago, Robert Patrick's T-1000 morphing between cop and liquid-cop-with-knife-arm is still fresh in my mind. But I agree with the quote in that a director can take a film, a band can take a song, a company can take a software, etc, as far as they'd like in terms of form, but I'd still like some content behind it. Especially if it costs me money, such as a $10 movie theater ticket or a $200 piece of software.