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December 2021



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And now Gene Wilder (whom I adore, as a complete aside) is making me cry. Yeah, big tough butch that I am.

It's gonna be one of those days. At least I get to work from home today.

I think I need to go take a shower, make some tea, and come back around for another pass on this scene.


I was listening to that too. You're not alone. Though I have never claimed to be a big tough butch. :)

Yeah, I got all weepy-eyed just now, too.
The conjunction of comment and icon made me picture a sniffly Hulk, which made my day.
I heard part of the segment this morning. I was upstairs, holding Jasper and medicating her, and I'd left the radio on downstairs in the kitchen. I couldn't hear the details, though I laughed when I recognizes the sound clip from Young Frankenstein.

Thank you for spurring me to listen to the full piece. What he says about Gilda is moving in its loving truthfulness. Wonderful.

(I'm not butch at all.)
Yeah. What you said.

*curls up and purrs*


I'm not much butch either.

When we heard Gene Wilder on Fresh Air yesterday, Sol looked at me like I was crazy when I said, "I've had a crush on him since back when I was fifteen and he was fifty-five."

It's good to hear I'm not the only crazy one.

I think will take you to the Fresh Air interview. Thanks for posting about Morning Edition, which I didn't hear when it was broadcast.


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Dude, for a second there I was about to flip, then I realized: different Sol.

Because this Sol had a crush on Gene Wilder at age ten or so, which was when I saw Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory for the first time. Granted, he creeped me out for about half the movie, but the other half of the movie gave me the strangest obsession with somehow making it all better for him. But I guess that's part of his charm; he does wistful, and that's a rare art, I think.

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*g* Gene Wilder crushes are rampant through fandom. Who knew???

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Jen! I am so sad I'm not going to see you this month. :-( Hug Sol for me, please, and collect one for yourself?

And thank you for the links.
Thanks for posting the link! Now I'll have to read his autobiography. He's one of my favorite actors.

p.s. On an unrelated note, I gave my husband "Hammered" for his birthday. Looks very much his style.
I adore him. I wish he were working more these days.

And I hope your husband likes it!
Dang! I wish I could listen, but I'm at work. I finished book last night and it was fantastic. Made me sniffle and belly laugh at the same time.
He does that, doesn't he?


wistful is such a good word...
Yeah. That's that thing Robert de Niro talks about, about how half of acting is realizing that real people don't show emotion, they try to hide it.

Only in real life.
It's useful to writers, too. *g*

Actually, I find listening ot actors talk about acting is *really* useful.
Bingo. And it may be why, for example, Les Miserables is such a damned fine book. Because Javert starts off one thing, but as we get to know him, we get to realize, no, he thinks he's the moral man in this equation.
I love that movie with a great and shameful love.

But you knew that *g*
I don't have time to listen to this just now, but I've been a fan of Wilder's for a long time, ever since I read an article (or maybe book?) he wrote about Gilda, back around the time she died.

Or... something. (Can I be vaguer?)

Anyway, he's a good guy.
*g* Yeah, it's like that.