Pretty neat

Posted by · 11:43 pm · October 6th, 2009

Around the 17-second mark.  Thanks to reader John Young for drawing my attention to this:

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  • 1 10-07-2009 at 12:27 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Well done, sir. Well done.

  • 2 10-07-2009 at 1:25 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...


  • 3 10-07-2009 at 2:07 am

    Derek W. Clem said...

    “their finest film since Fargo”
    Even with ‘No Country’ as the best picture winner, they always go back to ‘Fargo’.

  • 4 10-07-2009 at 2:56 am

    SaltireFlower said...

    Now that is cool. Good job!

  • 5 10-07-2009 at 3:27 am

    The InSneider said...

    Fargo is still their best, IMHO.

  • 6 10-07-2009 at 5:21 am

    Bryan said...

    As Joseph II would say: well, there it is.

  • 7 10-07-2009 at 5:47 am

    Alex said...

    Incontention has been legitimized by the mainstream media.

  • 8 10-07-2009 at 7:07 am

    Mike_M said...

    Awesome man, that is great.

    At first I thought it was that the guy from The Big Bang Theory was in the movies, lol.

  • 9 10-07-2009 at 7:30 am

    JamesC said...

    I think it WAS the guy from The Big Bang Theory.
    His name in the series was Howard, right?

  • 10 10-07-2009 at 7:45 am

    Reuben said...

    Awesome! Congrats!

  • 11 10-07-2009 at 7:52 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    “Even with ‘No Country’ as the best picture winner, they always go back to ‘Fargo’.”

    To be fair, “they” were quoting from Kris, who was never a fan of No Country for Old Men.

  • 12 10-07-2009 at 8:08 am

    Zac said...

    It is the guy from Big Bang Theory, Simon Helberg.

    Is that your first mention in TV, Kris? If so, congratulations. If not, cool anyways.

  • 13 10-07-2009 at 8:57 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I think so. Unless I missed something along the way the last few years. I had some print quotes for Children of men and The Bourne Ultimatum, I know for sure. John’s been quoted on some things out of Toronto. Guy has too, I think, but I don’t watch a lot of TV spots so I depend on folks like Mr. Young to give me the heads up!

  • 14 10-07-2009 at 9:01 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    A proud moment. Congrats.

    As Kris says, we’re often not aware of where our words are getting quoted, so feel free to point things out to us if you spot them.

  • 15 10-07-2009 at 9:31 am

    Mike_M said...

    I know it was the guy from the Big Bang, I thought that Kris was posted the video to refer to that, but when i paused the video, I say the url under a quote.

  • 16 10-07-2009 at 9:38 am

    Lev Lewis said...

    It’s too bad they’re ruining that incredible line in the trailer.

  • 17 10-07-2009 at 9:54 am

    Adam Smith said...

    Wow, Kris, I didn’t know you and Roger Ebert and every critic used so many exclamation points. Seriously, I think a statement like “their finest film since ‘Fargo'” already says everything–the exclamation point cheapens it a bit, plus it’s not true to the way you wrote it. But regardless, we’re all proud of you, Kris, you mensch, you. Congrats.

  • 18 10-07-2009 at 10:01 am

    James The Greatest said...

    Congrats! Really awesome. :)

  • 19 10-07-2009 at 10:14 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Adam: The best was “The Bourne Ultimatum.”

    These quotes:

    “Spinning author Robert Ludlum’s spy novel trilogy away from its Cold War settings and into a modernized realm, the adaptations – writer Tony Gilroy the common denominator at every step – have been nothing short of sizzling in their willingness to stray, while remaining true to the essence of the novels and their captivating central character.”


    “Jason Bourne has become the role by which Damon’s early career will be defined. What James Bond was to Sean Connery, what Michael Corleone was to Al Pacino, Jason Bourne has become for Matt Damon.”


    “I don’t know about you, but this is why I go to the movies.”


    “Sizzling! This is why I go to the movies. What Michael Corleone was to Al Pacino, Jason Bourne has become for Matt Damon.”

    But hey, I said the words. Fair game to mix and match I guess. Just like when Roger Ebert gave a complete pan of “Little Nicky” but managed to call the film Sandler’s best in the copy. That line was lifted for publicity and he was okay with it.

  • 20 10-07-2009 at 12:00 pm

    Erik said...

    Note to Kris, THIS is the time to sell out. From now on make sure you mention in every review of every film that it’s “one of this year’s best films” or “this year’s best film so far” or “Nicholas Cage’s best film in years” etc. Or you can just refer to everything as “captivating” and “mesmerizing” (two words that nobody other than film critics will ever use).

  • 21 10-07-2009 at 12:26 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...


  • 22 10-07-2009 at 1:45 pm

    Alex said...

    Should Ben Lyons watch out now, Kris?

  • 23 10-07-2009 at 2:42 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...


  • 24 10-07-2009 at 4:13 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    I suppose my “Their finest film since Burn After Reading” doesn’t sound quite as good.