Apr 11, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
malefeet saidSometimes it isn't the message...it's the manner of delivery.
paulflexes said"If you can't say something nice, then shut the fuck up you fucking moron."
- Author unknown
unfounded7 saidI'm often suspicious of people who have nothing but something nice to say.
Simon78928 saidAnd sometimes you just have to tell people the truth even if it is not nice.
Disasterpiece saidUgh, thank god, I thought this was going to be another thread on the Holocaust...
And the other famous quote-
"If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit next to me."
MuscleComeBack saidGEEK OUT MOMENT....
This post made me smile and tear up a little. The animator who is responsible for this scene was an inspiration to me, and someone I knew. Ollie Johnston. Ollie was a bit of a miracle and a great guy. A mentor to lots of folks, and a genius of a talent. He died three years ago this very week, and I was thinking of him today, in fact.
This scene is almost an accident, as the vocals are by a (then) kid named Peter Behr, whom others wrote off in auditions, but whom Ollie found charmingly perfect because he was a naturally awkward little kid. His stumbling delivery of this line was nearly an out-take and Ollie mined it for cinematic gold.
I wrote this piece for an online publication when Ollie died, at age 95, just one year after receiving the Presidential Medal of the Arts.
Ollie was the longest surviving animator who had started with Disney back at the Hyperion Studio in Silver Lake district of Los Angeles (there's a Ralph's there now) and a very dear, loving, gifted man.
Thanks for the reminder and the serendipity....(and tolerating this uber geeky moment...)
Now back to your regularly scheduled RJ forum mayhem.