Saturday, September 27, 2008

Favorite Moments: Lost in America


Since Brian and I were just discussing it, in a roundabout dreamlike way...

And remember, it's the early eighties, so take the $100,000 and make it around $250,000.


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16 comments:

Fox said...

Oh Jonathan... thank you! If only I could fly into that banner and spend my life with her.

Jonathan Lapper said...

I don't know Fox (if you're referring to the movie specifically that is). Life didn't turn out too well for hubby in that movie.

Pat said...

Too funny. My other favorite scene is after his wife loses all their money in the casino, and Brooks goes to the casino manager, Gary Marshall, to try to get the money back by suggesting Marshall return it as a goodwill gesture. ("Desert Inn has heart.")

Jonathan Lapper said...

I love that scene too. I love when Brooks start talking about Miracle on 34th Street and Gary Marshall keeps saying "Santy Claus."

"I like Wayne Newton"

Brian Doan said...

Great post! I love Brooks' desperation-- he's so good at building from rational, deluded calm to quiet panic.

Thanks for the post on Newman, too.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Thanks Brian. Albert Brooks is great in this movie. I love how he plays the character so straight, honestly in the dark as to why people won't immediately understand and endlessly praise his "glorious" stand for non-conformity.

Larry Aydlette said...

I have seen the future and it is a bald-headed man from New York!

Jonathan Lapper said...

"We're in hell. We've entered hell. When?"

ARBOGAST said...

Remember when $100,000 was a lot of money?

Jonathan Lapper said...

Yeah, I know, that's why I had to preface the clip with the whole quarter million thing. The average couple now easily has a combined income in the six figures. But for one person that's still a pretty big salary, I know I'm nowhere near it.

bill r. said...

Birds live in a round stick, and you have things over easy on toast!

Jonathan Lapper said...

Say it. "I lost the nest egg." Say it!

Jennythenipper said...

I love the moment after this when the employment guy says snarkily, "I'll just ook in here in my $100,000 file. I believe the job he gets is school crossing guard.

Jonathan Lapper said...

And when Brooks asks the Employment office guy how much the crossing guard job pays the Employment guy quips, "A hundred thousand dollars?"

EVIL CLOWN said...

I love this film. "Let me just look in my jobs that pay $100,000 box"

Jonathan "Mad Dog" Lapper said...

Best mid-life crisis movie ever!

"I'm tired. Let's live here."