LAST EDITED ON 08-16-07 AT 01:10 AM (EST)
Ratings for last night: "On the Lot" declined slightly, drawing a 1.4/3.
But at least Gilmore Girls reruns dropped too at 1.0/2
Ah, the end is near. This is probably a good thing, as this show produced a sucking sound louder than the most industrious vacuum cleaner ever made. But we are now one week away from silencing that incessant sound forever. One week left for the four of us actually watching this show to comment on it’s many flaws, and to occasionally have something nice to say about the three remaining
shmucks filmmakers who are looking to worship at the Dreamworks alter. (Or kiss the feet of it’s god-like leader.)
Oh, and did I mention that next week, the SpielGod has decided to descend from his monolithic Olympus in Beverly Hills, and finally bestow laurels and greenbacks on the winner before disappearing with Adrianna and her dissipating hemlines into the mist? It would have been nice if he had shown up weeks ago, pimped Dreamworks, and possibly saved this show from the trash bin – but I suppose that is to much to ask of such a busy and important man – god forbid he miss his next haircut, or his wife miss her next fitting for Versace.
On a bright note, not only did they dress the filmmakers in tasteful award show wear – they also managed to dress up Adrianna like a class act. Unfortunately, she’s still thick as a brick when it comes to banter, she still stands like she’s looking for her next customer, and the contestants STILL look embarrassed to be standing next to her. But she looked good, Gary sounded coherent, and somebody somewhere decided to lock up the booze in Carrie’s dressing room.
Anyway, on with the show.
Sam was given the ole heave ho, as America didn’t like his remake of 9 to 5. Hit the road Sam, and don’t let the studio gates hit you in the tush on the way out.
This left us with Adam, Jason, and Will. I rather like this trio of finalists as each one has shown a heck of a lot of growth during their stint on this show. Will went from being stuck in the 20’s “flickers” and joined the talky generation. Adam went from pimping Geico and Ford, to making a very funny film about Ken’s “little problem” that even a gallon of Viagra won’t fix. And Jason? Well he has very effectively proven that he is inconsistent, hit and miss with his choices, and yet can still land on his feet.
And that dear friends, is why the Bunny Predictor is spiked at Jason to win. He is by no means the one I think deserves to win, but he exemplifies the Hollywood Ideal. You can bomb, but rebound baby! R e b o u n d!
I am not going to critique the films tonight, as the all-knowing Burnett team decided that rather than give us something new to view, it would be infinitely more fun to let the finalists pick two of their films for a recrap. My bet is that this was the bright idea of Miss Costa, as she has the attention span of one of her hemlines – but that’s just a guess.
Anyway, Will chose Glass Eye, and The Yes Men, to show how far he has come in the “flicker to talkie” debate. I was rather disappointed that he didn’t dump Glass Eye in favor of Unplugged, which was a much better silent film. Had he done that, he would have shown Dreamworks how wonderful his storytelling is no matter which style he chooses.
Adam chose Dough the Musical and Army guy which I think were the smart choices. It showed a versatility that I think Dreamworks would appreciate. It’s a close call, but Adam is the finalist I believe deserves to win this thing – and he’s not got a chance in hell to do it – witnessed by Carrie and Gary each picking Will and Jason, respectively.
Jason chose Sweet, and Eternal Waters. These were really the only two he could choose, as his other films were all misses. IMO, his only really, really, good film was Sweet. Eternal Waters was good, but it just did not impress me the way Sweet did.
Anyway, there were a few good shots and retrospectives last night, as well as the obligatory “why do you think Steven Spielberg should give you the crumbs off his studio commissary lunch plate?” questions, as well as the equally obligatory “I’m so desperate to win this thing that I’ll use my tongue to shine his shoes” answers.
Tune in next week to see if Steven is brought in on a litter carried by Eunuchs and rose tossing handmaidens; if Burnett is brought in bound and gagged by disgruntled Pirates; and if Adrianna actually manages to dress like a lady two weeks in a row, or if she is wearing her usual baby-dolls while fanning The SpielGod with a feather fan.
Oh yeah, and to see who wins the contest.