Re: [Videolib] Pittsburgh & movies

LeeAnne Krause (LLKRAUSE@gwm.sc.edu)
Wed, 10 Sep 2003 13:42:34 -0400

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Jessica et al,
Since we're going off on a tangent about Pittsburgh, I must defend my
hometown.

Sullivan is obviously not a gourmand. If he were, he'd know that
Pittsburgh is one of the best places in the world for getting access to
whatever kinds of cuisines you want. Pittsburgh's steel beginnings
ensured that lots of immigrants from all over came there to find work,
and they stayed despite the lousy weather :) Whether you like
pierogies, braciole or hummus, in Pittsburgh you're sure to find some
wonderful Mom & Pop place where the owners speak broken English and use
authentic recipes.

Guess that's why there's not too many exciting films about
Pittsburgh--everyone's too busy enjoying their grandmother's famous
goulash to waste their time with love triangles or drug cartels.

LeeAnne

LeeAnne L. Krause, Manager
Educational Film Library
Thomas Cooper Library
803-777-0322



>>> jrosner@kino.com 09/10/03 02:27PM >>>
Ok now that Mark and I have accidentally filled the list with info on
Pittsburgh I can't resist recalling my all time favorite silly
dialogue
exchange in the movies.
In SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS, the popular film director John L Sullivan
want's to make a socially significant film about the effects of the
depression called OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? , the studio execs
desperately
want him to make another comedy like his previous successes, SAY HEY IN
THE
HAYLOFT and ANTS IN YOUR PANTS OF 1939, the following ( not exact)
exchange
ensues

SULLIVAN " What is wrong with OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?
Exec "It will never play in Pittsburgh
Sullivan " What do they know in Pittsburgh?
Exec " They know what they like in Pittsburgh
Sullivan " If they knew what they liked they wouldn't be in
Pittsburgh"

Maybe it is the deadpan way the actors do this but for some unknown
reason
this is my all time bit of utterly insignificant but great dialogue.
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com

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Jessica et al,
Since we're going off on a tangent about Pittsburgh, I must defend my hometown.
 
Sullivan is obviously not a gourmand.  If he were, he'd know that Pittsburgh is one of the best places in the world for getting access to whatever kinds of cuisines you want.  Pittsburgh's steel beginnings ensured that lots of immigrants from all over came there to find work, and they stayed despite the lousy weather :)  Whether you like pierogies, braciole or hummus, in Pittsburgh you're sure to find some wonderful Mom & Pop place where the owners speak broken English and use authentic recipes.
 
Guess that's why there's not too many exciting films about Pittsburgh--everyone's too busy enjoying their grandmother's famous goulash to waste their time with love triangles or drug cartels.
 
LeeAnne
 
LeeAnne L. Krause, Manager
Educational Film Library
Thomas Cooper Library
803-777-0322
 
 
 



>>> jrosner@kino.com 09/10/03 02:27PM >>>
Ok now that Mark and I  have accidentally filled the list with info on
Pittsburgh I can't resist recalling my all time favorite silly dialogue
exchange in the movies.
In SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS, the popular  film  director John L Sullivan
want's to make a socially significant film about the effects of the
depression called  OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? , the studio execs desperately
want him to make another comedy like his previous successes, SAY HEY IN THE
HAYLOFT and ANTS IN YOUR PANTS OF 1939, the following ( not exact) exchange
ensues

SULLIVAN " What is wrong with OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?
Exec "It will never play in Pittsburgh
Sullivan " What do they know in Pittsburgh?
Exec " They know what they like in Pittsburgh
Sullivan " If they knew what they liked they wouldn't be in Pittsburgh"

Maybe it is the deadpan way the actors do this but for some unknown reason
this is my all time bit of utterly insignificant but great dialogue.
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com

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