January 02, 2003
Suck on this


I finished reading Thumbsucker, by Walter Kirn yesterday.
Funny how I get all freaky about avoiding spoilers for The Matrix films, but I go out and buy a book because Keanu is doing the movie. I did it with Hardball, too.
I read about 60% of the book the first night I picked it up, another good chunk the second night and then it took me a week to get through the last 30 pages. Maybe I was just sleepy.
It's a good book. The focus on the "oral fixation" isn't what I expected, in fact about a third of the way through the book, you kind of forget why this kid, Justin Cobb, is doing the things he does to fill the void. The things he does all sound pretty normal to me.....maybe I had a fucked-up childhood and don't realize it.
So anyway, it's not a bad book, really. I imagine it will make a good screenplay. I mean, I'd bet a lot of stories look pretty lame on paper, but make a good movie, right? I was discussing it with a friend and she pointed out that since the concept is a bit unique, as long as it has some well written dialogue, it should be a good film. It will be interesting to see what parts of the book make it into the movie.
I don't want to give too much away.
I figure the part the Keanu will play will be the dentist that hypnotizes Justin in order to break him of his habit, Perry Lyman.
He's a crucial character, though not a major one, if that makes any sense. And he goes through some changes himself during the course of the story.
He's interesting and I'm sure that Keanu will play him well. Plus, his voice is so naturally hypnotic that those scenes are bound to be quite....um....intense? Something.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at January 02, 2003 12:57 PM .

That's funny. I was amazed a while ago when I found out the fact that you liked Kiefer as well, just as me (since Lost Boys, still one of my faves) I thought it was very strange, actually. Especially since they don't look anything alike. But now I figured it out; the common factor between Kiefer & Keanu is their voices. They both have this low undertone in it, a sexy 'hypnotic' sound indeed. I don't really know how to describe it, (my English is not good enough, duh) but I'm sure you know what I mean.

Posted by: Julie on January 2, 2003 01:53 PM

Mmmm, yes. Kiefer's voice is like velvet.

Posted by: krix on January 2, 2003 01:57 PM

Well, there you have it...;)

Ummm haven't gotten around to reading Thumbsucker yet. I'm still on The Matrix and Philosophy...

Glad ya liked it...

Posted by: Keanuette on January 2, 2003 01:57 PM

oh our man keanu -- no longer the kid about to fail history class, but the e.r. doctor, the dentist, the ONE. all this, and a velvet voice, too. yummy...

Posted by: Lori on January 2, 2003 02:12 PM

What's that old saying, "Talk softly, carry a big...um...stick?"


I know its "Walk softly. . ." but my way brings up better visualizations.

Posted by: Tyler on January 2, 2003 03:05 PM

Thumbsucker...doesn't it sound like a porn movie...hehehe.

wait,let me get this right,Keanu will play a dentist who helps a boy to quit sucking his thumb??
wow...he will be a doctor in 2 movies.


Posted by: Nat on January 2, 2003 03:38 PM

I'm just guessing that that will be the part he plays.

Posted by: krix on January 2, 2003 03:44 PM

You are right Krix. I think its up at IMDB. Steve Buscemi is supposed to play Mike.

Posted by: Tyler on January 2, 2003 03:54 PM

Oh! Buscemi will be perfect.
(Mike's the father for those wondering)

Posted by: krix on January 2, 2003 03:58 PM
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