Friday, June 16, 2006

Movie connections

Recently, me and Ms. Goat watched a couple of similar movies on consecutive Sundays: A History of Violence and True Lies, the latter of which I'd seen several times before. Both movies about seemingly normal husbands who are hiding something. But it later occured to me that these are related in another way: David Cronenberg, who directed the former, was once attached to direct the movie that became Total Recall, which starred Arnold (who also starred in True Lies) as another seemingly normal husband who may not be all he seems. Of course, Cronenberg's Total Recall would have been very different (probably more like the Philip K. Dick story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, upon which it is based), which puts it near the top of my 'coulda been great' list of movies never made.

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