Monday, May 07, 2007

A bit of creative dubbing

This post doesn't really have much to do with anything, except as an observation...

Tonight I was watching the movie "Sideways" on the FX channel. They dubbed the naughty words out because even though they're a cable channel, I guess they want to be kid friendly. least during early evening hours; I've seen "Rescue Me" late night on FX, and then, hoo-boy! they really kick out the stops!

So there's this one scene where Miles (Paul Giamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) are on a golf course. Apparently they're playing a little slowly, because the group behind them hit a ball right past them, yelling at them to hurry up.

I've seen the film previously, and Jack and Miles are outraged, and Jack (in the original, unedited version) had hollered "That's not cool, asshole!"

Well, that sort of language isn't acceptable on FX before 10PM, so the line in the movie was dubbed with a startling bit of editorial originality:

Jack yelled, "That's not cool, Ashcroft!"

I'm not sure why...but that line made me very happy.


Anonymous said...

Just wandered over from FIredoglake to say Hi and to let you know that your incredible work during the lamont election and recently is really not forgotten. You do CT proud.


CT Bob said...

Thank you Aimai.

I miss hanging out at FDL like I used to before I had a blog...nowadays, I only have time to check in and occasionally comment.

fuzzyturtle said...

what kid in their right mind would watch "Sideways" ?

what a snoozefest. And no karate.

fuzzyturtle said...

..but that's really funny. I'm gonna start screaming ASHCROFT when people cut me off in rush hour traffic.

CT Bob said...

I like Paul Giamatti; he was great in "American Splendor". But yeah, the movie WAS kind of boring.