a peculiar third-sex affect

Posted: May 13th, 2018 | No Comments »
martin short in the big picture

THE BIG PICTURE, Martin Short, 1989, (c) Columbia. Via this site.

we loved the big picture in high school and repeatedly watched martin short’s scenes. from david kamp’s 2012 vanity fair interview with martin short:

His [martin short’s] cameo in the 1989 movie The Big Picture—an outlier in Christopher Guest’s directorial canon, a straightforward, non-pseudo-doc narrative of a hot young filmmaker, played by Kevin Bacon, whose script gets mauled by the studio process—crystallized this transition. With spot-on silken phoniness and a peculiar third-sex affect, Short played a talent agent pitching woo to Bacon’s character: “This is the thing: If you decide to sign with me, you’re gonna get more than an agent. You’re gonna get [holding up four fingers] three people. You’re gonna get an agent, a mother, a father, a shoulder to cry on, someone who knows this business inside and out. And if anyone ever tries to cross you? I’ll grab them by the balls, and squeeze till they’re dead.”

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