My Man Godfrey
4.16.2003 by , every Wednesday.
Nathan Lane comes over every Wednesday to the house to watch a movie, or just chat with Dan. Dan found these little chats so interesting, he decided to tape-record them and tell the world all the neat things Nathan had to say about movies and stuff.
Wednesday, April 10th, cloudy
My Man Godfrey (1936): A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. Starring William Powell and Carole Lombard, and directed by Gregory La Cava.
(we are scaling a rock face in the picturesque Grand Canyon. Nathan has a portable DVD player that he's watching as we climb. I've seen this movie already, so I'm not watching it.)
Nathan: It's genuinely funny!
Dan: I don't how you can focus on that.
Nathan: Like, by today's standards, this is genuinely funny.
Dan: You said that.
(sounds of pebbles slipping, and long silence before they hit the ground)
Nathan: This Mischa Auer fellow is wholly under-appreciated.
Dan: I think my safety cable is hooked on something.
Nathan: His performance as an ape is simply hysterical.
Dan: Can you hand me the straightener?
Nathan: It's so nice out here!
Dan: The straightener...
(I can hear 'Mo Money Mo Problems' in the distance. Strange.)
Nathan: So nice to get out of your room for a change.
Dan: We went to Florida for two weeks.
Nathan: Hand me the straightener?
(it turns out I had the straightener. I handed it to him)
Nathan: There, think I was hooked on something.
Dan: I need a coffee.
Nathan: You're so spoiled.
Dan: It's hard to breathe up here.
Nathan: A friend of mine made you a website.
Dan: Really? That's so nice.
Nathan: William Powell!!
Dan: What's her name again?
Nathan: He's just so much funnier than I thought!
Nathan: Way funnier than that show you do.
Nathan: It's hard to breathe up here.
Dan: I remember the last line of that movie...
Nathan: "Hold still, Godfrey, this'll only take a second", right as they're getting married! Bust-a-Gut!!
Dan: Yeah, bust-a-gut...
Nathan: You don't sound en--
Dan: It's just giving up.
Dan: Don't you think?
Nathan: Not at all, he loves her!
Dan: Why? Just cause she's there.
Nathan: We're all trying, Dan. We're all trying.
Dan: Yeah, I know.
Nathan: Did you ever tattle on anyone?
Dan: Yeah, why?
Nathan: I thought so.
(a honking horn)
Nathan: Ah, crap, that's Diana. I'll see ya.
(Nathan climbed faster than a spider out of that canyon. But we were on a pulley system, so as he went up, I went down)
as always, you can e-mail Nathan, to talk about movies or just chat about whatever.
"We went to Florida for two weeks" - to read more about our adventures there, read 'Looney Tunes', 'Indiana Jones', or just ask Nathan yourself.
"my friend made you a website" - it was really nice of her to do this. You can see it here.