Sunday, March 11, 2007

I WAS a Newsie! Sort of.

"Headlines don't sell papes, Newsies sell papes."
-Christian Bale

One of the many great quotes from Disney's 1992 film, Newsies.

Well, maybe not great but it is at least a um...quote.

While watching the movie, I'm thinking to myself about whether the production team knew Christian Bale would become such a great actor and that Robert Duvall is just terrible in the movie. In one short scene, he switched his accent from New Yorker to someone from the deep south to Russian. It's no wonder he got nominated for a Razzie for this role but sadly lost to Tom Selleck in Christopher Columbus: The Discovery. The movie was actually nominated for Worst Picture too but also lost to Shining Through. The only award it won that night was for the song "High Times, Hard Times" which was composed by Alan Menken, who also did the composing for some of Disney's best films like Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid.

Here's one of the film's "better" songs, "King of New York." And yes, that is Bill Pullman.

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