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Now it's worth telling. Two Fridays from now, the September Cort and Fatboy Movie At 11-ish Midnight Movie is Stand By Me. One of the genuinely great films that have been shot in Oregon. A story where Wil Wheaton plays a boy who grows up to be a writer, after which he grew up to be a writer. An early source of many crushes on River Phoenix. The film with perhaps the best vomit scene in movie history. And on a personal note, the first R-rated movie I saw in a theater.

Here is the poster Bobby "Fatboy" Roberts has concocted. I like it. Evocative.

Stand By Me. Friday, Sept. 4th, the Bagdad Theater and Pub. $3 to get in. Doors at 10, movie a little after 11 (when Bobby's opening clip show will run).


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Aug. 24th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
after which he grew up to be a writer

Funny you mention that - Wheaton noticed that, too, explained in this post:

River died too young, Corey struggled like crazy to get his personal demons under control, Jerry found success and happiness, and I'm a writer.

Aug. 24th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
I read that post. I felt most comfortable citing how Wil Wheaton's life "rhymed" with his character's; I didn't have anything to say about Corey Feldman or Jerry O'Connell, and saying too much about River Phoenix makes me a little sad. (I do know at least one friend had a crush on him from that film, so I mentioned that.)

On a lighter note, I think I still have the Mad Magazine parody of the film. (Mad-related note: I read its Wrath of Khan parody before seeing the movie, and the movie still worked dramatically!)
Aug. 24th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
Wait -- does the movie actually say in Oregon? The short story was based in Maine. I had a friend that always insisted it was based in the Northwest, but couldn't find any real proof of that.
Aug. 25th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
Yep. That's a quote from Richard Dreyfuss's narration (as well as I can remember it; it's been several years since I saw it) early on.
Aug. 25th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
Looks like I'll have to watch it again!
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