Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Spanish Prisoner

The Spanish Prisoner
Writer/Director: David Mamet
Starring: Campbell Scott, Steve Martin, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay

Apologies up front for the pitiful sound quality in this video - crank your speakers and hopefully you'll be able to hear it. This is the first webcam video I've tried since I got my new computer (and I don't have my editing software installed on this computer yet), so needless to say this is not the best video you'll ever see. The sound is delayed, and I won't make you put up with this again: but I'm not re-recording this one. So hey - thanks for reading/listening/watching anyway.

Something I forgot to mention: The title is taken from the name of a famous con, similar to that e-mail scam that has been making the rounds for years about the Nigerian prince. All you have to do is send over (insert amount here) and once he's out of prison or extradited or whatever, he'll double your money with his vast riches. There's a sucker born every minute, so I guess if people are dumb enough to fall for something like that they're getting what is coming to them. Until next time...


Martin Short said...

Hey guy, Steve doesn't have to do good movies. He just does those crappy ones to make a few mil to fund not only his thriving banjo and bluegrass career, but the man writes as well.

Ever here of Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company. Knowledge just got dropped!

Ben Pearson said...

First off: I'm not your guy, buddy. (I'm not your buddy, pal. Etc.)

Second: If you're going to be "dropping knowledge," perhaps you should do it in an educated manner.

Try spelling "here" as it's intended: "hear," and putting a question mark at the end of a sentence that asks a question. Go back to school, professor.

Chevy Chase said...

Hmmm, way to avoid the issue, pal! <---That exclamation point is for further emphasis!!

Jiminy Glick said...



*I think I spelled "guy" wrong, I meant "condescending A-hole".

Ben Pearson said...

Not my fault. You come up in here "dropping knowledge" like you're insulting me, and I have no choice but to respond with equal veracity.

Alan Trehern said...

I'm sorry Ben. You're not an A-Hole.