The coolest thing ever™ just happened (again)

I've used that ™ a lot lately. And by "a lot," I mean, "twice."

I guess the last time it happened was when Dave read my letter. This time, a cast member from the one and only Napoleon Dynamite emailed me.

Yep, that's right. Trevor Snarr, who played Don, read "Thanks a lot, Trevor," clicked the Feedback link, and wrote some feedback. He was probably Googling himself, but there's no shame in that. I do it every day. How else would I keep track of my search ranking for "i'm awesome"? (Third page on Google right now.)

Of course I immediately felt bad for writing a negative comment about him, because I never thought that he would actually read it. He wasn't hostile at all in his response. He confirmed that Napoleon Dynamite was his first film, and said that he auditioned for it and didn't know anyone. He even asked for suggestions about what he could have done better. I emailed him back, admitting that I really don't have a clue what I'm talking about when it comes to acting, but pinned my comment down to his reaction shots, in which I thought that he appeared to be "trying too hard." I know that "acting is reacting" but for me it just didn't work. Of course, that is probably how his character would act anyway, so I really can't blame Trevor. Plus, his other scenes (scenes where he has dialogue) have no problems. I was also unable to find any negative comments about him on other websites. I ended up blaming the awkwardness on the editor, because that's probably the job I'd have in film, and when in doubt, doubt yourself. "When in doubt, doubt yourself." Did I just coin a new saying?

Alright I think I'm beginning to ramble. I have class in four hours and I haven't slept yet. I would have been in bed an hour ago, but I got an email from a movie star. Thanks a lot, Trevor!

Posted: Wednesday - March 23, 2005 at 02:57 AM