Nice To Meetcha

“My name is Molly” was first spoken in a good film by a cool actor (i.e., Joe Don Baker) in the legendary Charley Varrick (’73). The line returns in this scene between Ryan Gosling and whatsername…Evan Rachel Wood in George Clooney‘s The Ides of March.

No, I don’t think anyone had this in mind when the line was written or when this scene was shot. But the instant I heard Wood say it, I immediately thought of Charley Varrick . Right away, less than second…wham.

The Ides of March will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on 8.31.11 — i.e., tomorrow night. Reviews will be in sometime later tomorrow morning or early afternoon. Here‘s the trailer.

  • For me, JDB will always be…MITCHELL! For better or worse. What a long list of films he’s been in and the quality level being just as broad.

    Ides looks like a winner to me.

  • George Prager

    I wouldn’t be so sure. When he was promoting CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND, he said that Aram Avakian’s END OF THE ROAD was an influence.

  • Hollis Mulwray

    The sight of JDB makes me wonder why Phil Karlson’s WALKING TALL is not on DVD. Anyone know?

  • moviemaniac2002

    Baker’s best line in ‘Varrick”…in case you didn’t already get that his character is one evil bastard….after pummelling a black man in front of his children…

    …”Not many men speak to me in that tone of voice….few caucasians…and not a single nigra…”

    And after that, both he and Clint Eastwood share the cinematic honor of beating Andrew Robinson into a

    blood soaked, human pudding.