Okay, so I’m posting again. Sue me.
Last night I finally got to watch the commentary part of my Jerry Maguire DVD. It was so awesome. The coolest part was that it wasn’t standard audio commentary, but VIDEO, which meant the top half of the screen was Cuba Gooding, Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger and Cameron Crowe (love.him.love.him) sitting in chairs, and the lower half was the movie playing, so you got to watch them watching the movie and talking about it as it played.
What really struck me, honestly, was how different Tom Cruise was than everyone else. I mean, there’s Cameron Crowe, kicking back like a normal guy: he looked like someone you’d chat with while in line at Starbucks, or whatever. Same with Cuba Gooding and Renee. But even for a video commentary, Tom Cruise is wearing a hat and sunglasses. Like we might somehow jump through the TV and accost him or something. Halfway through the movie he took off his sunglasses. But it was really interesting to see how he, in my opinion, was very aware of his reactions to the movie, like he never forgot for one second how any expression on his face or anything he said might somehow be interpreted in a way not favorable to his image. Whereas everyone else was just really, really honest and open. I don’t know. It made me feel sad for him in a way, which is so weird because the guy has, on the surface, everything. He didn’t even seem real.
Anyway. The movie is great, of course. Cameron Crowe is a god to me. I know I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating.
Meanwhile, next on my wishlist, and coming soon: Sex and The City, the third season. May 21st. Can’t wait!