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January 6, 2011 12:42 PM   Subscribe

The A.V. Club sits down with W. Earle Brown -- Deadwood's Dan Dority -- in a fascinating and far-ranging interview about his experiences on the show, and what could have been.
posted by auto-correct (38 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
The fact that Steve Earle and W. Earle Brown are good friends is like right out of some twisted RPF I didn't even know I wanted to write.
posted by muddgirl at 12:54 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


It says that his performance as Meat Loaf lives on in YouTube but I can't find any clips.

I would like to see such clips.
posted by Joe Beese at 12:58 PM on January 6, 2011


deadwood + steve earle? is this heaven???
posted by nathancaswell at 12:59 PM on January 6, 2011


This is going to make me sad all over again about Deadwood being canceled isn't it? Fuck, I was just getting over that.
posted by HumanComplex at 1:06 PM on January 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


Thanks for this, auto-correct! Can we all just sit around talking about Deadwood for the rest of the day, please?
posted by S'Tella Fabula at 1:10 PM on January 6, 2011


God rest the souls of that poor family... and pussy's half price for the next 15 minutes.
posted by kbanas at 1:11 PM on January 6, 2011


Can we fucking sit the fuck around and fucking talk about fucking Deadwood for the fucking rest of the fucking day, please?

FTFY
posted by found missing at 1:12 PM on January 6, 2011


FTFY, cocksucker.

FTFY.
posted by pts at 1:18 PM on January 6, 2011 [7 favorites]


AVC: Is this the movie where you smoked pot with Woody Harrelson?

WEB: [Pauses.] Where did you hear that? Did I tell you that?

AVC: You talked about it in a Deadwood fan-forum Q&A several years ago.

WEB: [Laughs.] Oh, man. Well… Yeah, it was.
This is why I love the AV Club random roles so fucking much. They really do their research and it shows.
posted by muddgirl at 1:21 PM on January 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


A great interview. I wish David Milch would write a book about writing.
posted by Bookhouse at 1:24 PM on January 6, 2011


SAN FRANCISCO COCKSUCKER!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:30 PM on January 6, 2011


SAN FRANCISCO COCKSUCKER!

A sure sign that Deadwood has been off the air for too long is when it takes almost a full hour for that comment to get posted.
posted by auto-correct at 1:40 PM on January 6, 2011


Is anyone else watching "Justified" as "Deadwood Methadone"? Can't wait for that to come back...
posted by JoanArkham at 1:43 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


WU.
SWAYJUN.
HANG DAI.
posted by entropicamericana at 1:43 PM on January 6, 2011


Sorry, still upset about the cancellation
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:45 PM on January 6, 2011


Is there a German compound word for being unable to read a phrase without hearing it in your head as the actor said it?

"Good news, everyone!"
"San Francisco Cocksucker!"
posted by found missing at 1:47 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, I was trying to resist buying the complete Deadwood blu-ray set, but this may have pushed me over the edge. Thanks a fuckin' lot, you hooplehead.
posted by entropicamericana at 1:48 PM on January 6, 2011


You know, I sort of snicker at people who still hold a candle for the tv show Serenity. I mean, it was a good enough show, I guess, but years after it had been cancelled, they still seem to think it's possible that they'll get the gang back together. I just realized that I sort of feel the same way about Deadwood. For years since the show was on, I'd be watching some other drama on TV and I'd ask my wife, "where the hell have I see this actor before?" and she learned after awhile that the answer was always "Deadwood."
posted by crunchland at 2:19 PM on January 6, 2011


Sorry, still upset about the cancellation

another reason to thrash Ian McShane.
posted by clavdivs at 2:26 PM on January 6, 2011


another reason to thrash Ian McShane

Huh? Why was it his fault?
posted by IanMorr at 2:40 PM on January 6, 2011


SAN FRANCISCO COCKSUCKER!

Everyone forgets Yankton cocksuckers.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:02 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


You know, I sort of snicker at people who still hold a candle for the tv show Serenity. I mean, it was a good enough show, I guess, but years after it had been cancelled, they still seem to think it's possible that they'll get the gang back together.

No, we don't, and that's why we're sad.
posted by flaterik at 3:04 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


So apparently they were never going to make the moves. Milch told him:
Yeah, we were offered two movies or six episodes to wrap it up. But I don’t want to mess with what we’ve already created by this truncated timeline. Fuck it, it’s over. It’s cancelled.
And Jerry Cantrell, Lemmy Kilmister, Scott Ian, and 2/3 of ZZ Top are in the background during the eyeball fight.
posted by kirkaracha at 3:13 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow. Dude's name-dropping is a bit off-putting.
posted by mudpuppie at 3:18 PM on January 6, 2011


I sort of snicker at people who still hold a candle for the tv show Serenity

The show was Firefly, the movie was Serenity. Cocksucker.

I jest, but really don't rile up the Whedonites
posted by boubelium at 3:43 PM on January 6, 2011


W. Earl Brown as Meat Loaf
posted by gubo at 4:36 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


The show was Firefly, the movie was Serenity. Cocksucker. --- Ah. Yes. Sorry about that.
posted by crunchland at 7:14 PM on January 6, 2011


Huh? Why was it his fault?

hey, watch E.T. they have all the skinny.
posted by clavdivs at 7:49 PM on January 6, 2011


Holy crap. I had no idea he was Warren in There’s Something About Mary.
posted by Cyrano at 9:00 PM on January 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


So I tell anybody if you ever encounter [Steve Earle], call him "Hooplehead Steve the Horse-Fucker."

I am absolutely going to do that. Right before Steve Earle has me killed.
posted by greenland at 9:31 PM on January 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Earl, not Earle. It's right there in the url.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:35 PM on January 6, 2011


(W. Earl Brown, that is, not Steve Earle.)
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:36 PM on January 6, 2011


The UREarl?
posted by kirkaracha at 9:55 PM on January 6, 2011


I now call people "hoopleheads" as a test. If they chuckle at that, we can be friends.

If they don't, then I know they're an ignorant horse-fucking cocksucker.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 9:57 PM on January 6, 2011


Deadwood + Lemmy. Lemmy.


Lemmy.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:51 PM on January 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


I stand by my Earle!
posted by greenland at 9:02 AM on January 7, 2011


The SO and I just finished season 3 last night, so this was really fun to read. I've spent most of today scouring the internet for behind the scenes clips and other interviews just trying to prolong my Deadwood experience.

Oh, and if you're a Deadwood fan and haven't seen Winter's Bone, you're missing out on a Sol Star and Mr. W/Jack McCall reunion.
posted by joan cusack the second at 12:32 PM on January 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


If they don't, then I know they're an ignorant horse-fucking cocksucker.

Worse: a Yankton cocksucker who will be bringing laws and every damn thing here.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:38 PM on January 7, 2011


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