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July 22, 2009 1:37 PM   Subscribe

Mark Twain & Mary Baker Eddy, a film by Val Kilmer.
posted by hermitosis (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I was really hoping that this would be like Tracy Jordan's Jefferson with Val Kilmer hamming his way through every role.
posted by bunnytricks at 1:40 PM on July 22, 2009

You could always just go to his house.
posted by hermitosis at 1:42 PM on July 22, 2009

What the hell did I just skip through without audio
posted by stresstwig at 1:49 PM on July 22, 2009

I'm thinking this is supposed to be a joke, but I can't tell.
posted by xmutex at 1:59 PM on July 22, 2009

You could always just go to his house.
posted by Greg Nog at 2:15 PM on July 22, 2009

Guess it's not a joke.
posted by xmutex at 2:41 PM on July 22, 2009

I wonder why it is that a Missourian is god damn near always voiced by Foghorn Leghorn.
posted by middleclasstool at 2:54 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]

Wow. Just wow.

Many years ago I had a dream -- probably the most vivid dream I've ever had -- where I was trapped in a dark and scary place that I just had to get out of. The only way out of this place was an escalator made out of water (that's the best description I can come up with -- think waterfall flowing upwards that you can stand on and ride). But it was broken and there was no other way out of the scary dark place.

Just when I was about to curl up and hope for death, Mary Baker Eddy appeared out of nowhere and fixed the damn thing, and I rode it upward into the clear warm light of day.

Understand that I have long identified as an atheist and/or agnostic (depending on your definition of those terms) and continue to, and that at the time of the dream to this day I know little or nothing about Eddy or the Church of Christ, Scientest. How she wound up in my dream is a mystery to me. But this is fascinating, and I am also a huge fan of Twain. I can't wait to see this movie. Thanks for the post!
posted by trip and a half at 4:00 PM on July 22, 2009

er 'Scientist'.
posted by trip and a half at 4:02 PM on July 22, 2009

I'll watch this solely because Kilmer's commentary track on the David Mamet movie "Spartan" is hilariously awesome.
posted by the bricabrac man at 4:25 PM on July 22, 2009

posted by nola at 8:55 PM on July 22, 2009

My primary impression of Val Kilmer, having bumped into him now and then is that he often smells bad.
posted by signalnine at 9:51 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]

"Shame on you, Mr. Clemens."
posted by steef at 6:31 AM on July 23, 2009

My friend works at the MBE Museum and confirms that Mr. Kilmer has been been visiting, though no one ever sees him. He just haunts the place with his inscrutable presence.

Two interesting people, though. Not sure how I feel about the preview there, but I'm interested in them now.
posted by es_de_bah at 7:23 AM on July 23, 2009

Val "The Elbow" Kilmer
posted by joe defroster at 4:29 PM on July 23, 2009

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