Friday, June 25, 2010

Confessions of an Imaginative Mind

Chuck Barris (on the right, holding the Gong) was/is an outrageous person. The visionary behind 'The Dating Game' and 'The Gong Show' wrote an auto-biography in 1984 claiming to have moonlighted as a covert CIA agent! Highly unlikely, and Barris these days doesn't confirm or deny the veracity of this claim.. This deserved to be a movie, and who better to write the screenplay than surrealism specialist Charlie Kaufman ("Being John Malkovich", "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind"). We saw the movie yesterday and today, and it was a hoot! Barris is played by the talented, a-dork-able Sam Rockwell (on the left, in the leather jacket), who I saw on stage two months back in 'A Behanding In Spokane,' which starred Christopher Walken... Watch the preview:

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