Friday, April 01, 2005

Spring practice: The media blackout is over!

No, it's not an April Fool's joke. There are lots of updates about what's going on with this spring's football workouts. Just go here, here and here.

FORD, PHILLIPS DO A GOOD DEED: Former Clemson coach Danny Ford and current athletic director Terry Don Phillips will help promote fundraisers for the treatment of mental health problems in South Carolina.

THE FRIDAY FIVE: OK, here goes:

1) What's the one movie you've seen more times than any other?
Hmmm. Tough to say. It's close between Animal House, Caddyshack, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.
2) If you could turn one book, comic book or other print story into a feature-length movie, what story would you pick and why?
I would do Bonfire of the Vanities, only I'd do it right. The first film version of this wonderful book sucked on so many levels. I was expecting so much, but it was deeply, deeply disappointing.
3) Whom would you cast?
I'd keep Tom Hanks (he was the only good choice, and the only character in the movie who resembled a character from the book) and ditch Bruce Willis (he was a Brit in the novel) and Melanie Griffith (she was an exotic-looking brunette in the book -- and she was supposed to be from South Carolina, too). Speaking of Griffith, is it just me, or does anyone else think she's a horrible actress? (She's really bad in Bonfire.) Frankly, I've never understood her appeal.
4) What one movie would you like to see "updated for the year 2005"? (Ie, a remake)
How about A Clockwork Orange? We're a little closer to the future that the film foresaw.
5) What one movie are you most looking forward to this year?
This year? Hmm. Can't really say yet. This Sin City thing looks kind of intriguing, though.

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