Monday, October 17, 2005

Beatrice and Joe Bob Briggs

Ron Hogan announced he will interview Joe Bob Briggs in New York in November. I'm hoping he's writing a transcript of this.
I've always found Joe Bob entertaining, ever since I watched his show when it was on Showtime. (It later moved to TNT and suffered from a lesser selection of movies. I'm not sure it's on at all anymore.) That's where I first saw "The Warriors" and "Basket Case III." Classic. I used to subscribe to his newsletter, which kept me up on the film career of Shannon Tweed and other such luminaries.
I also enjoyed his men's movement parody "Iron Joe Bob." Briggs has got a new book out called Profoundly Erotic: Sexy Movies That Changed History, which is what Hogan will talk to him about.
Coincidentally, I was just thinking about Joe Bob today when I was writing about King of Kong Island (on my Giant Monster Blog). Joe Bob used to always use the phrase "too much plot getting in the way of the story." And that's almost the perfect way to describe "Kong Island."

6 comments:

Anthony J. Rapino said...

Hey, cool blog. I joined up to NaNo WriMo this year too. I added you to my links.

Brian said...

Hey AJR, thanks for the link and thanks for stopping by. Good luck with Nanowrimo, I'll keep a watch on Tales of Twilight.
Brian.

writerfella said...

writerfella wishes to report that Joe Bob no longer is on any of the Turner channels, and that writerfella did see him in bit parts in a couple of films that only Joe Bob would have shown. And writerfella even did the outre` once by correcting Joe Bob on the subject of science fiction westerns.

Brian said...

Thanks fella. Didn't know Joe Bob had appeared in any movies besides his cameo in Casino.
Science fiction westerns, aye? I don't remember too many of those. I do remember liking Oblivion, though it's been years since I watched it.
Brian.

writerfella said...

SF westerns include: THE VALLEY OF GWANGI, THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN, and TREMORS 4.
-- writerfella

Brian said...

The Valley of Gwangi I've seen and enjoyed. I haven't seen the others. I didn't know Tremors had made it to a 4th movie. Interesting. I know nothing of The Beast of Hollow Mountain. What's that about?

Brian.