Friday, August 9, 2013

Good Will Hunting

16 years since this movie, and it is still an amazing specimen.

Think about the first time you saw this movie.

For me, it was at least 7 years ago, and rewatching it now, I can't believe my parents let me see it then. With every third word being "fuck".

I mentioned this to a close friend, and they said they had sat down to watch it with their mother...who couldn't believe she had watched it with her own mother, with the language in the movie.

But in the bigger picture, it was the start of great careers for two of the greatest actors of the Modern Day.

Whilst Ben Affleck and Matt Damon had been in a few movies before this, this was to be the moment they revealed themselves to the world.

Two nobody kids, writing a movie, and casting themselves as the lead. All the while pulling in Robin Williams and Stellan SkarsgÄrd.

The movie took in $138 million (by inflation standards, that is almost $200 million today).

And now, they are two of the biggest names out there.

If that movie came out today, it would bring in their total numbers, in the opening weekend...but it would cost 10X as much to make, as their own cuts would have to be larger.

"If the Professor calls about that job, just tell him, sorry, I had to go see about a girl."

...where is my Stanford?...

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