So, in honor of the Oscars that recently happened (I was not able to watch), Queridorafa and AriennaLee have submitted a list of “Tennis Oscar” nominations. This is a fabulous idea, and I’d like to chime in with my own nominations featuring DelPo and Nalbandian!
1.The Last Samurai (El Último Sammooorái):
Tom Cruise should be ashamed of himself, because Juan Martin del Potro would make a most excellent samurai. He’s mastered the footwear already (very important).
3. Juan & Juanita, the salad-themed remake of Julie & Julia:
It just looks like a bowlful of celery sticks with some tomatoes thrown in, but something glorious happens by the end of the movie.
3. The Fast & Furious XVI: Tandil Locomotion
Outfit (one-size only) sold separately from movie ticket.
4. “300^2” (starring David Nalbandian)
The dramatic production award: David Nalbandian acts in a commercial for a migraine medication called Tafirol. You may want to take some first, before watching.
You know how people say that 10-15 years later, everyone will laugh at Avatar’s CGI effects, because they will be so out of date? Well, I hope Nalby’s commercial never goes out of date, because it’s too awesome — the intro, the costume, and the dead-panned seriousness that only El Rey can bring to such a comically splashy venture.
In a recent interview, Nalby said he’d like Robert de Niro or Jack Nicholson to play him in a movie. Interpret that as you will 😉
5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (The DelPandian Story)
Finally, we have a love story, featuring ice-cream and a soundtrack—
Moon river, wider than a mile / I’m crossing you in style, someday
Oh dream maker, you heartbreaker—
Whereever you’re goin’,
I’m goin’ your way
Two drifters, off to see the world / There’s such a lot of world to see—
We’re after the same rainbow’s end / Waitin’ ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me
That was the only movie that came to mind with these two. I keep thinking Nalby is the Holly Golightly here? Clearly, I did not think this through enough. In the DelPandian remake, I’d like Clive Owen to play DelPo’s role. Holly Golightly’s nameless cat is the Cavis Dup. Nobody dare mention the cat by name in the presence of these two.
Needless to say, the DelPandian version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is still in production. It’s scheduled for release in 2012 or 2013-4, or — stop asking me when! Just keep patient!