Tuesday, Feb. 03, 2009

I Hate Huckabees

Warning: Video contains explicit language

Behind the scenes of 2004's I Heart Huckabees, life, it seems, was as chaotic as the finished product. Consider this: two videos of confrontations between Lily Tomlin and director David O. Russell. The one above features Tomlin laying it down on Russell while shooting a car scene. (Check out Dustin Hoffman, calm and collected.) F bombs abound, and in a second video, Russell even knocks a stack of papers off a table in frustration with Tomlin's inability to take direction. Tomlin later laughed off the fallout, saying, "I love David. There was a lot of pressure in making the movie — even the way it came out, you could see it was a very free-associative, crazy movie, and David was under a tremendous amount of pressure." Riiight.