Overheard in Hollywood…about Russell Crowe, strewth!


I am very, very, very old school when it comes to certain things in the digital era, I don’t do selfies at events or parties, I suppose it’s not because I disapprove, it’s just not something I’m adept at.

However, I’m really, really, good at eavesdropping. Overheard the night before the Oscars, let’s just say it was a private affair.

Can’t you just IMAGINE the conversation between Crowe and whichever thug at CAA he’s signed to  (said with love – would sign with them in a heartbeat – remind me to tell you the story of opening the back kitchen door to Bryan Lourd at Carrie Fisher’s house some time).

RC: Noah? The character’s called Noah?

Agent: That’s right.

RC: So what does this guy Noah do? Bit of an old fashioned name for an action hero bloke don’t you think?

Agent: We like to think of Noah as the Original Man of Action.

RC: Strewth! THAT Noah?

Agent: Y-es.

RC: Wowzer.

Agent: You did play Superman’s father…

RC: That’s because it was a heck of a lot of money.

Agent: This is more.

RC: Let’s build an Ark, men!

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  1. March 6, 2014

    we adore eavesdropping too.


    • March 6, 2014

      A vital source for authors, don’t you think?
      Speaking of which, when do I get to read “Emerald”?
      xox, V

      • March 6, 2014



        would you really like to see the manuscript?

        digitally ok?

        or a print out at some later date and dropped off when one comes for tea?


      • March 6, 2014


        I have to think about that for a second.

        Digitally — excellent…

        but we still have to have tea!

        you tell me when 🙂 .

  2. March 6, 2014

    No other reason to make that flick!

  3. March 6, 2014

    Dearest V
    Delicious eavesdropping of an decidedly undelicious prospect motion picture wise.., la Crowe as Noah!?!
    Jeeez Louise.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • March 7, 2014

      I feel mean saying this, because Aronofsky has done some visually arresting movies – really gorgeous – but to me this looks like a video game:

      • March 9, 2014

        Dearest V
        Sadly, it would not be alone in that these days in cinema.
        Agreed though, Mr A has done some very interesting, if at time troubling, work before.
        And trailers can, like talk shows, cheapen.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • March 9, 2014

        You are quite right, I will give him the benefit of the doubt!

  4. George Kaplan
    March 6, 2014

    Ahahahahaha! I couldn’t believe it when I saw the trailer to that thing; I look forward to a few years time when they release Noah 2 Judgment Day and Noah 3D The Revenge (shot back-to-back).
    Tell Carrie Fisher story, please. We like Carrie tales (that’s the Royal “We”!).

    • March 6, 2014

      “The sequels came in two by two….”

    • March 7, 2014

      Oh, drat! I was eavesdropping, so I don’t know the Carrie Fisher story. But, if I play my cards right I might be able to find out 😉 .

  5. March 7, 2014

    I saw some stills from this today and couldn’t stop laughing. Rusty as SuperNoah. Brilliant….

    • March 7, 2014

      Am I allowed to say that I chuckled through the trailer? It is very superhero!

      • March 8, 2014

        I just watched the trailer above…. Hmmmm… Now I have an uncontrollable urge to watch LOTR. SuperNoah, Lord of the Boat? 😀
        (Anthony Hopkins looks very much like Bernard Hill did when he was the (heavily powdered) King of Rohan.)

      • March 8, 2014

        Bwahahaha! That is priceless!


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