Was Ben Affleck truly “The Bomb in Phantoms, yo?”(Jason “Jay” Derris & Robert “Silent Bob” Blutarsky,Leonardo, NJ)

I couldn’t take my eyes of Joanna Going. Was Ben in that movie? Fact is, Ben and a lot of good people were in it — not least of all Peter O’Toole, a great guy — and it drove me crazy how the suspense would be cranked up in one scene and vitiated in the next. I’m sure it made Ben nuts, too, though he was able to go straight from our little project to a huge hit! I have written about the painfulness of film adaptation, and some day I will write much about my bizarre experiences on this one.

Posted on: May 19, 2010

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