But a true champion, face to face with his darkest hour, will do whatever it takes to rise above. A man fights, and fights and then fights some more. Because surrender is death, and death is for pussies.
A few years after graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1998, David Gordon Green found critical success with his debut feature, George Washington, a lyrical coming-of-age story set in the rural South. Since then, his career has taken a number of exciting and unpredictable turns, moving from small-budget character studies (All the Real Girls) to a star-studded stoner comedy (Pineapple Express) and TV shows as varied as Eastbound & Down and Red Oaks. This week, the Criterion Channel’s Short + Feature pairs George Washington with another intimate portrait of adolescence, Clu Gulager’s Cannes-award-nominated 1969 short A Day with the Boys, a grad-school discovery that had a profound impact on Green’s filmmaking style. With the program premiering on the Channel today, I chatted with Green over email about his love for Gulager’s film and his memories of studying and working in North Carolina.
More than you! All you know is how to shut people out.
Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Can you feel the tension? I can! I can feel it...down in my plums. They're getting a nice bluish hue. Gettin' ready to take 'em to the farmer's market. Special offer, two plums for one!
DEAN CREATIONS CHALLENGE | envydean vs @deans-colette ↳ Prompt: Quotes from Other Shows | “But a true champion, face to face with his darkest hour, will do whatever it takes to rise above.” (Eastbound & Down)