I'm going to the San Diego Comic Con this year, but I decided kind of late. So all the nearby hotels were full, which meant that I had to find some other place to stay. And because I have no self-control, I'm going to be staying at the magnificent Hotel del Coronado, an enormous historic hotel on the beach. It'll be great!
Now, this hotel has been in a number of classic movies, because it looks so great. For example, Some Like It Hot. And this one, The Stunt Man, starring Peter O'Toole as a crazy movie director and Steve Railsback as some kind of Vietnam Vet who's on the run from the law and hiding out as a stunt man. It's not really clear what it's about, to be honest. Mostly it's about Peter O'Toole being enigmatic and fascinating. This is one of the eight (eight!) movies he got an Oscar nomination for, and I can see why. He spends entire scenes sitting in a chair hung from an overhead crane, and it mysteriously carries him around (because the director loves to move the camera) and up stairs and next to the other actors. It lets him move while sitting regally the whole time, and it's an interesting effect. Although I did wonder if we were supposed to think O'Toole was moving it himself with the power of his mind or something.
The movie they're making is all over the Hotel del Coronado, which makes me even more excited for San Diego. And I've wanted to stay there since I was but a small child.