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Departed press
  • A transcript from one of the three (at least) press conferences for The Departed last week is available in two parts: here and here. There is no mention in the transcript of other film projects, such as a Bourne Ultimatum update. Thanks to Arnzilla at the Totally Unnecessary Departed Board.

    Matt was also included in interview clips on Extra, The Insider and Access Hollywood. The extended interview from Access Hollywood is available here, and the Extra clip here. With thanks to Clooney Network, here are the downloaded clips from The Insider and Extra.

    Other interview excerpts and random items are at the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald, including:


    But there’s someone in Matt's life that he knows won't be so comfortable with the mob flick - his mom, Nancy Carlsson Paige.

    Damon told Edwards his mother's approval is hard won in films as graphically bloody as "The Departed."

    "My mom's been a teacher and has always been against violence in films," he said. "I will not do a movie with gratuitous violence (but) in this one it's necessary given the subject matter of the Irish mob."

    So will Mom skip the flick?

    "She'll go," said her son, flashing that matinee idol smile.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 20th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Entertainment show clips

    Thanks for all the links to the interviews! I missed most of them, so I'm glad you gave us links. I only saw the one where an Access interviewer (a woman) gave Matt a pink, frilly gift bag with a pair of jeans for himself and his daughter in it. Weird, yes? Must have been a product endorsement 'cause why else would they do this? Matt was sweet about it. -- Anyway, just wanted to say how much I appreciate all your hard work! Thanks! Mooncrow
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 20th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Entertainment show clips

    It's not really a product endorsement, but brown-nosing by the host to the talent. Happens quite often for birthdays or significant events (ie a present is given at the first available opportunity to the guest, who doesn't really know what to do with it).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 21st, 2006 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
    >So will Mom skip the flick?

    >"She'll go," said her son, flashing that matinee idol smile.

    Wow. My mom wouldn't even see me when I was in a dinky production of "The Vagina Monologues." Nancy is one cool mom to be so accepting of her son's work, especially considering her background as an educator.

    Felicity, quick question that's been bugging me for a long time. You may or may not know the answer, because it's not directly related to Matt, but let me bounce it off you anyway: there was a short, short lived cartoon on Comedy Central about a George Clooney-ish celebrity. In one episode, Matt and Ben were portrayed as two guys who spoke in unison and cleaned the main character's pool. Do you have any idea what that show was called?

    Sorry if that got too off topic, but I figured if anyone would know the answer, it would be you. :)

    -Stephanie
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 21st, 2006 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
    Except I'm not in the US and don't have cable...

    Haven't heard about the show, except for similar Family Guy parodies (but I presume it's not that one).

    But, I liked that there was a GWH reference on Futurama last week (as shown in Australia)...
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 21st, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
    >Except I'm not in the US and don't have cable...

    Right, sorry, I keep on forgetting that. :)

    >Haven't heard about the show, except for similar Family Guy parodies (but >I presume it's not that one).

    'Parodies?' There's more than one? I thought there was just that one where Brian is encouraging his students to become famous writers, like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

    >But, I liked that there was a GWH reference on Futurama last week (as >shown in Australia)...

    "ROBOT HOUSE!!!" LOL. I assume you mean the college ep with the "How do you like them bananas" line? Classic. :D

    -Stephanie
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 23rd, 2006 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)
    Yep, that was the reference (switching channels and got lucky).

    I've never seen Family Guy either, but I thought there was more than one reference that I've seen discussed.
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