Thursday, 1 March 2012

I Dream of Cox

“Goddamn, you play a mean banjo!”
-Drew (Ronny Cox), Deliverance

Well, that is possibly the dodgiest blog post title I have ever conjured up.

Last night, I had a dream that I was back at uni (we're talking ten years here, worryingly enough) and that a seminar was being led by none other than Ronny Cox.

If he seems familiar, you might remember him playing the no.2 exec Dick Jones in Paul Verhoven's SF masterpiece, RoboCop.

He also played Mars administrator Vilos Cohaagen in Total Recall (again directed by Verhoven).

Older readers might also recall (pun intended) Cox as the law-abider and reluctant cohort Drew Ballinger in Deliverance.

In short, he's a bit of a ledge. Why I had a dream about him, I've no idea. But anyway- this dream, yeah? I went to this seminar, then I and a few other students managed to coerce him into coming to the pub with us. He was pleasant enough, smiling and generally answering our nerdy movie questions, and I was trying really hard to get my picture taken with him. I don't think I managed in the end.

Freudists- please help me decipher this dream. I may even attempt to contact Mr Cox himself to get his perspective.

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