Did you guys realize that Napoleon Dynamite is an old pseudonym of Elvis Costello. He used it in the credits of Blood & Chocolate.

Is 24-year-old writer/director/Mormon Jared Hess a big Elvis fan? Actually no, learns Entertainment Weekly:

Jared Hess: Two days before the end of shooting, a high-school-age extra asks, “This is based on the Elvis Costello alias, right?” “I went, Whaaat?” Had I known that name was used by anybody else prior to shooting the whole film, it definitely would have been changed … I listen to hip-hop, dude. It’s a pretty embarrassing coincidence.

Hess tells the mag that the quirky handle belonged to an old Italian man he met doing missionary work in Chicago a few years ago.

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Also: Three nights with Elvis Costello, serial collaborationist.

Comments (18)
  1. embarrassing? cretin. eh, I wasn’t going to watch it anyway, seems a bit too self-consciously quirky.

  2. some say best movie evers.

    doesnt hurt that they threw me in the movie’s commerical: http://thighswideshut.org/2004/07/almost-shameless.html

  3. Hey Scott…Not sure if you (or even they) have read this yet, but in the latest Blender, with Dave Chappelle on its cover, they name-drop your audiophile friends on their annual “Hot List” (They’re #88).

    It reads: “Audioblogs…They’re just like regular Weblogs, except they also include mp3s–new ones every day, often including rare or not-yet-released songs. Fluxblog, Soul Sides, and Tofu Hut are three of the best, curated by crate-digging fanatics.”

    That’s pretty excellent…and it’s on page 82 of the magazine.

  4. what a lamer. the character is far more elvis costello awkward than hip hop unpopular, anyway.

  5. michael  |   Posted on Jul 11th, 2004 0

    fucking HI-larious film. “tina, come get some ham!”

    and wtf is that dude talking about? how the fuck many people are named napoleon dynamite?????

    “HECK YES!”

  6. “What’s that?”
    “It’s a time machine. Don’t touch it, it’s Uncle Rico’s.”

  7. Great. I hereby take back every good word I’ve ever written about this film.

  8. Great. I hereby take back every good thing I’ve ever written about this film…

  9. Ick, I couldn’t stand the film. I’d like my money back.

    N

  10. astralgirl01  |   Posted on Jul 13th, 2004 0

    High-freaking-larious. The scene with the time machine RULES. As well as LaFonduh!!!!

  11. napoleonhimself  |   Posted on Aug 5th, 2004 0

    It’s La Fawnduh. IDIOT!! Uhhhhhh…….

  12. Jared Hess is a moron  |   Posted on Dec 27th, 2004 0

    I predict a very short, uneventful career for Mr. Hess.

  13. Ink Blot  |   Posted on Jan 29th, 2005 0

    I think that they all screwed themselves…. what other movies could they act in…. unless of course Napoleon Dynamite 2 comes else.

  14. “UHHHH”
    “EAT ALL THE FREAKEN CHIPS KIP”

    “IT LOOKS LIKE A MID-EVIL WARRIOR”

    directors note: After uncle rico throws the steak at napoleon’s face and his glasses fly off, and kip say’s thats what im talking about look at how PEDRO takes off on his bike he like hops with one foot like he is starting a motorcycle..lol

  15. “UHHHH”
    “EAT ALL THE FREAKEN CHIPS KIP”

    “IT LOOKS LIKE A MID-EVIL WARRIOR”

    directors note: After uncle rico throws the steak at napoleon’s face and his glasses fly off, and kip say’s thats what im talking about look at how PEDRO takes off on his bike he like hops with one foot like he is starting a motorcycle..lol

  16. These comments are hilarious now that Napolean Dynamite has a cult following, jumpstarted a career for Jon Heder, and now has its on TV series.

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