2nd post in my occasional series! (Well, okay, I’m pretty sure I posted about it on Twitter once.) Just an occasional call-out for a truly great, joyful, charming, funny name spotted in the long list of credits to a film or TV show, something to make you smile.
And, ta-da… Today, to bring you happy news of an amazingly-monickered individual, I have to… admit that I watched Did You Hear About The Morgans? on Netflix. Well, I did! I liked it, too! Certainly, amongst the dearth of decent rom-coms on Netflix – and, yikes, they really have to step up their game in that regard – it qualifies as a minor classic. Especially Mary Steenburgen tooling around as Mary Wheeler, the down-home country-gal special agent who plays with guns like they’re comic-book figurines brand-new in package. And Hugh Grant, running away from slightly bemused bears. (They seemed like a good match, Hugh and the bear. Maybe more than him and Parker.)
Never mind the film, though. (Well, do mind it. Watch it. I swear it’s good! Good enough that I watched it in English, French, and Spanish. So far. Must check if it’s available in Polish.) But the name! What’s the memorable, funny, fabulous name in the credits?
Ta-da! Quirt Hunt, that’s who? Now, I don’t know who Quirt is, or what he does. But he has a pretty amazing name, right?
Especially if it’s not just rhyming slang, an alternative to Alan Smithee for someone who didn’t want to be credited for their work on a Hugh Grant vehicle. Big shout out to you, Quirt. You, Hugh and the bear, I hope you had a fabulous time making this cute and daffy little film.
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