"Hanks walks on and gets huge laughs by pretending to squint at the teleprompter: "Thank you, Howard. It's a great honor (SQUINTS) to be here today (SQUINTS) to deliver (SQUINTS) these heartfelt comments about Sony's new SXRD High-Definition Television.""
But I'm more interested in a bit of dialogue between Howard and Grazer. The duo, whose last collaboration, Cinderella Man, was one of the most infamous flops of a landmark low box office year, used the opportunity to agressively push moviegoing-as-mantra. At the end of a section of the talk on Sony's new digital theatrical projectors, Grazer said, "There are five or six movies every year that are a social experience ... I only want to see them by driving to a theater." Howard concurred: "Nothing's going to replace the shared social experience of going to a theater." Just keep on saying it, Ronnie ... eventually, even you'll believe it.