So today at work a set dresser found this note in a set we were wrapping. Real? Creative fiction of a bored extra? Being an actor is hard. All of that rejection…. But this made me laugh. It’s like a hand written note from Stewart Smally.
This blog follows my exploits through the worlds of film, food, family and drink.
We are being forced to move out of the house we rent, so of course we’re going through our crap. Hmmm. I could justify keeping this because what happens if the net goes down and imdb with it? I think at that point getting a copy of a movie that is not net based won’t be that easy.
On the other hand this book could become very valuable in a post apocalyptic, net free world.
Decisions, decisions, decisions.
There is cold and then there is COLD!
Ice separates from a stop sign in Canada
damnit quebec, even your weird ice forms are separatists
Best Quebec separatist joke ever.
I just rewatched Red State on Netflix. I originally saw the film when Kevin Smith was touring with the film throughout the country, before he did a wider, general release. I liked the film when I saw it then and I liked it on repeat viewing.
As I was about to write this post and encourage people to check it out, I went back and rewatched the trailers. It’s interesting watching the trailers, because I don’t think that they really give a full picture of the depth of the film. I suppose that the trailers do what they are suppose to do and sell to a particular audience. The film is bloody and has lots of guns and scenes that you might see in an exploitation type film, but Smith is discussing a lot of interesting things in this film. I don’t think the film gets enough credit for its weightiness. The film is more than a well executed thriller, but the trailer really doesn’t convey that to the viewer.
I think that Smith moves the camera extremely well in this film and wondered whether he had a new editor. IMDB says he edited the film, so I guess he was just tighter with his cutting. Not afraid of disjointed cuts that ultimately keep things moving quite swiftly.
I think his screenplay is top notch on this film. It’s interesting and complex, but has plenty of action and little dashes of humor. I think when they developed the trailer, they purposely played up the action, blood and humor and didn’t quite reveal enough of the thinking part of the film.
It’s a beautifully messy film that is well written, superbly acted and directed with skill. The movie can be quite grizzly and thus isn’t for everyone, but if you can handle the heaviness you should check it out.