BYOB Archive for November, 2008

BYOB – Return to L.A. (again)

I’ll be out of circulation for the next 20 hours or so… everyone play nice… have some conversations that are smarter than The Hot Blog deserves!

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BYOB – Weekender

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BYOB Weekend – 112108

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BYOB – Traveling

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Blog… BYO Blog

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BYOB – Humpty Hump

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BYOB Monday

It’s a new week… whatcha got?

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BYOB Friday

Will be posting soon… but here is some room to talk about the weekend to come…

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BYOB – Day 2

I had a great time chatting with Tilda Swinton at AFI last night, where she was honored for her breadth of work and invited an entire audience to come to Scotland for her film fest. Tonight, The Wrestler hits the AFI at the Mann’s Chinese. This afternoon, spending some Slumdog time. Tomorrow, more Mickey time. Busy, busy, movie, movie.
What’s floating your boat?

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BYO Gloating…

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Monday Monday… Can't Trust That BYOB

35 hrs…

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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima