BYOB Archive for January, 2009

BYOB Friday

It’s the weekend of movies that studios don’t want critics to see and a Super Bowl that may be great, but is sure to be down in the ratings… go figure…



You ever have one of those weeks where everything is happening… and nothing seems to be happening?



Take me away from all this death…


BYOB, 012209


BYOB – President 0, Day One

Less filling… tastes great…


BYOB 11709


BYOB – A Man In Sundance


BYOB – Travel Wednesday

On the way to Park City…


BYOB With Apologies

It’s dead out there… but for me, the quiet is more about Sundance prep… which continue…


BYOB – Back to Work

Sorry… runing back to work.
We have a screening of Doubt tonight and we’re shooting a DP/30 with Viola Davis… which thrills me, as I am a get admirer of her work.
Have at it. Be kind to one another and fight the arguments and not the people, PLEASE.


BYOB – It's ONLY Tuesday?!?!?!


BYOB – A New Week In A New Year

The NYT on the Blu-ray roll.
I agree with Reed Hastings that there is more time in DVD and Blu-ray than many prognisticators are guessing. But the big block remains the price of the hardware… and I don’t know why the story doesn’t address that more clearly. The education issue is real, but it’s a lot more real when a Blu-ray player is twice as much as a regular player and people don’t have any sense of how to value each machine. Is a Sony better than a Samsung or a Sharp? Is one more forward thinking? What is there to know other than pricing and that they want to sell you one?


BYOB – Jan 2: The Weekend Begins

Condolences to The Travolta family… losing a child is one of the worst things that can happen to someone… 16…. seemingly past the young danger zone… not quite expected to be in the older danger zone… everything to live for, this kid… so sad…


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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier