BYOB Archive for August, 2009

BYOB Monday

Has this been the most oddly-busy-with-real-news end of August in movie news history?
Wandering LA, especially with the heat, is like wandering through a Quaalude sundae. Yet, there is a lot of stuff happening – including a more-active-than-usual Toronto prep – that isn’t just people dumping news, movies, staff, etc.

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BYOB Weekend

Slow enough out there for ya?

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BYOB On A Sleepy Thursday – 8279

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BYOB For A Quiet August Tuesday

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BYOB Weeekeound

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Inglourious BYOUB

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BYOB Humpday 819

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BYOB Tuesday 818

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BYOB Weekend – D9

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BYOB – Geeky Afternoon

Off for a bit… an interview for very geeky horror film… a quick meet with a director who has played a lot of geeks on film… and then on to G4 to get attacked by the show…
The bridge is yours… for now…

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BYOB – Crow Having Trouble With Comprehension…

I’m not sure the point your trying to make here Dave (and I read it twice) but I think it hints at a summer movie round up.
So, on that note, I think it’s time for my annual poll.
Give me your choices for…
1) Favorite movie of the summer
2) Least favorite movie of the summer
3) Biggest surprise
4) Most unfortunate success
5) Breakout star
6) Favorite special effect
7) Favorite scene or moment
8) Most overrated anything
9) Most underrated anything
10) Thing you actually agree with David Poland on
Posted by: Crow T Robot [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 9, 2009 07:17 PM

We seem to be having a failure to be able to process ideas today… well, a couple of us… so here is Crow’s BYOB… feel free to answer him/her or write whatever you want… you know, like I give you space to do in here 3 or 4 times a week.

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BYOB – It's Friday

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BYOB Midweek Joe

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Quote Unquotesee all »

“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