BYOB Archive for September, 2009

BYOB – Gone Atonin'

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BYOB – Friday, 9/25/09

The floor is yours…
Don’t leave a mess that need mopping, please.

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BYOB Recovery

Sorry to be slack this last 24 hours… TIFF just kinda snuck up and hit me… here is some space for y’all in the meantime…

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BYOB Th9179

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BYOB For A New TIFFy Week

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DP/30 TIFF '09 Sneak Peek – Bright Star director Jane Campion On Women & Directing


Campion is with Ben Whishaw, who plays Keats in Bright Star. He will have more to say in the full DP/30, which should be up shortly after the festival.
(Video changed out for name spell correction)

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BYOB Weekend – 911139

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BYOB Wednesday 999

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BYOB – Labor Day

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BYOB – Labor Day Weekend Friday (formerly Memorial Day Weekend Friday)

TIFF is eating my days… 16 DP/30s scheduled so far…good thing nothing much is happening in town…

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BYOB Wednesday

Silent, but deadly…
LA in late August 2009.

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MB Cool. I was really interested in the aerial photography from Enter the Void and how one could understand that conceptually as a POV, while in fact it’s more of an objective view of the city where the story takes place. So it’s an objective and subjective camera at the same time. I know that you’re interested in Kubrick. We’ve talked about that in the past because it’s something that you and I have in common—

GN You’re obsessed with Kubrick, too.

MB Does he still occupy your mind or was he more of an early influence?

GN He was more of an early influence. Kubrick has been my idol my whole life, my own “god.” I was six or seven years old when I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey, and I never felt such cinematic ecstasy. Maybe that’s what brought me to direct movies, to try to compete with that “wizard of Oz” behind the film. So then, years later, I tried to do something in that direction, like many other directors tried to do their own, you know, homage or remake or parody or whatever of 2001. I don’t know if you ever had that movie in mind for your own projects. But in my case, I don’t think about 2001 anymore now. That film was my first “trip” ever. And then I tried my best to reproduce on screen what some drug trips are like. But it’s very hard. For sure, moving images are a better medium than words, but it’s still very far from the real experience. I read that Kubrick said about Lynch’s Eraserhead, that he wished he had made that movie because it was the film he had seen that came closest to the language of nightmares.

Matthew Barney and Gaspar Noé

A Haunted House 2 is not a movie. It is a nervous breakdown. Directed by Michael Tiddes but largely the handiwork of star, producer, and co-writer Marlon Wayans, the film is being billed as yet another Wayans-ized spoof of the horror movie genre, à la the first Haunted House movie and the wildly successful Scary Movie series. (Keenen Ivory Wayans and his brothers were responsible for the first two Scary Movie films; they have since left that franchise, which may explain why a new one was needed.) And there are some familiar digs at recent horror flicks: This time, the creepy doll and the closet from The Conjuring, the family-murdering demon from Sinister, and the dybbuk box from The Possession all make appearances. But this new film is mostly an excuse for star Marlon Wayans to have extended freak-outs in response to the horrors visited upon him—shrieking, screaming, crying, cowering, and occasionally hate-fucking for minutes on end. Yes, you read that last bit right. A Haunted House 2 puts the satyriasis back in satire.”
Ebiri On A Haunted House 2