BYOB Archive for February, 2010


Thanks for the patience. We’re one week out from the close of voting and I am processing video as fast as I can. Coming up later today – I hope – are Avatar‘s James Horner, Fantastic Mr Fox‘s Alexandre Desplat, The Hurt Locker‘s Barry Ackroyd, and the full interview with Jon Landau (which should be up before 1p).
Tomorrow, computer willing, will be an Indie Day with a new interview with the young, fast-rising group from Easier With Practice, which opens LA & NY on Friday. We have writer/director Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Brian Geraghty, Marguerite Moreau, and Katie Aselton talking about the film, but also getting down the nitty gritty about the opportunities and challenges of building a career in the industry these days. Great group. And a chat with Dawn Hudson, who has been with ifpWest/FIND for 19 years herself and is in production with the 25th Independent Spirit Awards, which is changing things up and switching to Friday night in downtown LA.
And we’ll be shooting 2 more Oscar nominees tomorrow, to go up over the weekend.
So full boat here. Which leaves it up to you all to chat amongst yourselves…


BYOB Tues 22310

On the run, near and far, shooting… it’s a big week for composers… and by the end of the week, we will have DP/30s with all five nominees… and an interpretive dance by Mr Shankman. Also coming this week, we will fill out the doc nominees list, talk Indie Spirits, and follow The Hurt Locker money.
Aside from rehashing the Miramax fire sale and Alice In Wonderland window debacle again – I honor Disney’s interest in pursuing a next-gen future, but they could end up drowning the baby for the entire industry by trying to hard to show how uncool bathwater is – there really isn’t much going on. So… it’s on you now…


BYOB for a new week, 222



I’m heading up to Santa Barbara again… and between being on the road and doing interviews (I’ll be doing an in-person Q&A with Oliver Stone along with the premiere of his new doc, sure to be Fox News’ favorite, South of The Border), I don’t know that I will be online, even by iPhone, all day.
So please, have at it…


BYOB, 2/11/09




Bring Your Own Blog

Heading up to the Santa Barbara Film Festival for a few days… hoping for less rain than more… limited posting while on the road…




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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump