BYOB Archive for September, 2010

BYOB 102910


BYOB Weekend

The weekend’s here and it’s going to hot in the City of Angels. Woo hoo.

You’re up…


BYOB for a New Week

Since landing in LA, not much posting, not much Tweeting.

This will soon change. But for now…


BYOB – Return To LA

… and to the blog.

I’ll start vomiting up the rest of the view from the last 10 days as the weekend progresses.


BYOB 9/13/10

Yeah… neglected the blog… so goes TIFF…

The good part is that you get Kat Dennings, Josh Lucas, Alex Gibney, Shia LeBouff, Christine Vachon, Paul Giamatti, Thandie Newton, Hayden Christensen, Rosamund Pike, Vera Farmiga, Keanu Reeves, and Kevin Spacey as Jack Abramoff and James F-ing Caan… amongst others. The bad part is that I have been quiet.

Here is some room to play.


BYOB – Traveling To Toronto

Two days of silence on the blog… hopefully there will be some video to keep you company this morning before I get on the plane.

In the meanwhile, have a most excellent Wednesday… and get ready to read alot about Scott Rudin, who becomes the de facto front man for The Social Network with a notoriously press-shy David Fincher in the director’s chair. Scott’s enthusiasm is at a full boil and it should fill the next couple of days of movie media before the festival ramps up.

See you on the other side of Buffalo…be nice to each other.


BYOB Friday 9-3-10

Been crazy… 5 films in the last 30 hours or so. But it will lead to an explosion of content in the weeks to come… some in a few hours even…

Be nice to each other.


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“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

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould