Monday, November 17th, 2003
I’ve commented in the past that American independent cinema, while great filmmaking, can be pretty dour, depressing stuff. Apparently Chris Gore of Film Threat thinks so too – that’s why he’s making My Big Fat Independent Movie. I like the idea, I hope the execution measures up. While we’re at it – can anyone recommend some good indie comedies?
Film Threat has a response to Michael Medved of USA Today‘s assertion that films like Kill Bill are dragging America’s cultural standards into the toilet. And speaking of Kill Bill, I saw a commercial for it yesterday wherein all blood splatters in the fight scenes were rendered black instead of red – so Uma is fighting off the sword-wielding gangsters drenched in like, oil or tar. I understand that geysers of blood might not be appropriate for prime time television, but it was still strange to see.
My blogroll has been hijacked. NOT HAPPY. Especially since I don’t actually KNOW any of the URLs of sites I usually visit. Shiiiiiit. I hope my old list is recoverable, I’d hate to have to rebuild the whole thing again. Update: Yeah, I’m rebuilding the whole thing again. Sigh. Update 2: And now they’ve erased everything I did as (I assume) they attempt to fix the hacking. SIGH. Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed.
I can’t remember the last time I bought a box of cereal with a toy in it.
np – Wheat / Per Second, Per Second, Per Second… Every Second