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.


BYOB Weekend

Slow enough out there for ya?


BYOB On A Sleepy Thursday – 8279


BYOB For A Quiet August Tuesday


BYOB Weeekeound


Inglourious BYOUB


BYOB Humpday 819


BYOB Tuesday 818


BYOB Weekend – D9


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…


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.


BYOB – It's Friday


BYOB Midweek Joe


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It shows how out of it I was in trying to be in it, acknowledging that I was out of it to myself, and then thinking, “Okay, how do I stop being out of it? Well, I get some legitimate illogical narrative ideas” — some novel, you know?

So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

But then I did, and then I realized who it was, and I thought, “Wait, he’s in that realm, maybe he knows Philip K. Dick.” I said, “You know a guy named—” “Yeah, sure — you want his phone number?”

My friend paid my rent for a year while I wrote, because it turned out we couldn’t get a writer. My friends kept on me about, well, if you can’t get a writer, then you write.”
~ Hampton Fancher

“That was the most disappointing thing to me in how this thing was played. Is that I’m on the phone with you now, after all that’s been said, and the fundamental distinction between what James is dealing with in these other cases is not actually brought to the fore. The fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone. There’s not a case of that. He wasn’t using his position or status to try to solicit a sexual favor from anyone. If he had — if that were what the accusation involved — the show would not have gone on. We would have folded up shop and we would have not completed the show. Because then it would have been the same as Harvey Weinstein, or Les Moonves, or any of these cases that are fundamental to this new paradigm. Did you not notice that? Why did you not notice that? Is that not something notable to say, journalistically? Because nobody could find the voice to say it. I’m not just being rhetorical. Why is it that you and the other critics, none of you could find the voice to say, “You know, it’s not this, it’s that”? Because — let me go on and speak further to this. If you go back to the L.A. Times piece, that’s what it lacked. That’s what they were not able to deliver. The one example in the five that involved an issue of a sexual act was between James and a woman he was dating, who he was not working with. There was no professional dynamic in any capacity.

~ David Simon