Okay, so scratch that bullshit I said about making a devastatingly emotional movie like "Dancer in the Dark" or "Eternal Sunshine." What we have made is an above average no-budget indie that will hopefully make a minor splash on the 2006 festival circuit. And if stranger things happen, then so be it.
This weekend's screenings were quite revealing. The point of these initial presentations is to see if there is a general negative response towards anything, like if there's a GLARING problem. It appears that we were fortunate enough to have only one, which should be fixable. I'm going to think hard about the other, more personal notes people made and see if there's a way to incorporate them. It at least appears that we are very close, which is a relief. I'm not pulling a "Days of Heaven" and spending eighteen months on this fucker. By the end of July, we're picture locked. By the end of August, our sound is tight. Then it's a matter of going to HD or 35. Considering we're broke, it's looking like HD. So much for my holier than thou "film, film, FILM!" proclamations up until a few months ago. Up until a few months ago, I didn't have a feature film in my back pocket. So suck on that, celluloid!
Just saw fellow blogger Matt Dentler's mention of R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet" video. I watched the last half of it this morning. THE MOST BRILLIANT MUSIC VIDEO IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. I am haunted by its beauty as we speak. The concept that this man has no idea how ridiculously preposterously ludicrous he is makes me tingle with miraculous giddiness. Seriously, watch it right now. Unfuckingbelievable!!!