By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully July 3, 2007 at 1:57AM
Apologies to those of you who enjoy reading Boredom at its Boredest on a daily basis, but the concept of posting my thoughts has seemed kind of stupid to me recently. There's lots of things I've got to say, but, then again, so what and why bother. Expressing my thoughts doesn't pay the rent. House painting does. Roll credits.
That doesn't mean that I'm depressed or funked out. The fact of the matter is that I feel quite great at the moment. Granted, I would say that the recent wave of glorious weather is responsible for at least 99.99999999999% of these good vibrations (how sad is that?), but I'll take it however I can get it.
Some random scribbling...
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD -- Eh.
SICKO -- Very worth seeing, though, as with all of Moore's films, there are many glitches here and there. But it's persuasive shit, no doubt about that. The home video footage of the bozo who goes to London to visit Abbey Road but instead separates his shoulder while trying to walk on his hands across the street--while wearing a Hooters t-shirt, no less--is worth the price of admission alone. Americans... we really are the cream of the crop!
I also caught GEORGE WASHINGTON at BAM on Saturday, which was screening as part of the "Afro-Punk Festival." I'm still letting that one sink in. I hadn't seen it in at least five years and it was quite a shock to my system. Memories of being down there in Winston-Salem in 1999, when the world was so much wider. I fear that I've lived too much to create something so uninhibited and personal and special. That movie really is a world unto itself. While there were far more imperfections than I had ever noticed, they only somehow added to the magic. I said this to David on Sunday, but it felt like I was watching a movie made by a brilliant, yet mildly retarded, twelve-year-old who stumbled into some really expensive movie-making equipment. Which is why GEORGE WASHINGTON has become the force that it has. Shoot that thing on DV and we aren't even having this discussion. Hooray to David for being so brave at such a young age and creating something so timeless and beautiful. And take a look at the credit scroll of that thing: Tim Orr, Craig Zobel, Paul Schneider, Danny McBride, Mike Chapman (www.homestarrunner.com), Steve Pedulla (www.thursday.net), Christof Gebert, Michael Tully (ha), and the list goes on and on.
Speaking of that, reality has just about returned and I simply don't think there's a way to make DAYDREAM properly this October. Instead, I might just break out the 24p and poke around and shoot some scenes and see how it develops that way. I really might be over making films on this tiny a level. I need to figure out a way to remain creative and productive without putting so much pressure on myself. But the fact remains, if I make films for less than twenty thousand dollars, they aren't going to get me where I want to be. But it's not like I'm going to stop making stuff. I just need to readjust my game plan.
I'm going to the premiere of JOSHUA tonight. Very excited to see the official Sundance cut on the big screen.
I'll try to post at least something once a day, but I also like this little break I've taken. We'll see how it goes...