OK, I'm back and survived opening night. I showed up a whole hour and a half early after being stood up on a coffee date (yes, you're allowed to shed tears for me), so I felt doubly retarded when I showed up and was the third person in line (well, was third in line until a crowd their friends joined them). kgsullivan ended up directly behind me in line and at some point one of his friends went to count how many people were in line just before they started selling tickets. I think there was a total of 61 people in line or something like that (not nearly enough to be sold out)... and that was about 40 minutes before showtime. But, come showtime the theater was packed (Rian, did it sell out? looked like it came close).
Point is, you should be fine tomorrow if you show up an hour beforehand.
Now, about the night:
a.) tsukasa13, some dude up front was taping Rian's intros with his lil camera, so I'm sure we'll see a Rian Johnson/Christian Bale rap remix on youtube sometime in the near future.
b.) Rian, you are one funny motherfucker. Loved the powerpoint presentations, especially the one with the monkey and the gun.
c.) "The Brothers Bloom". I'm gonna need to see it again to be able to fully take in the intricacies of the story, but I can't say just how enamored I was with the pure joy of the movie. Your love for filmmaking shines through to the last celluloid frame, and thank god you decided to make movies for a living, because you are a talented bastard. If you ever quit directing for a career in hip hop, I swear that myself and everyone else on this forum will give you a severe ass beating. Every neurotic actor in town is going to want to work with you after seeing how much fun you let Rachel have with that role.
//end of brownnose session//
d.) "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" Wow, it's been a long damn time since I last saw this. Probably not since I was a wee one, when it came out in theaters. I didn't remember a thing about it, short of the ending, go figure. Movies have changed tremendously in the last 20 years. Holy shit, just watching these two entirely different (and yet completely similar) movies back to back, really brought the evolution of movies to the forefront.
When it was all said and done, I had a great time - and met SEVERAL people, both from the forums, as well as some familiar faces from past film shoots. It was really a quite bizarre night. Sorry, Sarah... didn't take any pix of the night.
Mesh-Head: If I were you, I would run.
Buddy: If you were me, you'd be good-lookin'.