Twitter Posts: Another week gone by

  1. @nathanwrann I am glad you thought Adventureland was excellent. I guess now I can offer you the $ back guarantee. Thx 4 not stealing it!
  2. Rob Zombie grew up in Haverhill, MA I blv. I grew up next door. How come we make such dif movies? We drank the same h2o but dif koolaid..
  3. Intnl Panl on Climate Chg (IPCC) predicts up to 30% of species worldwd r @risk of extinctn @a glbl temp increase of a few degrees Celsius.
  4. @FrontAve I recommend you contact an Indie Film mag or blog and offer to cover it for them if they can get you press credentials.
  5. Throw out ystrdy's papers & reYer yr brain: IndieFilm v3.o is blossmg right now & if u aren't participatg in u r 2late
  6. Wow. My A Thousand Phoenix Rising speech for Film Indep. has just been translated into Spanish:
  7. Hey, whoever sent me the box set of LoveTrain: The Sound Of Philadelphia, thank you! But it seems an intern threw away any note that went w/
  8. RT @prachman: the more we learn things on our own through inspiration, the more we own them.
  9. Even when it is more questions than answers, it is worthy. It is part of our process of discovery.
  10. Great co Adventureland is in! Goodbye Solo, Life Is Hot in Cracktown, Nights & Weekends, Rudo y Cursi, Sunshine Cleaning, Trouble the Water
  11. With this I pass Babe Ruth's HR ttl & Quaalude's ID# in # of tweets. Old Good Machine office was 417. What is it all about? GadDagGodDog?
  12. Forget about exhib glut, what about DVD glut. So many great DVDs came out on Tuesday!
  13. @vdovault min wkly amount of intros is bcz IndieFilmBiz crumbling needlessly. We have tools content & knowhow but every1 is solo. Why?
  14. the P2P user attends 34% more movies in theaters, purchases 34% more DVDs & rents 24% more films than avg Internet user.
  15. What would happen if we all introduced 10 of our associates, friends,comrades, contacts to each other every wk? This wk I've done >20.
  16. Qualities Of Better Film #29 of 32: LEAVING SOME THINGS UNEXPLAINED now up at:
  17. I used RSS feeds to gather info but my mailbox just filled up unread. Now I use Twitter for the same thing & I like it better.
  18. @chlotrudis U R right! "COLD SOULS was really good! Witty, funny, moving, visually stunning and original." Everyone MUST see this film.
  19. @JavianAshtonLe Thanks 4 help on Adventureland. Still wondering how many others optd to help t artist vs stealing (& thus how to survive).
  20. Mike Goodridge is going to moderate conversation w/ Thomas Mai & me at Toronto Intl Film Financing Forum 9.13.09 I hope you can come.
  21. I am a fan of t "my mind's been blown by the life I've chosen" genre of film. There's been a bunch, but WeLiveInPublic does it really proud!
  22. My wife just said (lovingly) that in the Adventureland bts featurette my hair looks like PeeWeeHerman's, only sideways! & she's right...!
  23. Bordwell: Storytllg is * all about control. It smtmes obliges t viewr 2 take advntrs she couldnt imagine. http://trulyfreefilm.blogsp...
  24. @prachman Ah, don't go looking for the brightside. It's one of the reasons why most films are redundant and dull. Same thoughts retold.
  25. Thx @SportaboutSarah! Thx @dom_lefebvre Thx @CineVegas I love that you love Adventureland! The world should follow all of you!
  26. Avg Studio director? male, 93% white, prev directed 6.1 films, age 45.62. Hmmm... Ready for a change?
  27. Big Fan opens 8/28. I loved it. Patton Oswald & Kevin Corrigan are the best screen team since, since, since... just the best period.
  28. @filmstudiesff Thanks & I dig your stuff 2. Here's to more thoughtful mindful film consideratn! Btw check out
  29. Want to help out a struggling IndieFilm producer? Tweet; "I love Adventureland". Also "Buy the Adventureland DVD now!" Thanks muchly.
  30. Completed my Adventureland Tweet Sentiment check with Gives clearest presentation of 3 but still more to be done w/.
  31. We need to put "love" next to Adventureland more often. Just checked http://twendz.waggeneredstr... and many mentions w/o sentiment.
  32. “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.” ~Ted Kennedy
  33. September 4th at 8pm, Alec Baldwin hosts WILLIAM KUNTSLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE at Guild Hall in East Hampton.
  34. Here is something I really like about some films: http://thesearethosethings....
  35. Want to see a whole lot of great stuff? Check out: http://marcschiller.postero...
  36. RT @MarcDSchiller "This fan created vide for Grizzly Bear's "Two Weeks" is absolutely lovely " I 100% agree!
  37. Wondering what's the best way for composers & musicians to break into FilmScoring? Surely there is some easy way to access filmmkrs.
  38. The best thing to do when you don't have the money is work on the script. But what's the second best thing to do?
  39. Our next Goldcrest Screening is Wed Sept 2nd. NY Premier of Pastor Brothers' CARRIER starring Chris Pine & Lou Pucci. A Likely Story Prod.
  40. Tweetfeel says 71% of TwitterUniverse feel the right way about Adventureland -- they love it! What did I do wrong that its not higher?
  41. I wonder how many ppleare going to race out & buy the ADVENTURELAND DVD when it hits the shelves today? How soon until it is on BitTorrent?
  42. Adventureland DVD hits the streets tomorrow. I am definitely putting this one in my collection.
  43. Just met with my IFP MADE IN NY mentoree -- who's great. You can't SAVE INDIE FILM without being a mentor or 2 or 3. Better get yours asap.
  44. @kvpi print is a different sort of attentn & commitmt, & thus pleasure. We lose much with its loss. We gain w access & speed but lose more
  45. Fantastic! Harvey Pekar has a new comic up for free over at Smith: & follow him at:@PekarProject
  46. No News IS bad news. I nvr thought that havg a hometown newspaper was a privilege. I hope the NYTimes nvr goes bust:
  47. "The tree of crazy is an ever-present aspect of America's flora.": Rick Perlstien on Birthers, HealthCareHecklers etc:
  48. @alisap27 tipped me to Poland's Why Twitter Doesn't Matter (Much) To Film Marketing:
  49. How great Costume Designer Arianne Phillips got started (& why she's successful):
  50. Top Indie Distribs this yr? First Run & Zeitgeist. Then: Argot, IFC, Koch Lorber, Regent & Strand - @indigochameleon
  51. RT @gflahive By Michael Erard: A Short Manifesto on the Future of Attention #filmmakers MUST READ
  52. Bordwell: "Storytelling is artistic tyranny, and not always benevolent."
  53. RT @noahharlan Bordwell on transmedia, specifically work of @lanceweiler and @tedhope (& HT's @filmmakermag) - Must Read
  54. Bordwell: Storytelling is crucially all about control. It sometimes obliges the viewer to take adventures she could not imagine.
  55. Chris Jordan AGAIN does some great art that dramatizes the real story well:
  56. 90% Americans don't listen to music on cell: but Blkbstr puts movies on some cells:
  57. @powertothepixel 's position on digital innovation should be adopted by all:
  58. American consumers looking for less exp alt to local cineplexes (click twice to enlarge: (thanks to Reed Martin)

Make The Physical More Beautiful

I just got married.  I am thrilled.  We even got some gifts out of it.  We now have the Bergman Archives next to our Kubrick ones.  These are beautiful books reinforcing my love for great movies.  They make me want to see more great movies.  How can this phenomenon be carried over to other aspects of film culture.

Why does only Criterion make fetish objects out of their video releases?  It seems that this should be a real area of focus for Truly Free Filmmakers.  When I really connect with a film, I want something special that enhances my appreciation for it.  I would love to find some good examples of what filmmakers have done to make the packaging of their video something truly special.
This was also recently focused a bit on in Roger Tinch's 2009 Trend Prediction for the CineVegas blog.