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Yawn...

Waiting in line at Guild 45th for preview of Primer. Things I've noted so far:

- couple in front of me talking about how they got a bigger house because they have so much furniture.

- occupants of passing car yell, "MOVIES SUCK" at the line

- blue P200 rides by. Bush/Cheney sticker on cowl.

- dude with homemade "vote for Pedro" shirt. I scoff at his attempt to be cool (he's equivalent to the guy at a concert wearing the t-shirt of the band) while wishing I'd thought of it first.

Oh, Seattle... So wacky are you.

Comments

payforthepiano
Oct. 13th, 2004 11:11 pm (UTC)
I see those "vote for Pedro" t shirts everywhere! Are they being manufactured somewhere? Weird.

Was Primer any good? I've been watching the trailer for a month now and I am still undecided.
kent
Oct. 13th, 2004 11:35 pm (UTC)
I saw it at SIFF and liked it. I thought that it could use some sound editing help, but given the ultra low budget (the cost of transfering the original print to a larger size to play on bigger screens was apparently more than the cost of the movie itself) I thought that was forgivable.

It's a movie that probably rewards itself with multiple viewings. I haven't seen the trailer, though, so I don't know how it sells the movie.
payforthepiano
Oct. 13th, 2004 11:38 pm (UTC)
All the trailer does is manage to confuse me. It's a lot of words flying at the screen, barely hinting at the plot, with two men looking at some contraption in the background.

Did you know that SIFF is the largest film festival in America? That's what I read somewhere.. I don't know that I believe it. We certainly don't get the celebrities that Sundance and the others get..
kent
Oct. 13th, 2004 11:50 pm (UTC)
That bit about SIFF was in the Stranger, I think. I believe the main problem with SIFF is that it's late in the "film festival season," and is not timed right for creating buzz for upcoming movies (which is why, I think, they rarely debut anything that spectacular). So it doesn't get covered by national media and without that kind of coverage, the celebs would only be going for the audience attention.

Primer is about two guys who discover a way to travel through time, start using it to make some money on the stock market, and then realize that there's something not quite right with their plans.
vespa59
Oct. 13th, 2004 11:41 pm (UTC)
I dunno about the shirts. They look like they're just made with iron-on letters.

Regarding Primer... Uh... I don't know. I'm too stupid to understand what actually happened in it. I don't recommend seeing it unless ummm... you wrote it.
kent
Oct. 13th, 2004 11:46 pm (UTC)
At SIFF, the writer/director/star (the dark-haired main character) claimed that it all makes sense, or rather that the time travel stuff works in that he accounts for all the different trips through time, etc. But it gets a bit murky near the end and I can see people coming out of it not knowing what the hell just happened. I came out with the same thought, but I wanted to see it again to see if I could figure it out.