Hello friends and lovers.
Sorry for not updating over the weekend. I spent the whole weekend writing up my final assignments for the semester and finished everything on Monday afternoon. The assignments weren't due until next week but I've got way too many things planned next week so I figured I'd get them all out of the way now instead of doing it bit by bit like I normally do. The fact that I was able to finish three essays in three days though is pretty impressive in itself. I'm surprised I pulled it off to be honest.
You know how I've been talking about a little documentary I made for university? Well it's actually done. Well... kinda. I mean we still have some minor things to fix up but it's essentially finished it, along with the other documentaries produced by other groups this semester, were screened in class. Some great work by everyone in the class! I was a bit nervous about how our film would be received but everyone seemed to really dig it (or they're just being nice out of pity, haha). I'm just happy this whole ordeal is over now. We have a public screening of it sometime soon in the city.
Multiply number of people + boxes by 500 and you get how BIG this sale was.
I've been trying to save up on my money but it seems the powers that be have other plans for me. Madman Entertainment had a huge warehouse clearance sale on Saturday - a sale that I only caught wind of during last week on their Twitter. They had a bunch of stock that they needed to get rid of since they were going to be moving from Collingwood to Richmond (not far at all really). I expected it to be a pretty big turnout and I was right. The sale started at 8.00AM - my mate and I got there at about 7.30. The line wasn't too long when we got there which was fortunate for us as we were part of the group that we're able to get in first. In my head, I imagined it all to be chaotic with people fighting over films and such but it was very orderly and civilised! Well done to us customers!
WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING
Lucky for you, I didn't watch anything this week (or maybe unlucky?). I swear, I'll get back to regular viewing consumption once uni's finished for the semester (I still have a test on Friday for which I'm probably gonna just scrape for the passing mark).
TIDBITS OF FILM NEWS
Speaking of all things Dicaprio related, some new stills from Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film, "Django Unchained" were made public this week. I still can't get over Dicaprio's overall swagger in these images. He just looks like such a douche but in a good way (if that's possible). Yeah, put my ass in the seat for this one.
Anyone here a fan of Wong Kar-wai? No? Just me you say? I'm sure there's more of you out there, you're just not reading this blog. Well anyways, a teaser trailer for a short he's doing called, "Dejavu" which is for the scotch whiskey brand, Chivas Regal was released this past week and wow. Just wow. Pure Wong at work here. The whiskey pouring into the glass and onto the ice is reminiscent to how he chose to photograph vanilla melting over pie in the opening credits of his American film, "My Blueberry Nights". Anyways, can't wait for this one.
And finally here are some fantastic new banners for "The Dark Knight Rises". If this doesn't feel like the end of an era, I don't know what does. They're clearly going all out on this film and the banners and trailers have shown that so far. If you're gonna go out, go out big. Good stuff.