It was a just a moment for you.

Courtesy of my vacation to San Francisco, I was finally able to visit the setting for this poem I wrote.

big_basin

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3 things about Walt Disney’s MAKE MINE MUSIC

Make Mine Music [1946]

1. Green drip becomes a weeping willow.
2. Fingers turn into dancing ladies.
3. Orchestra in raincoats.

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3 things about Frederick Wiseman’s NEAR DEATH

Near Death [1989]

1. From the film: 75% of all medical expenses are incurred in the last 21 days of life.
2. At 1’clock in the morning she gets a DNR.
3. “The question is: Are we managing her chance at life, or are we managing her death?”

Monumental. Amazing.

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3 things about David Wain’s WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER

Wet Hot American Summer [2001]

1. Grappling tube socks.
2. Doggy style, pony style …
3. “This isn’t the time or the place to discuss it. Beth, meet me at the picnic table in ten seconds. I’ll tell you all about it.”

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3 things about George Miller’s MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Mad Mad: Fury Road [2015]

1. Milk bank.
2. “Aunt Harriet used to call them anti-seeds. Plant one and watch something die.”
3. Fat foot on the gas pedal.

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DCP update.

First: what the heck is a DCP? In a nutshell, a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) is a specially formatted hard drive containing the movie which is used by a digital projector to, well, show the movie in a theater. In other words, a DCP is to digital what a film print is to analog. If you’re interested, here’s a quick primer.

My colorist Nicholas Coyle has also been overseeing the creation of the DCP for Pause of the Clock, and he’s just sent me this update:

I just tested the DCP at the SIE Film Center, which is a non-profit theater in Denver (all thanks to a friend who is a projectionist there). It looked and sounded amazing. The theatrical setting is perfect for this film, and the intricacies and subtleties of everything about the film really shines on the big screen.

Exciting! And check this out:

So when those film festival acceptance calls start rolling in …

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3 things about Agnieszka Holland’s TOTAL ECLIPSE

Total Eclipse [1995]

1. He helps himself to three books and a crucifix.
2. Unconvincing thrusting. Later, unconvincing mustache.
3. “You don’t care about my habits!”
“No, and neither should you!”

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