January 23rd, 2006

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Sundance Report: January 22, 2005

Bad news, I don't have Photoshop on my laptop, so posting photos as things are going will be difficult... err... impossible.

Anyway, saw three movies today:

"Steel City", which was quite good. Very interesting film about men, small towns, growing up, accepting responsibility for yourself and your life, etc. Alot about maturity and growth, very well written.

"The Proposition" was excellent and amazing. Very dark, it was an Australian western with very ambiguous characters that worked very well. Guy Pearce was excellent in the film. The cinematography was absolutely gorgeous, etc.

"The Science of Sleep" (directed by Michel Gondry, of "Human Nature" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"). Again, an amazing film, visually beautiful and fascinating. This was Michel's first film that he had written himself, and he definitely displayed intelligence and wit. I got alot of great photos and videos, and I'll post them as soon as I can extract them.

The buzz at Sundance seems very here and there. Everyone knows that "Little Miss Sunshine" was the first big sale of the Sundance season, which went to Miramax for $10 million (largest sum paid since "Happy, Texas" in 1999 by Miramax). "Hawk is Dying" seems to have a stigma of "good, but long", and since the film is only 90 minutes long, they mean long as in feels long, as opposed to actually being long. A few films are getting buzz for being very explicit with nudity, etc.

From across the... uhm... well, Slamdance takes place in Park City at the same time as Sundance, and lots of the shorts there are getting very high acclaim, as opposed to Sundance which, as the buzz goes, "cannot pick short films." Larry Clark has his new film, "Wassup Rockers" over at Slamdance, and I always feel drawn to them, even if I hate them. I wish I had time to go see it.

Good times, but now, I need sleep. I got a few movies all day tomorrow, starting at 9:15AM. FILM FUCKING FESTIVAL.

Go back to sleep.