First off, thanks to those of you who are following this blog... It's nice to know you guys care even if I can't really detail the GIRLFRIEND process right now. At some point, hopefully, I'll be freed up to blog more about the experience on the film, but for now, I have to keep it low profile. It has been decided, after much consideration, that it is in the best interest of the movie to play things close to the vest.
I noticed a few of you left some comments, so I'll answer those before I jump into my latest blog.
First, to Wendy at TeamJAction - maybe it would be good if you could pull down anything that relates directly to the film. Anything that is general film related stuff, is fine to leave up. Thank you for asking and for your help.
Next, to Mandolinaes - Nothing wrong with GIRLFRIEND, quite the opposite everything is going very well. We've just decided to go "radio silent" for a bit as we're closing in on the finish line and don't want to jeopardize any aspect of the next steps in the process. Rest assured, when there's good news, we'll make announcements!
Last, but certainly not least, to Ali (Word Ninja) - I have definitely not grown tired of you (nor anyone else who bothers to follow me, for that matter!) And in answer to your question (the importance of which is not lost on me), yes... I do happen to think that "Shaun of the Dead" is one of the best movies ever. Not just because they chose to spell the lead characters name the way I spell mine, either! The film manages to maintain an amazing balance between the absolutely hilarious and actual creepy, gory horror. In fact, I got the opportunity (not too long ago, in fact) to talk with Edgar Wright (who you can follow on Twitter, by the way) and tell him how much I enjoyed the film. I'm very excited for his next film too.
Oh, I added something new and cool to this blog: In addition to being able to leave comments, you can now check these little boxes at the end of the blog to give me a quick assessment of how you feel about the topic or what's been included... it's a little like in High School ("if you like me, check this box") but I thought it would be kinda fun, so I've added it. Anyway. Give it a shot. No hard feelings either way... Promise. Oh, and: If you like the posts so far, tell your friends about the blog. I'm having a nice time interacting with the few of you who are (admitting) that you're readers, so pass it along! I'd really appreciate it!
I thought about it for a bit before I began to write this blog and I decided, since one of the words in the title of this blog is "Adventures," I figured I'd post a bit of what I've been up to here in the amazing city of New York.
It shouldn't surprise anyone to know by now that since I'm a complete movie geek, I've decided to seek out some New York landmarks during my time out here, and fortunately for you (or unfortunately, depending on how you feel), I brought along my camera. While walking around, I have focused on one of my favorites of all time: GHOSTBUSTERS.
This first image is of the entrance to Dana Barrett's apartment. My Post-Producer and I found it while walking around Central Park. A quick web-search determined that it was, in fact, "Spook Central."
Being the giant dork that I am, I sat on a bench across from the building and from my mp3 player, played a selection from the great Elmer Bernstein's score from the film. From Central Park, Jeff and I walked into Times Square so he could show me a building he hung off a beam from back when he was a New York City Iron Worker. He has an insane picture of it. After that, we took the subway:
To Canal Street:
From there we walked into the heart of Tribeca and literally without looking for it, we walked right into this:
Well. Having found the Firehouse from GHOSTBUSTERS, and despite the fact that I am often displeased with photographs of myself, I had Jeff take a shot of me out front.
Finally, we walked a bit further and I settled on a building that I will live in when this whole Producer thing begins to become financially, um, lucrative. I have taken a photograph for your approval.
My home will be one of the ones with the rounded windows. What do you think? I figure you can't go wrong with the Tribeca neighborhood. Maybe Bob DeNiro and I will meet up at the local market?
You never know.