40. 16 TONS

Suede is smooth but let’s slide back to Delirious for a moment. It is actually the event that prompted this blog in the first place. About 4 years ago, mid-winter of 2004, I came home from a dreary, massively depressing meeting with some financiers during which the funding for Delirious fell through completely for the 5th time. […]

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39. JOHNNY TOO BAD

Guess what? I just found out my first film, Johnny Suede, has been released on DVD by Anchor Bay. The reason I just found out about it now could be a very lengthy post that maybe I’ll undertake one morning after dropping acid and snorting a quart of scotch. The DVD includes my commentary. It […]

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53. MOJO RISIN

I’m about 8 miles high somewhere over Kansas. It’s pitch black out the window. I’m flying out to LA to finish the final mix and the color correction of When You’re Strange. The entire film has to be completed and shipped to Sundance by Dec. 29. A couple of clarifications: this is not the official […]

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52. THE DOORS

Alright. I’ve finally got a moment to turn the page from Delirious to the Doors. After all it’s only been 3 years. And after all, we’re only talking about THE DOORS. Some quick updates. The title of the film is WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE. The title was chosen because of its several meanings and connections to […]

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51. KILL JIMMY

Jimmy and I have not spoken for several days. His Superman flick is really picking up steam. Penelope Cruz has signed on with the only condition being she and Starlett Johannson perform a pseudo-quasi-hardcore sex scene to be choreographed by their lawyers. Every time Jimmy walks by me in the apartment I feel like kicking him […]

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50. HYPER KRITIKAL

I woke up this morning and discovered Jimmy still sprawled on my couch in his underwear. “I thought you were going to LA,” I said, muting the TV. “Next week,” Jimmy muttered, grabbing the remote from my hand. “Your Superman gig still on?” Jimmy punched the sound back on the pirated copy of Elegy he […]

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49. OFUKITOL

My friend Jimmy is back in town. He told me he’s been out in LA for 6 months, which surprised me because he never once tried to contact me the whole time I was out there working on The Doors film. “What were you doing in Hollywood?” I asked the first night he crashed in […]

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48. dePRESS

Delirious was released on DVD this week. The release was of such importance to Gestation that they hired a publicity firm and secured the interest of two (2) journalists. The interview below is from DVD Snapshot.com. The 2nd, at MrSkin.com, might be arousing to some. From DVD Snapshot.com Q:  For Delirious, you made a really fun viral marketing video involving […]

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47. ARREST AT EBERTFEST

Somehow I made it to the Burbank airport in the morning. I stared at the DELAYED notice above my flight for about 15 minutes before I realized it meant I was going to miss my connection in Dallas which meant I was not going to get to Champain, Illinois in time for the screening of Delirious. Unless […]

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46. TREGOR’S SWORD

I worked late in the editing room last night. I’m flying to Chicago tomorrow to show Delirious at Roger Ebert’s Ebertfest; a festival that highlights the year’s Best Overlooked Films. It is an honor to be sure, though the pleasure is decidedly double-edged. I wanted to take a DVD of the Doors rough cut with me […]

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45. CHILLING Part 2

The Doors documentary is slowly slipping into shape. Every day though is intense. I’m trying to keep track of a hundred hours of footage in my brain, sifting through it over and over to glean the richest pieces. And the brain doesn’t shut off when I turn out the light. Thankfully, things have been quieter […]

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44. CHILLING

I’ve had to relocate to Los Angeles to do this Doors gig. The producers found me an apartment in North Hollywood, not far from the editing room. I’ve learned that North Hollywood is called Noho. It is named after Soho, the artist district south of Houston Street in New York City. I guess they either thought I […]

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43. COINCIDENCE

Richard Widmark died on Thursday.  I happened to read his obituary in the paper. I was struck by a coincidence. Here’s what the 93 year old actor said about Hollywood; “The guys who run Hollywood today have no self-respect. What interests them is not movies but the bottom line. Look at ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ which […]

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42. Adventures in Lala Land #1

A woman I know drops so many names I make sure to wear steel-toed shoes when I’m around her. So, if I tell you that Chris Noth is a friend of mine I’m trusting you accept I’m just saying that because he happens to be part of this story. Chris and I met in an acting class […]

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