I used to spend days writing these posts. But, things are happening so fast it seems better to just write when the impulse hits.
I'm in Paris. No matter what I say to myself I can't really convince myself of this fact. Two days ago I was down at the Angelika in NYC introducing the film on Saturday night. But, yet, here I am.
In my jetlag dream state it is nice to have someone looking over my shoulder.
I start 3 days of press here tomorrow morning with John Densmore. The film is being released in France by MK2 in June. We'll come back for more press then and do press for England, which is opening the film in July. So, Tamara; keep your eyes open. There should be major announcements about the UK theatrical release very soon.
The flight over was rough. Trying to sleep in the seat was like trying to take a nap in a shopping cart. I ended up on the floor. Still can't believe I got 45 minutes of shut-eye down there between the seats.
I looked at the comments as soon as I got into the hotel. They mean more to me than any review. Please forgive me for not writing back to each of you personally. I might not be able to do that for a while. And please don't misunderstand if I mention a comment or two in particular; all the comments are enormously uplifting and inspiring.
But, right now you should check out what these folks have shared: Jim, Tamara, Cathy, Sam, Smolley, Tommy, Mike McK, B. Williams and Suzannah. Thank you all so much. Something is going on. There's a little flame flickering. People are going to see the film despite the fact that most people don't even know where it's playing.
I know much of that has to do with you. Just look at what Miss Lindsey has done. She went to see the film 3 times, and dragged her friends with her. Lindsey, your comment meant the world to me. I know you can't be more than 18. I'm incredibly impressed that you have such a profound love for and interest in the Doors. Give your Dad some credit; he's the one who turned you on to them.
I still don't know what the producers are planning in terms of pushing harder now that we have this great opening but they should be grateful to Lindsey for personally buying so many tickets. I know they are pleased. I know they want the film to reach as many people as possible. But, I hope they put that into some advertising to let people know not only is the film still alive it is kicking hard.
I took a long walk after waking up from an intense sleep. Took this picture after wandering into an open doorway.
I guess it shows my state of mind.
To you all, thanks for the comments. They really do keep me going.
I know it was not the same kind of movie as Oliver Stone did but I did not like his movie and it made me very very depressed and I would never watch it again. But this movie! I just cannot say enough good things about it. You did such a great job.
I listened to the Doors driving to work this morning full blast at 6:45am. Life long Doors fan.
I know I’ll have to wait in a long line of crazy fans outside but I promise you half the theater will be filled with my friends who are aspiring film makers and photographers and have grown to look up to you just like I have this past week.
The film is definitely still alive and kicking! All the shows I’ve been to this week at the Angelika have been almost half full and the crowd still erupts in applause as the final credits are rolling like they did last Friday night. I think one of the best parts of the whole experience is turning around and seeing peoples faces. You can tell the ones who’ve seen it before (we just have a big smile on our face) to the people who are seeing it for the first time. They have that kind of shocked/disbelief look on their face like they don’t really believe what they just saw. I feel like telling them “there are no fucking actors in this movie” but I’m pretty sure you explain it better with your story from the first showing and all. I hope you are able to see these reactions and know that what you’ve created really does touch people.
i would like to be in your next film. i am an unknown. but i would like to be in your film anyway. perhaps as a floor mat or a chandelier.
i await your reply with kindest regards.
tu doit aller vers Alejandro Jodorowsky. les nuits mecredit. cabaret mistico. vas-y la et dits moi qu’est ce que ce passe ?