Page 79 of 134 FirstFirst ... 296975767778798081828389129 ... LastLast
Results 781 to 790 of 1331
  1. Collapse Details
    Producer Mod Brandon Rice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    18,808
    Default
    oh... it'll be great!
    Please subscribe to my YOUTUBE CHANNEL to see all of my projects.

    New short film THE APPOINTMENT now available to see!


    Reply With Quote
     

  2. Collapse Details
    Member with Ladder Ted Arabian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Portland, OR... at the moment
    Posts
    3,700
    Default
    What is Cloverfield? A movie? I guess we don't get all those big Hollywood movies here in Cow Hampshire!

    Mark, dude.... I love that picture of you sleeping! That's great!


    Reply With Quote
     

  3. Collapse Details
    Mr. Hollywood Blaine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,959
    Default
    Well, Mark and I spent the day doing "pickup" shots while Tim slaved away on the edit. They leave in the a.m. to do the Vienna Teng thing...Good luck, guys. Say hi to Norm and disjecta for me.


    Reply With Quote
     

  4. Collapse Details
    The Dude Abides Mark Johnson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    3,438
    Default
    I gotta relate this little event from today. You see, as Blaine mentioned, we are flying to Seattle tomorrow to shoot the performance part of the Vienna Teng video on Whidbey Island under harsh conditions. We've been scrambling for two weeks trying to pull everything together for the shoot and one final item involved getting a suitably ancient looking book to be a main prop. I had located what looked like a good choice on ebay and was corresponding with the seller to buy it and have it shipped FedEx.

    Well, this morning the deal fell through and so I started scouring the net for local sources here in Los Angeles. The prop houses I contacted didn't really have anything that looked good enough on closeups to be suitable. They have lots of old books, but mainly as background dressing. I would have had to physically search their shelves myself with no assurance I'd come up with anything close.

    So, I located two references to sellers of old books. Blaine and I visited the first one, which turned out to be a hovel in Hollywood that smelled of cat urine and hot plate meals no doubt cooked by the strange little man operating the premises. When I described what I wanted he sort of went catatonic and it was pretty clear we were at a dead end. Blaine did find a stack of old Playboys on one shelf that amused us for a short while.

    Our next choice was "Michael R. Thompson - Bookseller of Fine Antiquarian & Scholarly Books." Mr. Thompson's lair turned out to be replaced by a beauty shop and I thought the search had come to a sad end. I did have a phone number, though, and it turned out Mr. Thompson had merely relocated a block away.

    When Blaine and I were escorted in by an aging, yet charming, librarian-ish woman we found ourselves in a virtual museum of rare books. Mr. Thompson and his partner were holding court in a small conference room. When I described my mission he told me that, unfortunately, they don't have any prop books -- everything they have is valuable.

    Well, I could tell he was an interesting man and the damn place was just pretty cool so I decided to engage him in a conversation to figure out just what the rare book business was all about. Besides, he was sporting a Patriots sweatshirt that seemed so incongruous with the surroundings that the whole thing seemed surreal.

    As I warmed to the conversation I went into full schmooze mode and explained how we were starving film makers ... how I moved to California from the Midwest ... how I loved books and words etc. etc. I thought he might know somebody who could help or that he might even have a distressed book somewhere in the attic.

    As the conversation continued he eventually said, "Damn, I know just the book for what you describe." He pulls out the most incredible volume I've ever seen. It's all in Latin and Greek in parallel collumns. The outside of the thing looks like it came straight from Mordor or something. For the record, the title is "DIO CASSIO. Romanarum historiarum libri XXV." He says to me, "I can tell you're an honest man. Go ahead and use the book. Bring it back by next Wednesday."

    The real scary thing is that the damn price tag on this thing is $2,500. I can see it now. Bullis goes to get a Starbucks and leaves it on the bench in the airport waiting lounge. ..... crap! Anyway, we're taking it to Washington where we'll use it as a "hero" prop and try to find something more destructible for long shots that we can substitute.

    Here's a pic of the generous Mr. Thompson and his partner:



    Reply With Quote
     

  5. Collapse Details
    Mr. Hollywood Blaine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,959
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Johnson View Post
    Wasn't Johnny Depp looking for that book for Frank Langella


    Reply With Quote
     

  6. Collapse Details
    Admin Luis Caffesse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    11,074
    Default


    Reply With Quote
     

  7. Collapse Details
    Mr. Hollywood Blaine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,959
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by Luis Caffesse View Post
    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice...Luis!


    Reply With Quote
     

  8. Collapse Details
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    1,782
    Default
    oh man. Is that who you were talking to when I called?


    Reply With Quote
     

  9. Collapse Details
    The Dude Abides Mark Johnson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    3,438
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by Matty_g View Post
    oh man. Is that who you were talking to when I called?
    Yes! Ha ha ... Now you understand.

    How's the edit going Einstein???


    Reply With Quote
     

  10. Collapse Details
    Moderator Zak Forsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    8,161
    Default
    hey guys, congrats on this thread's 15,000 views!
    DOWN AND DANGEROUS is now on iTunes :: A smuggler bleeds like anyone else. He just gets more chances to prove it.
    THE SABI COMPANY :: FACEBOOK :: TWITTER :: IMDB :: #DADmovie


    Reply With Quote
     

Page 79 of 134 FirstFirst ... 296975767778798081828389129 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •