The MacArthur Park Mailbag - February 14, 2001
As you've probably noticed, this diary entry isn't weekly anymore. I think the Web guys whose bright idea it was for me to do this column just like the NOTION of having regular updates to this site. But of course they're not the ones who have to have a life eventful enough to warrant these weekly briefings. (Imagine if web geeks had to provide public weekly diary entries: "Um...this week I did some coding. Just like last week. Um...let's see...I think we had a pizza party here at the office. Oh, wait, that was last week. Did I tell you about that? Oh yeah, I did. Well, that was fun. Pepperoni and olives. Um...did I mention I did some coding this week? Also some games and stuff. My girlfriend Lara and I went on this trip...oh, wait, I forgot, I don't have a girlfriend. That's 'Tomb Raider.' I'm so pathetic. I should probably kill myself. Well, back to the coding. Thanks for checking in.")
So here's the skinny: Nothing new to report on the editing, 3D animation, music or anything else. We did get lots of email, which I always enjoy. Here's one from David Seaward of South Africa:
I've been reading your production notes for a while now and am very interested to see the finished product -- but do you see the movie going as far as the international (ie, non-US) market?
Yes, D@vid, I was wondering about that. I thought I heard some kind of accent. And you ask some excellent questions. To take your points one by one:
1) Yes, we plan on an international theatrical release for the doc. A lot of the press attention so far, in fact, has been from countries other than the U.S. (see a previous entry about that).
2) You obviously keep up with your assassination research community news. (Been over at Jack Perdue's site by any chance?) Yes, the David James breakaway is an interesting development. I would be foolish to draw a line in the sand and say, No, we must end the documentary at December 2000. Maybe events will warrant inclusion in the film, maybe not. But right now "one year in the life of Citizens for Truth" is the plan I'm working from.
That's all for this week. I'm headed to New York City for several weeks now, to supervise the rehearsals of a stage musical I co-wrote. While I'm there, I'll be editing the film on my Powerbook and will give an update soon on how bitchen it is that DV and Apple technology is so advanced that you can edit feature films on the subway if you want.
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