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by dharma_bum
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Just Kids
Topic: Just Kids Tidbit #29: New York Punk -- Early Years
Replies: 20
Views: 3808

Re: Just Kids Tidbit #29: New York Punk -- Early Years

Liz encouraged me to comment (even though I haven’t posted much lately). I got involved in the LA Punk scene as a student. I even made a film about it. LA Punk evolved later than NYC and the UK on the cusp of 80s and was a bit of a synthesis between the two. The scene was more theatrical (surprise, ...
by dharma_bum
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: The Rum Diary
Topic: Rum Diary Question #26 ~ Why Not Yeamom?
Replies: 50
Views: 4245

Re: Rum Diary Question #26 ~ Why Not Yeamom?

Thanks for the info, Db. I tried to Google it myself, and the first couple of websites could not be displayed. Makes you wonder????? But the Guardian worked: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/feb/17/alexander-litvinenko-film-the-terminal-spy Here's the Variety link. IN and GK Films (this deal was...
by dharma_bum
Mon May 31, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: The Rum Diary
Topic: Rum Diary Question #26 ~ Why Not Yeamom?
Replies: 50
Views: 4245

Re: Rum Diary Question #26 ~ Why Not Yeamom?

I thought of this discussion thread when I read this article in the LA Times. A few of you were trying to understand the role of a producer versus the role of a director and/or writer. Though not about JD (the players are familiar, Mike Newell and Jerry B), this article really defines the involvemen...
by dharma_bum
Wed May 26, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: The Rum Diary
Topic: The Rum Diary Question #29 ~ Themes
Replies: 16
Views: 2049

Re: The Rum Diary Question #29 ~ Themes

Here goes... Once a thing of beauty shatters into a million pieces, it is beyond repair: whether it's a girl, an island or the American Dream. The best you can do is stop history from repeating itself. Fight the childish greed that makes us reach for shinny, pretty things before we know how to hand...
by dharma_bum
Mon May 24, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: The Rum Diary
Topic: The Rum Diary Question #29 ~ Themes
Replies: 16
Views: 2049

Re: The Rum Diary Question #29 ~ Themes

Here goes... Once a thing of beauty shatters into a million pieces, it is beyond repair: whether it's a girl, an island or the American Dream. The best you can do is stop history from repeating itself. Fight the childish greed that makes us reach for shinny, pretty things before we know how to handl...
by dharma_bum
Sun May 16, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: The Rum Diary
Topic: Rum Diary Question #26 ~ Why Not Yeamom?
Replies: 50
Views: 4245

Re: Rum Diary Question #26 ~ Why Not Yeamom?

Wow. I am so impressed by these questions and answers. I have wandered back and forth to DZ for over a year but I have been caught recently by the excellent ideas I read here, the lucid answers etc. It is fascinating and I can't wait till I can more properly fit in. I read TRD awhile ago and I trul...
by dharma_bum
Sun May 16, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: The Rum Diary
Topic: Rum Diary Question #26 ~ Why Not Yeamom?
Replies: 50
Views: 4245

Re: Rum Diary Question #26 ~ Why Not Yeamom?

I hope that all of you will be able to suspend your expectations based on what's on the page. Bruce Robinson spent much of his career getting work he cared about sliced and diced by studio suits who thought they knew better. That’s seems to have made him more uncompromising than bitter. I was recent...
by dharma_bum
Sat May 15, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: The Rum Diary
Topic: Rum Diary Question #26 ~ Why Not Yeamom?
Replies: 50
Views: 4245

Re: Rum Diary Question #26 ~ Why Not Yeamom?

With Johnny appearing in the movie, I would imagine he kept a sharp eye on what was going on, but I still wonder if the owner of the company would have as much power as we might hope. Power fluctuates with the money. Shantaram is a good example of producers limited power relative to the primary inv...
by dharma_bum
Sat May 15, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: The Rum Diary
Topic: Rum Diary Question #26 ~ Why Not Yeamom?
Replies: 50
Views: 4245

Re: Rum Diary Question #26 ~ Why Not Yeamom?

As a producer, you are king (or queen). You can do what you like... change actors, directors, ask for a re-write of the screenplay. You have control. You do however, have to answer to investors (most times that means studios) and protect their investment. When a film runs up costs that aren't direct...
by dharma_bum
Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: The Rum Diary
Topic: The Rum Diary Question #11 ~ Carnival
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Rum Diary Question #11 ~ Carnival

I saw the question, and decided to dive in. I think HST rolls out the Carnival scene in a highly choreographed way. For me, the Kemp-Yeamon-Chenault triangle parallels and is a metaphor for the Americanization of Puerto Rico. Kemp’s infatuation with Chenault and Yeamon’s squandering of her culminate...
by dharma_bum
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Tidbit #9 ~ LA County
Replies: 10
Views: 5607

Re: Loser's Town Tidbit #9 ~ LA County

Alright, I have maybe a stupid question as I am not that familiar with the area, but where about on that LA county map would be the neighborhood where Johnny's house is located.? Does it have an area name? JD lives in West Hollywood. Just above "Los Angeles" on the map. Liz, there must be...
by dharma_bum
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Tidbit #2 ~ LA Freeways
Replies: 62
Views: 6326

Re: Loser's Town Tidbit #2 ~ LA Freeways

I've been driving in LA my entire adult life and truth be told... I'm probably one of the reasons you've learned to drive defensively. Hysterical!! So you're the culprit!! Turn your blinker off already would ya!! You've been making a right turn for 3 miles already!! ROFL ROFL Deb Blinker, what blin...
by dharma_bum
Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Tidbit #2 ~ LA Freeways
Replies: 62
Views: 6326

Re: Loser's Town Tidbit #2 ~ LA Freeways

:biglaugh: I love listening to "outsiders" describing LA freeways. Having driven them for 30 years, and even dragging my house around behind me on those freeways, I guess I am used to the rules of the road. I have never had a "white knuckle" experience. There are certain rules t...
by dharma_bum
Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Tidbit #1 ~ The Dedication & Epigraph Page
Replies: 21
Views: 3993

Re: Loser's Town Tidbit #1 ~ The Dedication

Seems the Scaramanga Bros produced more than Stuff. While promoting WEGG Johnny talked about collaborating with "Danny" on a script in several interviews saying that they were already shopping it around to the studios. One description made the plot sound like a cross between Religilous and...
by dharma_bum
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Hunter S. Thompson
Topic: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson
Replies: 15
Views: 2240

Re: In memoriam, Hunter S. Thompson

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