Indie Film Ethos

I think this has got to be one of the greatest allegories for Independent vs. Hollywood Filmmaking I've ever seen:

When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (Ink won't flow down to the writing surface).

In order to solve this problem, they hired Andersen Consulting. It took them one decade and $12 million. They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.

The Russians used a pencil.

Speaking of Indie vs. Hollywood what's the deal with everyone freaking out over the Grindhouse opening weekend numbers? It's all abuzz in the indie film blog world. Aren't we always complaining about how Hollywood has turned film into nothing more than number crunching; How story isn't as important as opening weekend numbers. Why is everyone giving into that Hollywood bullshit. It's Grindhouse not goddamn Lord of the Rings. It's a three hour long rated R film. Think logically everyone.

Regardless of whether you like the film or not, the concept of releasing a double feature is quite fantastic and it's something I'd like to see happen more in the future. BTW - I totally loved Grindhouse.

1 comments:

David Lowery | 4:59 PM

Pinko commie bastard.