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Non-Film Discussion => Xix & Xax => Topic started by: ©brad on May 23, 2003, 10:45:36 AM

Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: ©brad on May 23, 2003, 10:45:36 AM
... are you still going to keep in touch here at Xixax?

It's only a matter of time before one of us breaks into Hollywood. the amount of talent/intelligence among most of the members on this board is irrefutable, and even though Hollywood is not merit-based (bringing down the house anyone?) i have no doubt in my mind that at least one if not more of us will make it.

SOOOooo... I only hope that if we do get the break of our lives we continue to keep in touch here. how great will it be when one of us get a movie in wide release? better yet, enough movies made to deserve their own director's forum!!! I would love to come home after the premiere of my first movie, or better yet the next morning after a long night of celebration, and see what everyone thinks (yea, even u GT) and hopefully join in on the mass xixax festivities.

so, here's a shotout to all of u struggling filmmakers. keep ur head up and keep reaching for that shiny silver screen. u'll get it someday.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: SoNowThen on May 23, 2003, 10:47:58 AM
Forget "one of us". How about "all of us". And I can forgoe "big" for just "making good films".

I have a vision -- it's a table full of young filmmakers, sitting at Cannes sometime down the road. And someone says an Xixax in-joke, then slowly we all turn around and go "you... too?" and realize we already all know each other.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Pubrick on May 23, 2003, 11:24:01 AM
yeah, sure, why not.

if moby can do it.  :shock:

how seriously is everyone taking it tho? i mean, there's a lot of dreamers here no doubt, but.. i spose it can happen.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Xixax on May 23, 2003, 11:24:43 AM
Aah... That's the whole reason I started this board!

So that I could rub shoulders with famous people.

Actually, I intended it to be a place where people who like to make indie movies on video or film could exchange ideas, because that interests me. On that level I think it's starting to succeed.

I also wanted it to be a place where I could get movie recommendations from other film fans, and on that level it has definitely been a big success.

All I ask is that someday when one of you big hollywood directors needs a mid-thirtyish goateed fat guy for a small part in your movie that you'll keep 'ol Xixax in mind (headshots available on request).  :)
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Pubrick on May 23, 2003, 11:31:21 AM
Quote from: Xixax
(headshots available on request).  :)


no need, this pic covers 90% of the board:

(http://homepage.smc.edu/nestler_andrew/frinkcbg.jpg)
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Sigur Rós on May 23, 2003, 11:32:45 AM
I won't keep in touch. I'll buy you all a new car and a model wife!
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: godardian on May 23, 2003, 11:34:21 AM
Quote from: P™
Quote from: Xixax
(headshots available on request).  :)


no need, this pic covers 90% of the board:

(http://homepage.smc.edu/nestler_andrew/frinkcbg.jpg)


 :lol:
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: MacGuffin on May 23, 2003, 11:45:41 AM
Quote from: P™
no need, this pic covers 90% of the board:

(http://homepage.smc.edu/nestler_andrew/frinkcbg.jpg)


I must be in the other 10 %:
(http://homepage.smc.edu/nestler_andrew/milhouse.gif)(http://www.synergizedsolutions.com/simpsons/pictures/others/martin.gif)
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: polkablues on May 23, 2003, 02:29:17 PM
You forgot the pizza-faced kid.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on May 23, 2003, 02:33:11 PM
Quote from: P™
Quote from: Xixax
(headshots available on request).  :)


no need, this pic covers 90% of the board:

(http://homepage.smc.edu/nestler_andrew/frinkcbg.jpg)


this gets my vote for one of the fucking funniest posts ever ........EVER !!!!!

i was at the movies the other day and i saw this huge fat guy and he had this overcoat on and a indiana jones fedora on and a scarf and he looked about 21

and the whole time i was looking at him, i was thinking

when he is on the internet he must be king, but take him out of setting and well  :cry:
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: BonBon85 on May 23, 2003, 02:57:11 PM
Scenario A: We spend page after page arguing the merits of the film and ultimately conclude it was a PTA rip off.
Scenario B: We're all extra nice to the filmmaker because we hold dreams of big connections.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: godardian on May 23, 2003, 03:09:51 PM
I would probably only ever "make it big" as a film writer (where any achievement, which is not to say interest, I might have seems to lie). So, if anyone wants to be the one fan who shows up at my future readings in the basement of your local Borders, I'd be happy to borrow a pen from the squeaky-voiced clerk and autograph your copy of Leave Me Alone, Don't Touch Me!: A History of Adolescent-Angst pictures from Rebel Without a Causeto Ghost World.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Duck Sauce on May 23, 2003, 03:19:26 PM
What percent of this board is an aspiring filmmaker? I know Im not, and I might be in the minority, but if I was going to make films and I did make it big time I think Id still post here, I mean you guys dont know who I really am anyways.... I like this place
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Cecil on May 23, 2003, 05:36:44 PM
well i doubt i would ever make it big, but i plan on keeping in touch here as long as i live (or as long as the site lives). worse case scenario is that i only post a few times a week if i get really busy.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Redlum on May 23, 2003, 06:49:47 PM
I'd like sonowthens Cannes festival idea. I sometimes think about this kind of thing but then tell myself to stop it, like I'm jinxing it or something.

(http://www.sensesofcinema.com/images/directors/02/king.jpg)
"Rita, just because I've made it big - doesn't mean I'm going to forget you"
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Ernie on May 23, 2003, 07:38:23 PM
I would definitely like to post here and continue to support xixax when I'm a professional filmmaker, that would be cool. I would stop the first sense of bitterness or bullshit jealousy I got though. Just considering how many aspiring filmmaker's there on this board and the inevitable fact that at least a few of them won't make it big or decide that it wasn't really the job for them. I know I would be a little bitter if somebody on this board made it and I didn't, if I was still working at the video store trying to raise money for a bad short film...I would be a little bitter.

But that won't happen, I'm either going to be a filmmaker or die trying. There's no other job out there for me that I wanna do for a long time. I'll work anywhere for a couple years to raise money and get my foot in the door but not for life. So yeah...I am as serious as can be about it. There's no reason for me to not make it.

I'm going to tell xixax inside jokes everywhere when the time comes to make sonowthen's idea work, that's great stuff.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Duck Sauce on May 23, 2003, 07:59:52 PM
Quote from: ebeaman


I'm going to tell xixax inside jokes everywhere when the time comes to make sonowthen's idea work, that's great stuff.


That sounds like a cool idea, Id love to see a reference to it in one of your guys movies. Just keep it quiet. And if you are really a thug, you mention the c&c board
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Xixax on May 23, 2003, 08:31:48 PM
You heard it here first.

"XIXAX" is the new "82"!
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Cecil on May 23, 2003, 08:32:42 PM
now i know ill sound like a moron, but here goes: maybe we should have a secret xixax handshake. yes... now i truly am king of the geeks!
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Gold Trumpet on May 23, 2003, 08:37:30 PM
I want to be a filmmaker and all (runs cliche line) but I honestly don't think I will make it. I'm still going to give it my best and all, but my location is a shot one and I am the most uncomfortable guy at trying to get around a major city. I couldn't see myself dealing with NYC but maybe a smaller big city at best right now. Who knows though, I'm still very young and unaware of a lot of things I can and can not do.

~rougerum
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Sleuth on May 23, 2003, 08:40:37 PM
What is 82
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Xixax on May 23, 2003, 08:43:06 PM
Sloth, I will answer that before anyone has the opportunity to post something insulting.

http://www.ptanderson.com/featurefilms/magnolia/secrets.htm
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Sleuth on May 23, 2003, 08:55:00 PM
Damnit, I knew that
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Duck Sauce on May 24, 2003, 12:08:46 AM
Quote from: Xixax
Sloth, I will answer that before anyone has the opportunity to post something insulting.

http://www.ptanderson.com/featurefilms/magnolia/secrets.htm


Its never going to be cool if everyone knows about it!!!!

Shoulda let him try and figure it out.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Sleuth on May 24, 2003, 12:14:05 AM
As soon as I saw the link, it dawned on me.  I really did know it SERIOUSLY I DID okay bye
peace
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Xixax on May 24, 2003, 08:56:09 AM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
Its never going to be cool if everyone knows about it!!!!

82 isn't exactly a well kept secret anymore. Cut the boy some slack, yo!
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Mellow Fellow on May 24, 2003, 12:12:27 PM
a xixax handshake would be awesome, im gunna go write some xixax references into a script, later
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: MacGuffin on May 24, 2003, 12:54:45 PM
If you guys ever hear these words spoken in a movie...

Quote from: sphinx
wraa


Quote from: mogwai
Check yo nuts if dey still works.


...you'll know I wrote it.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: ©brad on May 24, 2003, 02:29:29 PM
if you ever see a character in a movie named MacSpinx P. Mogwai who has a son named Reg (short for Reggie) Karate who's girlfriend is named Budgie Picolas, u'll know i wrote it.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Redlum on May 24, 2003, 05:59:35 PM
Quote from: ebeaman
I'm either going to be a filmmaker or die trying. There's no other job out there for me that I wanna do for a long time.


Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Herbert Kaufman
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: eward on May 25, 2003, 05:08:20 PM
i dont care where it takes me, i just wanna write and make films all my life.....it would be nice to "make it" though.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Pas on May 25, 2003, 05:18:11 PM
Many of you seem serious about this...but how many of you actually made a movie ? (EDIT : I'm not being a dick, I just want to know)

I did the editing and participated in the writing of a short last year, which is called SPCE. It received somekind of local "success" here in Quebec. If there's any quebecer here, or french, you may look a this little page about the movie. I made no money at all with it though.

http://www.caravane.tv/regard/spce.htm
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: RegularKarate on May 25, 2003, 06:03:20 PM
are you being a dick... because it looks like you're being a dick.

look at the top of the page, holmes... there's a film made by a member... and I know that myself and others have been involved in actual filmmaking.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Pas on May 25, 2003, 06:33:10 PM
Woahh ! It might be that I'm french and I express myself badly in english, or it might just be you being somewhat paranoid. I just wanted to know how many people here made films and what were they. I visited Ghostboy's page and plan on seeing his movie. Hell, I never even directed nor written any movie myself, so why would I bitch.

Man, it's the second time I'm being called a dick here in like 20 posts, I'm starting to believe it.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Dirk on May 25, 2003, 06:42:49 PM
Nah, you didn't come off as a dick to me.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Pubrick on May 26, 2003, 03:06:54 AM
Quote from: Booth
Woahh ! It might be that I'm french and I express myself badly in english, or it might just be you being somewhat paranoid.

i think it's the first one.

meanwhile, i never felt the need to justify my interest in independent film production, sum ppl like to, i don't. when i direct sumthing i'm happy with i'll show y'all, rest assured.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Pas on May 26, 2003, 06:38:50 AM
Ok this is one big misunderstandment, I didn't mean to sound like that and I didn't mean to justify anything...though who cares anyway
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Xixax on May 26, 2003, 10:55:22 AM
Seemed to me like something was lost in translation. Message boards are weird like that.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: RegularKarate on May 26, 2003, 03:53:51 PM
Okay... sorry man... thought you were trying to be a dick.

edit:  When did I cross a thousand posts?
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on May 26, 2003, 04:05:45 PM
Quote from: Booth
Woahh ! It might be that I'm french .


a damn dirty french bastard

i have no idea what this fight is about i am just posting while high Heee heee
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Pas on May 26, 2003, 05:22:22 PM
It's all forgotten :-) Worst thing is this whole argument was pointless, cause I just saw the "Feature Presentation" forum which answered my question as to how many actually made films : quite a lot !

And you, for calling me a dirty french, I fart in your general direction. Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Pas on May 27, 2003, 03:26:28 PM
Pfff, since when nobody laughs at an old Monty Python joke ?!
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Cecil on May 27, 2003, 07:36:39 PM
i laughed, i just didnt reply.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Xixax on May 27, 2003, 07:58:18 PM
I didn't laugh, but I farted.
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: MacGuffin on May 27, 2003, 08:02:08 PM
*thanks God the board isn't in smell-o-vision*
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Cecil on May 27, 2003, 08:03:26 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
*thanks God the board isn't in smell-o-vision*


smell-o-vision sucks. odorama is the way of the future
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: Tiff on June 06, 2003, 02:16:05 AM
i want to make madonna famous.  :-D
Title: When one of us makes it big...
Post by: godardian on June 06, 2003, 02:32:53 AM
Quote from: cecil b. demented
Quote from: MacGuffin
*thanks God the board isn't in smell-o-vision*


smell-o-vision sucks. odorama is the way of the future


This made me scurry to my previous stash of leftover Polyster re-release Odorama cards for a few good whiffs...[/i]
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Post by: bonanzataz on June 06, 2003, 08:08:19 PM
i lost mine. wanna send me one godardian?