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Reply #15 on: October 09, 2012, 10:26:53 AM
So, this trailer is evidently some kind of joke... a pretty poorly made one though. Interesting choice to make everyone think your movie that already looks shitty looks shittier.


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Reply #16 on: October 09, 2012, 11:01:12 AM
So, this trailer is evidently some kind of joke... a pretty poorly made one though. Interesting choice to make everyone think your movie that already looks shitty looks shittier.

That was my first thought. If they were really making the film this way they wouldn't have used After Effect plug ins to do it.  It is clearly cheaply done in post. I'm sure they're just trying to convey this film is in the same vein as something like Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
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Reply #17 on: October 09, 2012, 12:19:01 PM
Totally, it looks like an instagram filter. They should have shot on film if they wanted that look.

Like any movie BBE is associated with, I predict a lot of bad sex, cocaine, and at least one of the male characters will be bisexual.


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Reply #18 on: January 10, 2013, 04:42:57 PM


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Reply #19 on: January 10, 2013, 07:19:59 PM
Good lord -- from the article linked above:

Quote from: New York Times
If Schrader wasn’t worried about Lohan’s reputation, it might be because he is familiar with dysfunction. As a boy, his mother showed him what hell felt like by shoving a needle into his thumb. His father lobbied to prevent “The Last Temptation of Christ,” a film his son wrote, from playing in their hometown, Grand Rapids, Mich. After his father died, Schrader found that he owned VHS tapes of all of his films, but none of them had been opened. In his 20s, Schrader slept with a gun under his pillow because he could fall asleep only if he knew there was a way out. Now he never travels without thousands of dollars in the currency of half a dozen countries.

Edit - This is hilarious:

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A doctor arrived and took Lohan’s blood pressure. He walked over to Pope and Schrader. His diagnosis: An inner-ear infection. She was done for the day. Schrader didn’t buy it.

“That’s her doctor, he’ll say whatever she wants. I shot one day from a stretcher. She could do it, but she doesn’t want to.”

Pope and Schrader huddled with the production crew and thought of scenes they could shoot that day as a substitute. “What do we have left for James?” Schrader asked

There was awkward silence before a producer chimed in.

“Uh, I was driving by Burbank airport yesterday and I saw James pulling into the airport.”

A call was placed. Deen admitted he was not in Los Angeles.

“Goddamn it,” Schrader said. “He agreed not to shoot porn during the shoot. Now he’s out of town making porn. I told him things could change; he had to stay in town. Now a whole day is wasted.”


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Reply #20 on: January 10, 2013, 09:28:57 PM
That article is the first thing thats made me have any interest in seeing the movie.  Good read.


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Reply #21 on: January 10, 2013, 11:14:33 PM
My favorite bit from the article is that after watching the rough cut, Steven Soderbergh offered to make his own cut of it if Schrader would give him access to the footage for 72 hours, which Schrader got offended by and refused.

The movie, I'm sure, will be shit, but I know in my heart of hearts that Soderbergh's cut would be AMAZING.
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Reply #22 on: January 11, 2013, 03:04:57 AM
doesn't any of it sound too manipulated? I mean, the article did make sure to mention, over and over again, that everyone was amazing, and also didn't make Lohan sound like such a mess.
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Reply #23 on: January 11, 2013, 10:38:53 AM
Yeah. Like the reporter was deep down just so excited to be hanging out with the movie folk.
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Reply #24 on: January 11, 2013, 10:52:16 AM
Oh, I absolutely believe that this was part of making people want to see this movie. The article even mentions that they said they wanted to make the process open to the public so that everyone could read blog posts and tweets about the production etc...

That's why they gave so much access to the reporter, they knew that the train-wreck aspect would attract people to the project.

I don't think that the article is super manipulated to make the movie look better... I think they just knew that having a big mess like Lohan on the set would result in enough crazy to get people interested. It didn't really matter how bad the movie or the actors come off, it would draw attention.

It's marketing, but it's smart. It fits the film.


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Reply #25 on: January 11, 2013, 11:42:01 AM
Agreed. And it worked on me.


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Reply #26 on: January 11, 2013, 01:08:14 PM
ah little lohan thrown under the bus once again?
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Reply #27 on: January 11, 2013, 01:30:43 PM
Maybe the second one will correct the damage the first one did to her face.
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Reply #28 on: January 11, 2013, 03:11:42 PM
Now that you mention it, no 26-year-old woman should ever look that much like W.C. Fields.
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Reply #29 on: January 11, 2013, 07:58:38 PM
Heres a clip just incase that article made you want to see the film:

http://www.nytimes.com/video/2013/01/10/magazine/100000001994511/lindsay-lohan-in-the-canyons.html