Is it wrong that the Titan A.E. trailer makes my nipples hard?greenspun.com : LUSENET : No Extra Day : One Thread
Maybe it was watching it before the steaming pile of shit that was MI2, but I was drooling all over my popcorn during the Titan A.E. trailer.
-- Lister VonLister (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 26, 2000
It does look enticing does it not? Saw it in front of TIME CODE, and it looks like a studio is actually trying to MARKET A NON-DISNEY FILM!!! HOLY SHITE! No way, I don't believe it. Not after Miramax's utter failure to do a damn thing with the masterpiece PRINCESS MONONOKE and not after WB's moronic handling of IRON GIANT! I CANNOT EVEN DREAM THAT THIS FILM WILL SUCCEED. NO I CANNOT. TEASING BASTARDS!!!!!
-- Widgett (email@example.com), May 27, 2000.
I'm just happy to finally get to see some kick-ass Don Bluth animation in the theater again. I haven't had a really good dose of Bluth since Secret of Nimh..
..outside the occasional run in with Dragon's Lair.
-- Michael Fitts (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 28, 2000.
Can I just rant a little bit here?
I know I live in The Netherlands (that's in Europe, you donkey turd), but does that immediately mean I don't want to see the Titan A.E. trailer in English? Does that really mean I want to see the incredible images, but hear Dutch "actors" (even if I knew who they were, I wouldn't know who they are), instead of Matt Damon, Nathan Lane, Bill Pullman, Drew Barrymore, Tone Loc and JIM CUMMINGS?!? (he's a god)
Man does that piss me off.
One other thing: why does everyone here have such cool e-mail addresses? hitler's brain with fries, mcginty's iron balls (what's that about?), drunken bastard... I'm jealous!
-- Harris K. Telemacher (I'm persistant) (email@example.com), June 25, 2000.
The film never really lived up to the trailer. The animation was rushed, the actors are wasted, and the script was touched by more hands than my ex-girlfriend. It was sad because you could see there was something of worth laid to waste in the studio system.
-- Lister VonLister (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 26, 2000.
The Netherlands, neat.
Okay Mister Persistant, I did my best to dig up some info on your fellow derelicts.
Iron Balls was a character's name in The Jerk, but whether or not this is actually him is unknown. What scares the bejesus out of me is that he wants to be called 'wendy'. Lister VonLister really did by all accounts hunker down at mindspring.com and yum up the last of Hitler's brain with a side of fries, but he said it gave him terrible indigestion and quite a hearty dose of disentary. Yousef, despite rumors that he was spotted recently sober and quite genial, does in all actuality appear to be both drunken and a bastard.
As for the rest of your post, I think Mary Pickford had it right. Things went the wrong way with film. It should have evolved from talkies to silent film, a purer more intuitive form without the language barriers.
Chaplin thought so as well.
-- Michael Fitts (email@example.com), June 26, 2000.
Wow, you really did research that, and for me! I am so very grateful to you. Now don't get this the wrong way, I don't mean to pry in your personal professional business affairs (what?), but uh... aren't you supposed to be directing/editing/promoting a movie? But since you're not, could you suggest a funny yet humorous e-mail address to me?
I'm really looking forward to your film. Make sure it gets released out here in Europe! Now that we're on the subject of your film: could someone explain its title to me? I never really got it, which might be due to the fact that I haven't seen The Phantom Menace (it seems to have something to do with that). I hope that doesn't get me killed.
Anyway, what I was trying to say: < font size="8">thanks. I'll add this to my collection of "brushes with fame". So rest assured, your post will join the two posts I received from Sir Ian McKellen and Debi Derryberry (voice actress from Taz-Mania). You must be so proud!
-- HKTelemacher (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 26, 2000.
Poor Mike. I didn't realise that it bothered you so much that I like to be called "Wendy". From now on, you can call me Polly Prissypants. Or "Trey Parker's love-slave". Whatever floats your boat.
-- wendy (email@example.com), June 26, 2000.
Now I have a mental image of Iron Balls McGinty as Trey Parker's love slave.
I need to bathe.
-- Michael Fitts (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 26, 2000.
Okay HKT, we here at No Extra Day have slaved away and come up with some enticing email addresses for you.
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org and finally.. email@example.com
Just hollar if you want more. As for the status of the film, we are currently getting ready to offer tee-shirts and mugs to help fund the finishing of the film. We make films for us and for people who love movies, not for studios and cash. So we are more comfortable working with you than a studio exec.
The Title. Well, No Extra Day is explained in the first few minutes of the film. It covers an every day aspect of the store as well as for the story as a whole. Short answer; When someone brings in a movie to a video store three minutes after they've closed and the clerks don't want to turn the machines back on to ring it in, they write No Extra Day, or NED, on a Post-It and slap it on the movie for the morning crew. That way the person doesn't get charged an extra day. They also do it for people they like or people who have good taste in movies.
We hope for a European release. We could really use the vacation. I would love to take it around to different festivals outside the states.
As for similar brushes with fame. Sir Ian dropped us an email as well. Nice man. Hell of an actor.
-- Michael Fitts (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 27, 2000.