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Posted: 22 Apr 2005 6:45 pm
Post subject: Scrumptralescent News!
I'm here on the official site, so that can only mean one thing: somebody finally told me my password! (Again.) It probably also means that I have some big-ass announcement or other. Well tops on the announcement list is this: after months of intensive yoga, i can finally touch my toes! (They feel round and bunion-y.)
But there's more! I'm talkin' movie news, peeps, so no more drumroll: Trailer. Serenity. Tuesday.
Yeah, kids, the haps is hap'nin', and it runs thus: EXCLUSIVELY on Apple movie trailers (and linked through this site as well of course) will be a small, medium, large or FULLSCREEN trailer for Serenity the major motion movie. Yeah, THE trailer. And the following Friday said trailer hits theaters. Which theaters? Until I get confirmation you'll have to guess, but I'm betting you can.
Now, here's a word of warning: this trailer ain't shy. If you're looking to live totally spoiler-free, know that there's plenty of key dialogue and images running through this bad boy. It's pretty tasty, though, and it doesn't give everything away. But close scrutiny will definitely learn you much of what's to come. (Anakin TOTALLY goes evil.) It's a nice piece to while away the time till September, and hopefully should intrigue th' peeps that don't have coats of brown.
The only thing more exciting than y'all finally seeing this was showing it to Nathan. Like a schoolboy giggled he.
Joss "You can't take my toes from me" Whedon
Posted: 27 Apr 2005 12:14 am
Post subject: More Fun Than Shingles
It gets better.
As thus: The movie is very nearly finished. You've seen many pretty images in the trailer. But I've still got work to do and you've still got months before you can see it.
And, no, I'm not talking Australia (but Hi, Australia! anyway), I'm talking here in the more-or-less-United States, a one time multi-city Browncoat sneak event. Thursday, May 5th at 10:00 pm, the movie (Serenity! Pay attention! Jeez.) will be playing at exactly 10 theaters in 10 cities across the country. You (or possibly someone much like you) (or possibly a robot EXACTLY like you, but with better manners and sonic arm-lasers, sent to take your place) will be able to buy a ticket to see Serenity months in advance. Not just the bitty trailer with not enough Kaylee and Book, but the whole film, in its extremely almost completed state.
You probably have some questions. How is this possible? What cities exactly will it be in? What are these changes my body is going through? All valid. It's possible because some clown put a bunch of Universal execs in a theater full of Browncoats and dude, they came out SWEATING, they never seen energy like that. They loved it, and even though they were already wicked supportive of the movie (see: earlier posts re: we're making the movie) they simply weren't ready for you guys. When I whinged on about pushing the date and everyone here was posting about "what do we do till September", they agreed to let me sneak it out.
Maybe they thought it was a fluke. Maybe they wanna see if people really do care about the flick. Or maybe they're just treating us with respect and kindness, though that last option confuses and terrifies me as much as these changes my body is going through (I'm "perspiring" and becoming "interested in girls", which believe me is very unsettling when you're 40.) Does it matter? The plan works for me, and it can work for a select bunch of y'all. Here's what I know:
The cities to be hit are:
The Portland of Oregon
If you're in or near one of those, you might wanna stop by. There's supposed to be a "Can't Stop the Signal" page on this website (I don't know where it is -- hey, I remembered my damn password, doesn't that buy me any cred?) There should be more info there soon about how to get in, bringing peeps into the fold, I think there's even competetions and stuff. (All I know is I have exactly 20 Brownie points. I answered ONE triv Q and got it wrong. Forget cred. I have no cred.) Now a couple of us might just creep into one of those major metropolitan multiplexes to see if anyone does show up, so remember: swearing in Chinese ONLY.
All right. This will please the fans and satisfy the employers of Joss Whedon, so I must stop as my arm-lasers are getting tired. I politely thank you for your attention.
Should be fun.
Posted: 29 Apr 2005 5:50 pm
Post subject: Good News/Bad News
Me again!!!! (Sorry. I just get very excited about me.)
Well, it looks like you guys are still flyin' since we sold out all 10 venues in less than a day! Huzzah!
Well, yeah, Huzzah unless you couldn't get in. Then the world is a dark, existential moonscape of lonely suffering. I totally get that, but here's the thing:
The Uni brass just gave me word that certain theater managers who couldn't provide tickets were... how can I put this delicately... THREATENED. Seriously. Which is both touching and, hey, totally uncool. Yes, we need to show our excitement about the film to make the world stand up and listen, but we must use the peaceful, time-honored ways: writing letters and e-mails, working booths and throwing parties, and lining up for months in front of theaters that aren't showing the movie.
This screening is an unual event to say the least, but if it makes more people grouchy than happy, then lameness is involved. So you know I'll be talking to the brass about it. If we can get something else planned for later, suh-WEET but the movie belongs to them and I gotta respect their marketing plan. And we all gotta chill on the theater peeps who have even less say in this than anyone. I'll E more when more is knowable.
We're Browncoats, dammit, not Arsenal fans! (Well, some of us are both. But peaceful, non-rioty Arsenal fans.)
Peace to th' pepps, yo! -j. (Yes, I can too say 'yo'.)
Posted: 08 May 2005 10:50 pm
Post subject: Crushing Disappointment
...is not in store! Good things are coming... to a theater (possibly) near you!
It's Joss, your roving reporter, with another ZOWIE! exclusive(!) hot off the presses! Browncoats Bring Boffo B.O.! Vegas Vibe Very Vivacious! You heard it first here, true believers...
Okay, first of all, being that guy is exhausting. So no more roving and on to the meat of the thing. I just saw the whole cast today (which is in itself a wonderful and rare thing) and we all compared notes on the screenings, the general feeling being: damn. As in, Big Damn. You guys were SO sweet. We all thought it was a grand time. More (or at least just as) importantly, the Uni Brass thought it worked out great too, so... wait for it... there's gonna be more.
You might have heard rumors, but I'm here to confirm. On thursday the 26th the studio is doing another round of hit-and-run screenings, and this time it's not ten cities -- it's twenty. It's another vote of confidence from the studio and another chance for us to say "thanks" to you guys for keeping this all rolling. And most importantly, another chance to run that videotape of me before the movie, looking so tragically sexy.
"Wait a minute! What cities!?!?! Hey, %#$@face, stop talking about how sexy you are (although you are confessedly quite the dish) and give us the info!" Well, I don't actually know. I think we'll be repeating in the cities we've hit and adding 10 new ones. I expect can'tstopthesignal will have the info some time tomorrow, and let the manager-threatening begin! (Or, you know, the ticket buying.) Hopefully one of those cities will be near you, and won't be one where the film breaks and has to start again (heh heh... professional showbusiness... ). I don't know if any of the peeps is gonna be able to come out this time, but if they can they will, and I know Jewel's going somewhere 'cause she was working last time.
That's it! Except to add that Summer and I were pretty overwhelmed last Thurs, and I got the impression everyone else was too. Of course everyone else didn't have to put up with Summer's constant whispering of "I SAVED this film, Hackboy!" or her "surefire" system of winning at craps that had me down six large come the dawn... That girl. Just trouble.
Enough with this post. You guys are beyond swell. Let the party continue.
Posted: 08 Jun 2005 8:28 pm
Post subject: HOW'S 35?
That a nice number? 35? It's a meaningful number. A prime number, if you don't have a seven. There are 35 crows sitting behind Tippie Hedren in the jungle gym sequence in The Birds (total lie). Lord Byron was 35 when he wrote "The Trouble With Tribbles" (embarrassing lie). Well, here's one thing. That's how many cities the next preview is going to be showing in.
Thirty five cities! That's over two fifths of all the cities in America! (Not a lie: I really just don't understand maps.) Thirty-five crazy Browncoat parties! June 23rd, usually a day of national mourning, is now a day of happy! As usual, the websperts will fill (the dare I say 35 left who haven’t figured this out already of) you in on little details like where, but that sounds not only like a good time – it sounds like a challenge. Can we really fill these theaters up? Without using monkeys, or any kind of devious, tricky, seat filling monkeys? Or monkeys? It's daunting. I know at least one of these cities has a population of eight and only got electricity last year (I think it's Chicago. That's how it looked on the map.)
Well, if you're reading this, and you haven't got a chance to see the flick yet, and you're not a monkey, I hope one of the cities is yours, or near yours. I'll be visiting at least one of them, 'cause I miss y'all, and besides, who better to be with on that particular day of national mourning?
Leave me to my pain!
Topic: After the movie - what's next?
Posted: 08 Jun 2005 12:09 am
What next? Interesting question. I see an epic Serenity adventure told in woodcuts, then a Jayne/Wesley crossover done in a series of haiku left in small wooden bowls to float down the Seine... Finally an interpretive dance (ya GOTTA have an interpretive dance!) about Mal's personal hygene that becomes an opera/ miniseries starring Sean Bean as "Odor".
That's just one man's vision.
But here's another. It rests on a lot of factors that I can't control, and some that I'll try my damnedest to. God knows you guys are doing your part. I call it BIG DAMN SEQUEL.
And THEN the interpretive dance.
We'll talk soon... -joss.
Posted: 08 Jun 2005 12:10 am
More importantly, there's someone on this board quoting Flanders and Swann? Joy.
Topic: Summer Glau as Kitty Pride in X3?
Posted: 30 Jun 2005 3:59 am
Here's an odd little story:
Summer did read for Kitty in X3. I know because she called me and mentioned she was going to and did I know anything about the character (there were no 'sides' to study -- they had to get them when they came in). So the girl I turned into sort of a superhero in my movie was going to read for the character that most influenced ALL my girl-heroes, Kitty Pryde. Karmically funky. Anyhoo, she called me after and said it was very emotional and kind of like when she read for FIREFLY, she just got into a very intense groove. She started telling me about the scene she read and that's when I realized WHY it was kind of like she read for FIREFLY. 'Cause (as you may know) it was a scene I wrote for Astonishing X-Men issue #5. I assume they just didn't have sides ready and used that but this was like a karmic moebius strip, it was just too folded in on itself. In this time of odd, I turned to beer. (No I didn't. Stay in school.)
I don't know what the X-peeps are looking for -- or even if that other girl has really dropped out -- but for my money, Summer would make a wonderful Kitty. (And I don't say that lightly.) As long as it doesn't interfere with SERENITY II: RICARDO MONTALBAN'S STILL PISSED -- or, much more importantly, SERENITY III: SO VERY NUDE.
I have shared my tail. (Lord, that's what I actually typed! I mean "tale"! What will people think of me?) No tail sharing. Oh so lame.
now off to make blinis!
Posted: 16 Aug 2005 2:55 am
Post subject: Jossimablogification
Just dropping by to say 'hey', maybe throw out a few behind-the-scenes tidbits to make you feel all special and tingly. Okay I can't sleep. But I still might have a tidbit, we'll see.
The marketing blitz is poised to begin. Hopefully it will be a blitz and not a tiny police action. Marketing is a very tricky business, as I've learned. Coming up with the tagline, "The Future is Worth Fighting For", was not a simple process. A couple of close contenders:
"The Future is worth Running Away From."
"The Future is All Visual and S---."
"One Captain. One Psychic. One Assasin. One Doctor. One Shepherd. Another Assasin, but different from the first. One Mechanic. One Companion, which is like a geisha or a courtesan, I guess sort of. One... um... did I do Mechanic? Which movie is this?"
"If you loved Katerina Witt in 'Carmen on Ice', you'll love this."
"Mal Takes His Shirt Off Already."
"Serenity. It's like art, but in movie form."
"Get Ready For Rush Hour."
Now, clearly all good notions, but each lacking that one crucial element. I think we went the right way.
Gettin' ready fro my trip to Edinburgh. Just one burning question: Is Sargent's "Lady Agnew of Lochnaw" still hanging in the National Gallery? I'm excited about the film and all, but... if anyone in Scottishville can get me the 411 (that's American slang for "four one one"), I'd be grateful. I loves me some Lady Agnew.
Oh, and come early September, I'll be making another short jaunt -- and finally get to hang with my Aussie peeps! I'm hitting Sydney and Melbourne! Not for more than a day each, but it's still my first time and I'm psyched! (See, I told you ther'd be some info if you hung around long enough.) I expect a proper Australian welcome, unless a proper Australian welcome involves paddling of any kind.
Well, back to attempt sleep. Keep fighting, and ignore Movieline and the Hollywood Stock Exchange. We make our destiny, peeps. you all know that better than anyone.
Yours (finally!) sleepily, The Man They Call Joss.
And, to be perhaps a little too honest even for you my dear peeps... I kind of did love 'Carmen on Ice'. Go figure.
Posted: 16 Aug 2005 7:05 pm
Post subject: Joss is 30% thread-starting, girl-touching rock star! (Joss' thread title of course:))))
Hi again. I got wind of this rumor that there are peeps still saying I'm due to show at DragonCon, or that they've spoken to the Uni peeps or my one peep, I'm not sure but I think Uni's starting to feel bad, like y'all will think they're reneging on something. It's all very murky. So just to clarify:
Nobody at Uni who is working this movie got contacted and nobody ever promised my presence. This is, I'm sure, a tempest in a teapot, but I don't want them taking heat. As I'm sure you all know, I'd love to go to DragonCon but my many other commitments (including the one made in front of my family and friends and a Justice of the Peace) make it impossible to attend, impossible, why it would bend the very laws of physics, man! Sorry.
I will however be at FerretCon. It's smaller than DragonCon, but feisty when it's cornered.
Also, Nathan has promised to make up for my lack of presence by tattooing the name of every fan he meets on his chest. This is totally true and I checked with Nathan so don't let him play all ignorant.
Sorry for all the confusion and even more for the boring post. I'll leave you with a few more rejected tag-lines for the Serenity one-sheet...
"To Infinity... and then it's a left, half a block, house with the blue trim."
"Serenity. Like glass in a bag."
"Meet Malcolm Reynolds. He hates Scottish People." (I totally lobbied against that one.)
"They're outnumbered, outgunned, and have no skills... Wow, they're gonna DIE!"
"If you loved "Stealth" or "the Island".... um, actually never mind. It's not important."
"Serenity. The most exciting film since D.W Griffifth's's private dirty zoetropes (which were AWESOME.)"
"This Fall, Stop and Smell the Serenity."
I know. Gems.
Farewell, interlopers! -j.
Posted: 18 Aug 2005 4:48 pm
Post subject: this one
(it;s about all this credit system on the official browncoat site, you get points for quizzes, testimonials and stuff...and then you get posters and T-shirts when you have a lot)
What up? I can't go to the press screening -- but if I'd known I'd get 400 points I totally would have done a testimonial! Gyp! Man, heads are gonna roll at Universal. Do you know how many quizzes I've failed? (Sadly, this is true -- including ones about scenes I wrote.) I NEED those, points, man, and I could've done a rippin' testi! (Hmmm. Don't think that phrase is gonna catch on.) But I'm, like the biggest fan of the movie! I even have sentimental attatchments to the weak-ass parts (there are two)! (Well, 1 and 3/4.) If I knew how to attach a little face-y icon, I'd totally be doing it right now, and it'd be MIFFED.
But for those of you who did show, my thanks. I hate you for your 400 points, but I love you for your love.
The Quiz-we-do-not-award-you-the-rank-of-Master, -j.
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