Sunday, September 27, 2009

A View from the Inside

As you can see, the audience is clearly not rioting. If there's another definition of a successful screening, I don't know what it is.

A few observations: The audience actually laughed quite a lot. Even the ones who weren't directly related to the production. A couple of rows in front of us, there were two women who were clearly there in some professional capacity and as the movie unspooled I could see them getting more and more into the story. It was gratifying.

The biggest laugh of the night? Guy's sound design during the final chase sequence, where the soundtrack music is synced up with the opening and closing of the stairway door. Guy, who cut enough jokes in post-production to make the writer weep tears of blood, got the biggest laugh of the night with his editing.

Thanks, Guy.

And congratulations, you big lug. It was awesome.


Guy said...

Thanks, man. Sorry about all those tears. I'll make it up to you on the next movie. Probably.

On the other hand, maybe I should just tell you how sorry I am now for all the things I'm going to do to your writing later.

Tigs_Pal said...

Glad it went well!

Joe said...

Outstanding! Congratulations to all involved. You have much to be proud of. Next to "The Pig" scenes, my favorite was the one with the ancient coins. That had me laughing.

I was surprised at how professionally done it was. We didn't see all the movies, but of the several we watched, Zorg and Andy was the best... by far.

Guy said...

Thanks Sarah and Joe! And thanks so much for the kind words, Joe. It's great to hear.

And I just want to point out to Quentin that the coins scene actually survived from the original draft of the script.

See? I don't cut everything.