Thom

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About Thom

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    nothing, nobody, nowhere

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    Male
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    Chicagoland
  • Interests
    collage art, music, sociology, pixelation, culture, outsider art, relationships, authenticity, perception, the whys and hows, the understated, editing, discovering the hidden and unseen

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    Independent technical writer, media producer, ethnographer, social scientist, and thriving IT guy.
  • About my avatar
    Me, in the field on a documentary shoot
  • Favorite movies
    Sunrise, A Pure Formality, The Bicycle Thief, Knife in the Water, The Blood of a Poet, The Decalogue, Three Colors, M, City Lights, Ponette, The Kid, Eye Myth
  • Favorite music
    Johnny Cash, U2, the Cure, Moby, Mozart, John Cage, Thom Yorke, Charles Mingus, Elvis (Presley and Costello), Suzanne Vega, St. Vincent, Miles Davis, Baldwin Brothers, Queen, Charlie Peacock, Wilco, Rufus Wainwright, Sam Phillips, Grizzly Bear, Shearwater, Martha Wainwright
  • Favorite creative writing
    Paul of Tarsus, Chaim Potok, Brennan Manning, Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck, The Brothers Grimm Bible, My Name Is Asher Lev, The Chosen, The Gift of Asher Lev, The Promise, On The Road, The Pearl
  • Favorite visual art
    Stan Brakhage Joseph Cornell

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  1. I am going through the Edward Burns catalog.
  2. I thought the way he addressed the topic was really good. I especially liked the citation/inclusion of articles. I for one wish I would have made such a video. However, that being said, I also did not find it a topic close enough to my heart to spend time editorializing. We all, male and female, focus our often limited time on things that we have deemed worthy of our attention, so I don't think it is productive to condemn males on the site for not attempting to address. Does it really matter? We can certainly talk about Russell's video.
  3. AH, Jeffrey, you're such an idealist.
  4. What I look forward to the most regarding this film...all the "Fifty Shades of Grace" sermon series that will come out of it. Oh, yeah!! [bTW- This was sarcasm. I was poking fun at evangelical culture and church signs]
  5. Yeah, I am not very excited about this remake and I am finding it difficult to convince myself of any value. Even though it would be nice for Hollywood to be more original than remakes and continuations I also recognize how much my childhood is tied to the original film, so it makes it that much more difficult. I was also very attracted to the Australian aesthetics of film from that era, more so than Hollywood at the time. Anyway, I am looking forward to the zombie's in this version though
  6. Birdman. And then Birdman again.
  7. Well...not much talk about Super Bowl ads in the last decade. So, what's the story about these advertising stories? Anything you like this year?
  8. well I guess you don't mean me (as if I caught even a whiff of being a taste maker I'd be here a whole lot more). I guess Matt, that is where I had a problem was as well. It actually took me out of the story and film for a short bit.
  9. Well, it looks like the Hollywood name did not dictate the Dardennes' aesthetic. It was still intimate, personal and raw. The only thing it did hurt was that the film was constantly sold out at the Music Box, which is the only theater that runs foreign films during a reasonable release period. Also, Marion Cotillard is up for an Academy Award for this so I suppose that is a little different for the brothers as well.
  10. Ha! I would never do that to you. Actually, I was only the 2nd Unit Director/Camera and a 2nd Camera during 1st unit shooting. That being said, I look forward to you seeing it and hearing what you think. It has some Harmony Korine flavoring.
  11. I have heard talk of a possible Detroit screening but there isn't anything definite on the calendar. Thanks for asking, Mike.
  12. 2014 A&F Film Journal Letterboxd Journal (I like the idea of charting "how" the viewing experience happened. Thanks, BethR Don't know if I can keep it up though.) January Ride Report: 10,000 Miles to Rio (2014 Matt Kendall, Tiernan Turner) [Doc] -Hoopla [better than Ewan McGregor's TV series] Big Hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams) Frozen (2010 Adam Green) -Hoopla Swiss Family Robinson (1960 Ken Annakin) -Netflix My Week With Marilyn (2011 Simon Curtis) -Hoopla California Scheming (2014 Marco Weber) -Hoopla Two Days, One Night (2014 Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) Godzilla (2014 Gareth Edwards) -Redbox The Giver (2014 Phillip Noyce) -Flixster The Maze Runner (2014 Wes Ball) -Flixster Girl Gone (2014 David Fincher) -Flixster Labor Day (2013 Jason Reitman) -Netflix Pacific Rim (2013 Guillermo del Toro) Sound City (2013 David Grohl) [Doc] -Hoopla The Skeleton Twins (2014 Craig Johnson) February Cutie and the Boxer (2013 Zachary Heinzerling) [Doc] Copenhagen (2014 Mark Raso) Gerhard Richter Painting (2011 Corinna Belz) [Doc] Birdman (2014 Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu) Edge of Tomorrow (2014 Doug Liman) The Freebie (2010 Katie Aselton) Boyhood (2013 Richard Linklater) Gardens of the Night (2008 Damian Harris) *Recommended Devil in the Room (2013 Carla Mackinnon) [short] March Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012 Sophie Huber) [Doc] I Am Divine (2013 Jeffrey Schwartz) [Doc] Big Hero 6 (2014 Don Hall, Chris Williams) She's the One (1996 Edward Burns) Newlyweds (2011 Edward Burns) The Fitzgerald's Family Christmas (2012 Edward Burns) Maleficent (2014 Robert Stromberg) John Wick (2014 Chad Stahelski) Ugh! Bad. Not worth it even for a "get my mind off things after midnight viewing. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014 Phil Alden Robinson) April Interstellar (2014 Christopher Nolan) The Imitation Game (2014 Morton Tyldum) The Captive (2014 Atom Egoyan) We Need To Talk About Kevin (2012 Lynne Ramsay)
  13. Attention all you L.A. folks and traveler's to L.A. A film I worked on as a camera operator and 2nd Unit Director is premiering on 1/17/2015 at Vintage Cinemas Los Feliz 3 (1822 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles). It's a midnight show so check it out, especially if you have insomnia. http://www.bathtubsongs.com/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1534955023458169/
  14. Has anyone here had the opportunity to see this? The comparisons to Wim Wenders, Terrence Malick, David Lynch, Paul Thomas Anderson and an all original score featuring Maria Mckee on piano and vocals has really piqued my interest. http://shootistfilms.com/View%20film%20distrify.html
  15. In addition to The Outsiders Old Yeller Gravity