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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1690 on: September 29, 2011, 01:33:19 AM »
We ended up with 12 people for Jeanne Dielman.  It was not our least attended film ever, instead it was #119 out of 120.

(The lowest was 7 people last fall for Evil Dead 2, the problem there was that Bruce Campbell was appearing at a showing of the first Evil Dead two days later at a Zombie Convention in town).

I'm not really surprised, we designed this series knowing the last two weeks would be a tough sell (last week was Celine & Julie Go Boating, which exceeded expectations and drew 28 people).  We made enough $ on the others that we still ended up in profit for the series.
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1691 on: September 29, 2011, 02:14:31 AM »
Just read an email where my application for the Online Film Critic's Society was rejected, on the basis that my reviews are not up to their level of quality, I don't offer meaningful and distinctive contributions to film criticism, and that my website is not professional looking. I didn't expect to make it in, but it still sucks.

Being rejected is never nice. How shallow it sounds I hope you'll not let the disappointment overwhelm you. As far as I understand from their website you could always apply again next year. If this really is that important to you - make it a project to come up to their standards. Look at their current member's websites. How are they different to yours? Is there any way you could change in that direction to become more like them?

On the other hand you might ask yourself: do you really need to be a member of that society? I figure yes if you're aiming for making a living out of writing about movies, but if it's just a great hobby, why not let it be that way?

If you ask me I think personal blogs are more fun to read than the websites of the members of that society. I didn't recognize any of them, but I checked out a handful and I thought to myself that it wasn't for me. Not personal enough.

However, if you really, really are aiming for that, you shouldn't be put off by that letter. It's not the end. It's just a start on your way into the club.
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1692 on: September 29, 2011, 08:49:56 AM »
We ended up with 12 people for Jeanne Dielman
Ouch. It played in Vancouver in 2009, I wonder how they did with it.

We made enough $ on the others that we still ended up in profit for the series.
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1693 on: September 29, 2011, 09:52:17 AM »
We ended up with 12 people for Jeanne Dielman.  It was not our least attended film ever, instead it was #119 out of 120.

How many stayed through the whole thing?
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1694 on: September 29, 2011, 10:04:23 AM »
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1695 on: September 29, 2011, 11:16:24 AM »
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1696 on: September 29, 2011, 11:18:11 AM »
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1697 on: September 29, 2011, 11:59:46 AM »
We ended up with 12 people for Jeanne Dielman.  It was not our least attended film ever, instead it was #119 out of 120.
That doesn't seem too bad to me, considering.  I've been in our indie theater here on the opening night of a film with even fewer in attendance.  Bellingham is smaller than Seattle, of course, but still.



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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1698 on: September 29, 2011, 12:27:48 PM »
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1699 on: September 29, 2011, 03:55:18 PM »
Just read an email where my application for the Online Film Critic's Society was rejected, on the basis that my reviews are not up to their level of quality, I don't offer meaningful and distinctive contributions to film criticism, and that my website is not professional looking. I didn't expect to make it in, but it still sucks.

I just peaked at their site, well, it is hardly professional looking.  Just looks like a blog site but I have not read through their content yet.  Will look more into them over the weekend.
Yeah websites that read as a list like that shouldn't be criticising other people's work, when they seem to be being deliberately plain. Not leading by example are they? From what I have seen of website design software leaving it that dull, is just plain obtuse.
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