Read Mindjack's Daily Relay
tracking trends and developments
in digital culture

home | archives | about us | feedback

Monday, June 27, 2005

Using the Yellow Pages as a Way Into the Movies
I just got back from talking to Gus Van Sant about his new film Last Days, which is loosely inspired by Kurt Cobain. In one scene a Yellow Pages directory sales guy (played by Thadeus A. Thomas) drops by the rock star's house and talks to not-very-alert musician (played by Michael Pitt) for several minutes about maximizing ad space. Apparently Thomas, a Yellow Pages man in real life, blundered into a costume fitting attended by Pitt, Van Sant and designer extraordinaire Ann Roth (Closer, The Village). "This was a warehouse near a flea market and he apparently thought it was a shop. He started picking things up and looking them over," Van Sant said. Van Sant told him to leave and Roth threw a fit, but Thomas was unfazed. Eventually Van Sant decided, "I've got to have this guy in the movie!" True story.
:: posted by Jeffrey M. Anderson, 6/27/2005 Comments (0)
Links to this post

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Subscribe to our RSS feed:
Subscribe with Bloglines

REVIEWS & FEATURES

 

Your Ad Here

More from Mindjack:

weblog:
Daily Relay

Tracking trends and developments in digital culture

shop:
T-Shirts
Mugs
Support Mindjack

Google
Web
Mindjack

Mindjack Release
Sign up to receive details of new issues


Archives prior to April, 2005 are from Donald Melanson's personal film blog.

Links

Blogs
Roger Avary
Bitter Cinema
Cinematical
Cinema Minima
Film Journey
Filmmaker Mag Blog
A Girl and a Gun
GreenCine Daily
Filmjourney
harrylimetheme
Indie Film Blog
IFC Blog
Like Anna Karina's Sweater
Masters of Cinema
Reel Reviews Podcast
Twitch
Wiley Wiggins

Film Criticism and Theory
James Beradinelli
Bright Lights Film Journal
Combustible Celluloid
Dual Lens
Roger Ebert
European Films
The Film Journal
Images
Jim's Film Website
Guardian Unlimited Film
Long Pauses
Metaphilm
Milk Plus
The New York Times
The New Yorker
Not Coming to a Theatre Near You
Reverse Shot
Jonathan Rosembaum
Salon A&E
Senses of Cinema
Slant Magazine
The Stranger
Strictly Film School
The Village Voice

Movie News
Ain't It Cool News
Movie City News
Dark Horizons
The Movie Blog
Cinema Confidential
IndieWire
Coming Soon

DVD News & Reviews
The Digital Bits
DVDAnswers
DVDBeaver
DVDFile
DVD Journal
DVDTalk
DVD Times
DVD Verdict

Print Magazines
Cinema Scope
Film Comment
Independent Film Quarterly
Inside Film
Movie Maker
Premeire
Sight & Sound
Total Film
Uncut
Vertigo

IMDb Search