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Friday, May 6th, 2005 | Life in Czeltistan

Just got back from seeing Winter Solstice, a film starring Anthony LaPaglia in a story of a widower, his two sons and their boom mic. Ok, maybe it wasn’t supposed to be about the boom mic, but since I noticed it in no fewer than 11 scenes, I thought it was supposed to be a character. I mean, really — was no one checking the dailies? How do you not notice that your boom guy is trying for a supporting role credit?

Anyhow… speaking of films, did anyone know anything about this one?? Paul Westerberg doing a voice role in a film? Oh, wait a minute. Now that I think about it, I do remember him saying something at his show about an animated film he wasn’t allowed to talk about. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out. And why am I the last to know he’s Mary Lucia’s brother? I love her radio shows, especially when she was on Rev 105. Sheesh. -10 indie rock cred points for the Czelt.

(Tanx to m@ for the title. Lord, do I hate writing headlines.)

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As my main man Roger Ebert sez, it’s usually an idiot projectionist:

Many projectionists lack the skill or the equipment to properly frame movies in their original aspect ratios. This problem is more common than you might think. When you see a boom microphone dipping down from the top of the screen, especially more than one in the same picture, the odds are overwhelming that the fault lies not with the filmmakers, but with the projectionist right there in your theater, who is showing the film in the wrong aspect ratio and allowing you to see more than the intended visible picture area.

czeltic girl

Huh. Good to know.

I’ll have a little chat with my downstairs neighbor (who is manager of the theatre in which I saw the film). Just an FYI for him to look into. Thanks for the tip.

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