Sunday, March 27, 2011
It's been a long time since I've seen it, but this week, one of the child stars, Wil Wheaton, wrote a moving article on his blog, called "Though I hadn't seen him in 20 years, I knew I'd miss him forever."
It tells a story (Will is a writer himself now, just as his character in Stand By Me became) about joining the other cast members and director (Rob Reiner) from the movie for the first time since the movie was released. They were taping interviews for a just-released Blue Ray special edition. Notably absent from the reunion was River Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose a few years after the movie appeared and who had been a friend of Wil's.
Even if you haven't seen the movie (which I recommend you consider renting), take a look at Wil's post. It's a wonderful, honest view of what it's like to watch your life wind by and the mystery of how we end up where we are.
Link to Though I hadn't seen him in 20 years, I knew I'd miss him forever
Friday, March 18, 2011
I can think of a couple of cliches that could apply to the picture above...
"There's two sides to every story."
"He who pays the piper calls the tune."
Have you got any other suggestions?
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Not a bad way to spend an evening, all in all!
I was working a gig in Vegas with a brand new Phantom Flex high speed digital cinema camera. I had to try it out. In fact, I never did go to bed that night. I opened up a wormhole shooting at 2,564 frames per second.
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