I feel like a dork for posting these things so late. I missed so much work being sick and whatnot that it's been kind of crazy for me to try to catch up. Anyway, I got to meet Lloyd Kaufmann (president of Troma films) at Cannes this year. My friend Pericles (director of "Loop," for which I made some 3D helicopters and various other fun things) directed a film for them several years ago- "Redneck Zombies" and introduced us. He sent me an e-mail informing me that Lloyd would be there at the Troma booth. I stopped by about a dozen times throughout the conference, but no luck. Llyod was never there. However, I did find a copy of Pericles's film!
(Peri's film is on the lower right. Right above it is the film the South Park guys made while they went to my school. Special guest star: Stan Brakhage! Did you also know that he is the guy for whom Stan of South Park is named? The more you know...)
I also wandered around the exhibition space (oh yeah, I was once again too late to test for the Dharma Initiative recruitment program). I found an interesting little... seemed like a scavenger hunt of some kind. There was a card with a staticy pattern printed on it. You had to take a plastic sheet and place it over the card in order to decode it.
I can only focus on one or two ARGs at a time and right now, I'm giving my love to Lost (though it's kind of trying our patience at the moment, I'm betting it will be fun once it gets going) and Fringe (more on that one later). I was interested in this one, though, because of the "seek the six" message. The Oceanic Six (a Lost reference)? Was it a Fringe reference (there's a six fingered hand print in some of the advertisements)? Later, I saw some cool sky writing:
Okay, cool. I was intrigued enough to start the game. Turns out it's a reference to "The Prisoner," which they are going to be remaking. I'll watch it, but I'm not interested enough in the game to continue.
Friday night ended with the best solo dinner I've ever had: Nobu "The Sake" Jyunmai Daijingo and edamame followed by the black cod with miso at Nobu. It was SO good that I didn't even care that I was dining alone. The cod was the consistency of butter and just fell off in perfect bite-sized pieces. The miso sauce was just sweet and crispy enough... heaven.