Posted by JackNapier at spider-ta033.proxy.aol.com on August 28, 2001 at 11:42:51:
In Reply to: Close, but no cigar posted by Kevin on August 27, 2001 at 13:32:55:
I think Roger Ebert summed it up best when he said that this movie was the ultimate inside joke. Its good to be on the inside. However I think you did make it broad enough for a few others to get the joke or at least chuckle as if they did. The problem with that is that not everyone does get it and with that your not going toget everybody. However with a 11 million opening weekend more than a few people have heard your former setups and got the punchline. Be happy in the fact that you made a flick for the fans that gave your you career and made it well enough to grab some new ones. I also applaud your decision to move on although it will be sad to see the extended Red Bank family go. Thanks for going out with a BANG. The only thing that you can be sure of is that in whatever direction you go we will all be along for the ride. PS: If you ever need help from a University of Miami Film school Alumni I would love to learn the ways of the Dark Side from the Master. PSS Some guy from Reel.com calls it the Citizen Kane of road trip flicks. : First off, the day we mourn an 11.1 million dollar opening is the day I want out of this business.
: Yes - first place would've been nice. Shit, it was almost do-able. But it wasn't in the cards, apparently, and that's okay. Opening to double digits with a movie this inside is a-okay in my book.
: And the real tale, anyway, will be told next week. Let's just pray it doesn't repeat the 'Dogma' second week drop (51%), and instead, hold in there with a 30% or less drop.
: But remove the figures and all (because, let's face it - the movie's going to make it's money back and then some; especially with video) and concentrate on what really matters...
: Were you entertained?
: I've been combing through the last few boards (good Lord, we're going through them quickly lately, aren't we?), and the majority of you were, indeed, happy with the flick. Some cats weren't (hey, what do you want me to say? No flick's for everyone), but largely, folks dug it. That makes us here at the home office very happy.
: Many thanks to those who did double and triple duty (hell, even single duty). You're posters are waiting for you when you send in your stubs.
: If you feel so inclined, hit the flick again next weekend. That'd be nice.
: So please - no long faces. We've done well. I'm happy. Very, very happy.
: And while it was nice to have the number one movie in the country for a night, to be honest, it didn't alter my existence. All I cared about was if you guys dug the flick, and beyond that, if *I* dug the flick.
: And I did. Very much. Always have, and always will.
: But now it's no rest for the weary, and right back to the drawing board. If all goes smoothly, we'll be shooting again in Feb/March - just as 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' should be hitting the video stores (unless Bob decides to go for the Christmas release).
: And then, of course, there's the cartoon flick next year.
: Which, if you think this movie was for the fans...
: Hoo-boy, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
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