01/31/2006: How'd I miss that?
Following up a passing thought engendered by James Berardinelli's musings on why he doesn't attend the Sundance Film Festival anymore (no permalink, navigate to the entry for January 29, 2006), I notice that Craig Brewer's "love letter to Memphis", Hustle and Flow (a big winner in the Sundance 2005 bidding wars, IIRC) has been released on DVD. How did I miss that? I'd have thought that this DVD release would have made a bigger splash in the Memphis media or the Memphis blogosphere than it did.
I suppose I'd better do my duty and go rent it....
And interestingly enough, in the "did they invent time travel technology, and I missed that too?" department, I was amused by this from Craig Brewer's IMDB filmography:
Writer - filmographyNeat trick to have a film in in the pipeline on January 31, 2006, for a scheduled 2005 release.
(In Production) (2000s)
1. Step in the Name of Love (2005) (announced)
2. Black Snake Moan (2006) (post-production)
3. Hustle & Flow (2005) (written by)
4. Water's Edge (2003)
5. Resolutions of the Complacent Man (2003)
6. Pressure (2002/I) (screenplay)
7. The Poor and Hungry (2000)
Len on 01.31.06 @ 08:23 AM CST