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#1 Charles Papert

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:44 PM

Hi chaps,

A thousand apologies to those who have already been bombarded with this (via the Steadicam Guild, email, Facebook or carrier pigeon) but the pressure is on to fill theater seats and this is after all my "hometown crowd" right here at the Steadicam forum...

"The Perfect Sleep", a feature that I shot is enjoying a limited theatrical release; it opens this Friday the 13th in LA at the Laemmele Sunset 5 for a weeklong engagement, followed by another week (starting the 20th) at the Quad Cinema in NYC. I'll be at the 7 p.m. show this Saturday at the Sunset 5.

It's being described as a "dark and vivid dreamscape--think Dostoevsky meets Dashiell Hammett" and along the way, a lot of ass-kicking ensues!

See the trailer at The Perfect Sleep
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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:13 AM

Charles,

I was just cleaning off the bits of beak from the carrier pigeon that hit my window and then was going to try and decrypt your message, but I'll assume this is what it was about. Congratulations. I'll check out the NYC screening next week.
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#3 Charles Papert

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:25 AM

groan--I did stop short of sky-writing and sandwich boards.

Hey, speaking of old-school communication, I just learned that Western Union ended their telegram service in the US in 2006 (you can still send telegrams in many other places in the world). Shame really, think how cool it would be to send one in this day and age ("CONGRATS ON PERFECT SLEEP STOP"). I don't think I ever received one myself.
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#4 Brandon Zachary

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:29 AM

Wow, the trailer looks fantastic! I'll definitely be there on Saturday.
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:02 PM

trailer looks great Chas!
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#6 mark morgan

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:46 PM

looks super nice
thats one tough cookie
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 02:36 PM

I just learned that Western Union ended their telegram service in the US in 2006 (you can still send telegrams in many other places in the world).

They probably got tired of giving copies of every telegram sent to the NSA. They had been doing it since the 20s so I don't really blame them(despite the fact that the NSA wasn't officially created until the 50s).

What I think really needs to make a comeback is the singing telegram. Or maybe the candygram.....

I will try to check out your movie later next week. Congratulations!

~Jess
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#8 Charles Papert

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:53 AM

What I think really needs to make a comeback is the singing telegram. Or maybe the candygram.....


Land shark?
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#9 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:23 AM

http://www.washingto...6091800302.html
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#10 Michael Suchar

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:46 PM

Beautiful work Charles. I hope I can make the opening. CONGRATS STOP.
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#11 Erwin Landau

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:28 AM

Had the pleasure to see the perfect sleep tonight. Great job by Charles as always, but generally, if you like Film Noir, I do, you will enjoy even some of the bloody scenes... and the non linear story telling.

I was missing the steadicam support today... Can't be that you were working... still check it out.


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#12 Charles Papert

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 11:39 PM

We were the top-grossing film at the Sunset 5 this weekend so the film has been held over for an additional week! It runs now through the 26th. I'l be there again on Saturday night (21st) for the 7 p.m. screening, Q&A to follow.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:58 AM

I can't wait to see it -- I hear Gary Oldman is a fan!
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#14 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:21 AM

Charles,

Am I correct that the NYC screening has been pushed a week and that it will still run for one week?
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#15 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:04 PM

We were the top-grossing film at the Sunset 5 this weekend so the film has been held over for an additional week! It runs now through the 26th. I'l be there again on Saturday night (21st) for the 7 p.m. screening, Q&A to follow.

Good news!
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