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Friday, January 07, 2005
Waiting for Lucas
Is he trying to achieve enlightenment? Set a world record? Or simply provide late night talk show hosts with easy monologue material? Whatever the reason, a guy named Jeff Tweiten set up camp outside of Seattle's Cinerama on New Years Day. He'll be spending the next five months in a tent waiting for the release of Revenge of the Sith.
Tweiten, who spent 3 and a half months in line for that last Star Wars movie, started a blog last week. Various news outlets picked up the story earlier this week, driving up feedback in the comments area. So far he's been called everything from "fag" to "a mad hatter bodhisattva." Here's the link.
I'm a big fan of the Cinerama and it's usually where I spend Thanksgiving night during my family's annual holiday trip up north. With its humongous, curved screen and starlit ceiling I can think of no place better to be disappointed by Lucas' next debacle.
Portland could really use its own Cinerama- a gigantic movie palace with a state of the art sound system. I guess the closest equivalent is the Baghdad. It's a shame all it shows is second-run movies and 12-week runs of literal cult films.