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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

In America and at Loyola

Being in America again is doing my head in. Some people are grotesquely fat. They waddle from Super Walmarts to McDonalds. Some of them, too fat to waddle, ride little carts around the Super Walmart. I saw a Super Walmart the other day that was longer than two city blocks.

Americans spend money on stupid stuff. I guess we've over sold ourselves on the idea that we are living in the land of the plenty. So we have to show that by wasting money on crap and over eating until we pop. I'm shocked.

I wonder what I would have been like had I stayed in America.

Yesterday I went up to Loyola to chat with some of the students in John Biguenet's and Marcus Smith's classes. They wanted me to talk about the film, how I got from Loyola to where I am now and everything in between. I was really flattered as I respect both of them so much. And being in the classrooms in Bobet Hall made me feel so nostalgic. I was quite impressed with the students at my alma mater. I wish they would have asked more questions, though. I think they might have had the Tokyo Cowboys DVD worked in their player. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Left a message at Isis Films as well. I thought I'd try to hook up with a production company here to get the skinny on what's happening in the NOLA film industry. And I'm trying to get in touch with the owner over at the Chalmette Cinema. I guess it was bought out by a guy who has a bug for indy cinema. He's trying to show more of those types of films...and in Chalmette! Hats off to him.