The screening was a great end to a helluva day. We’d been worried about rain the whole time but it was a prefect night. Maybe a little cold, but we had a great crowd. They have the whole piazza lit up, and project images against the buildings as you can see. Very nice.
Here’s the approach to the stage in front of the giant screen. They called us all up, introduced, asked us if we wanted to say anything. I managed to snap a shot of the screen projecting the introductions, though inadvertently cut myself out. (The wages of trying to clandestinely shoot pics from a stage so you don’t seem too massively uncool).
AND THE MOVIE BEGAN…
AND IT ENDED.
FIRST OFF, ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL PROJECTION AND MASSIVE SOUND. MADE ME THINK THAT THERE COULD BE A NEW FUTURE IN DRIVE-IN MOVIES. KUDOS TO LOCARNO FOR DOING IT RIGHT. THE SCREENING ITSELF WENT GREAT – CLAPPING AND LAUGHING AT ALL THE RIGHT PLACES. RON PERLMAN’S PARTICULAR FATE GOT A BIG RESPONSE. ALL IN ALL, A HUGE SUCCESS.
HOWARD AND I STAYED BEHIND TO MEET SOME OF THE CROWD. EVEN SIGNED A FEW AUTOGRAPHS. (!!!) THEN, TOOK A MOMENT TO ENJOY IT ALL. DURING THIS, THE CAMERAMAN FOUND US AND PROJECTED US ONTO THE HUGE SCREEN. (THANK GOD WE WEREN’T SCRATCHING OURSELVES) THE REMAINING AUDIENCE GAVE US A NICE CHEER AND WE GAVE IN TO THE INNER GEEK AND TOOK PICS OF OURSELVES ON THE GIANT SCREEN.
AND YES, THIS IS WHAT IT ALL SEEMS LIKE, NOW…