i too would love to work together again. it was a very rewarding experience. Thanks for the mention Geoff.
I just got myself a R1 dvd (god bless you cinema store covent garden, i couldn't wait for the amazon order). finally got to see the bastard....and what a magnificent bastard it is!
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It is everything I hoped it would be and exactly the movie it should be. Undiluted, pure pulpy creepy oddball noir goodness. Fantastic performances, masterful direction and it looked stunning. A brilliant interpretation of tab's script all round. I bloody storyboarded the whole thing with tom (damn he was faithful to those fuckin boards!) and even I was sucked in waiting for what would happen next.
I love the 'out of time' design and all the little nuggets you boys dropped in there - creating this whole neo-noir slightly retro feel. Its almost as if the whole thing was made exactly like it would have been back in the day. Sure its a little rough around the edges in parts but having said that - it just adds to its pulp charm. The score is also very cool.
The wrap up at the end works a treat and lauren german is spot on. What a dame! I like the fact it raises so many questions and doesn't spoon feed you exposition and answers. you can make your own conclusions. Its the dark country - its limbo, its purgatory, its the twilight zone. Its an old EC shock suspenstory come to life.
Tom, I know you have worked incredibly hard on this project, wearing many hats and taking on many roles and responsibilities but it was all totally worth it. Your passion and dedication shines through and you have proven yourself as a talented first time director. Its exactly the movie you set out to make. Through all the bullshit, technical battles, glitches and constraints, it shines through.
The film is unique. I hope to god I get to see it in 3D one day.
Well done. I am proud to be associated with this and you fine creative people. I mean it.