December 9th, 2012.
The British Independent Film Awards are held on a roadside outside a London Hotel each year (as far as I have visibility of the event.. there might also be an indoor component). Last year, it was so poor (weather- and light- wise) I never bothered to post the journal, even though Ralph Fienness and several other notables attended. Laughably, last year's efforts were an order of magnitude better. This year... fine, I'll just document the madness and resolve never* (*maybe) to do them again.
Fortunately, I'd been to the premiere of "Hitchcock" mere hours earlier so the day wasn't actually a waste. Here's how the *actual* waste went down:
So overall, this was an experience. To a certain extent, I blame the Dealers, but you know what? They're a bunch of animals who behaved like animals. It's like... if you leave your front door open and somebody steals your stuff, YES it's theft.
But .... you kind of know Bad People are out there, so you kind of have to lock your doors. Similar here - you know how Dealers are, and yet had no security. Well... it's not like the Dealers acted unpredictably.
It just sucks for Real Fans who actually came to meet people, and had their experience ruined by these scum, and had to write things like "This Blog Post"
Anyway, that's it for 2012, and a final entry into "The Archive of Movie Premieres". If you're after photos from the premieres of Jack Reacher, The Hobbit and The Double, y'all are going to have to look elsewhere, sadly. But (hopefully) Until Next time in 2013!!
Have a great Christmas and New Year!