October 25th, 2011.
For the third time in *three* days, London has Premiere(s)! Tonight, if you weren't at the O2 for the weirdly-named Indian Sci-Fi (!?) movie "RA.one" (and believe me I would have been had time allowed it), it was for the Roland Emmerich-helmed movie "Anonymous". Crowds were light, spirits were high and... it was a good night.
.... actually, you know, I don't know how else to put it, it was a REALLY fun premiere. Overall I'm generally kind of confused when things work out well for me... unlike say yesterday's semi-disappointment in not better capturing the lovely Keira Knightley at the premiere for "A Dangerous Method", or the failure of director Steven Spielberg to attend the premiere of "Tintin the Secret of the Unictorn" the day before that).
But anyway, here's how "Anonymous" went down:
So that was that. It was possibly the nicest, most civilised premiere I've ever been to. But then something changed.... we walked out of the area to learn that there was a large crowd that had been prevented from entering, presumably by security due to the problems that occurred during Sunday's 'Madonna / W.E.' premiere. And though a repeat of that bloodbath were unlikely for a Roland Emmerich film, overreaction and late reaction are always the order of the day for people in a position of Authority.....
And that kind of made me think : I'd had the best premiere ever, and it was more or less as a result of decisions that turned me and the people I was with into elites who benefited from errors of judgement and sheer luck.
...It's just like the world economy people. Usually, I'm "The 99%" just like everyone else. But for one night, I *WAS* the 1%. And.. it's pretty freaking awesome....
And THAT'S why it's unfair and why it needs to be fought.
Until next time, where I'll no doubt slum it like I usually do!
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