November 6th, 2011.
After a lot of premieres in a short period of time last month, we've now hit a bit of a desert wasteland in November. What thorougly infuriated me last week, though, was a good premiere AND a major star attended. However, due to what I will summarise as "Clearly Mister Johnny Depp -Or His People- Does Not Want Fans To Know About Premieres He Is Attending Even If They Are For Movies That Rely On Him" I wasn't able to go there because the location, the time or his attendance wasn't provided or confirmed. Even the DATE wasn't fully agreed upon.
Argh. It's part of something that I hope doesn't become a trend, whereby the only important thing is to get the star's smiling grin on the front of newspapers, and it doesn't matter if the crowd is large or small or entirely computer generated. Needless to say, the autograph dealers (hisssss!!) camp outside stars' hotels and *always* know where any premiere, no matter how secret, takes place.
I'm not in their circle of trust. Yet Anyway, come to London and buy me a drink and I'll rant to you all about it at length.
Meanwhile, I've got an *actual* premiere to journalise! Here's how it went down:
So that was that. Next up is Twilight 4A. But I'll be honest... there is every chance I will either be turned away because I can't camp for sixteen hours, or driven away by thousands of screaming hormonal teenage girls once I arrive.
But that's not until Next Time! "Arthur Christmas" goes into The Archive of Movie Premieres, the last couple of which were (good times!):
In Time - Timberlake! Seyfried! CMurphy!
The Deep Blue Sea - Hiddleston! No Sharks!
Anonymous - Emmerich! Ifans! Thewlis!
A Dangerous Method - Fassbender! Knightley! Mortenson!
Tintin and the Secret of the Unicorn - DCraig! SPegg! NFrost! JBell!