July 24th, 2012.
It was only a week ago that I and thousands assembled for the behemoth that was the European Premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" which was pretty awesome. I've since watched the movie and... eh. Maybe I'll save the critique for a more alcohol-filled rant.
Anyway, to come down from a MEGA premiere is always difficult, but it has to be done. Hence my unaccountable presence at the small premiere for a ?boxing? movie called "The Man Inside". (Not to be mistaken for the Spike Lee movie "The Inside Man")
Here's how it went down...
....All of a sudden some big-fish-in-a-small-pond-a55hole calling himself the 'Event Manager' at this shamble of a premiere decides that a civilised two-deep crowd neatly arranged behind a rope-divide inside a cinema is too much of an affront to the occasion and might risk popcorn sales (so is not having aircon at your premiere, moron). Bottom line - we civilians were turfed out of the cinema and onto the street.
And by the way? Not only were we not getting in the way, but our presence meant that the media could film and photograph fans' interaction with the stars INSIDE, something they couldn't do with all the fans outside. One of the people in our group pointed this out to the self-styled 'Event Manager' and he muttered "That wasn't cleared with me". DUDE, THAT'S BECAUSE YOU WERE TOO BUSY PLAYING SOLITAIRE IN YOUR OFFICE to interact with the Media, or be present at the event, or to observe what was going on, until AFTER the premiere had started.... (so it's not always glitz and glamour in other words).
So... that's another one. Sorry about the whining, but I had to let it be known that these things aren't effortless, glamorous and the easiest thing in the world to be at. Also, I kind of had to go to this one (and stay when it became stupid) because now there are no premieres for the next few weeks. I hear London is hosting some global advertising event masquerading as a sports carnival. They're calling it 'The Olympics'?
Still, it's another for "The Archive of Movie Premieres"
Until next time!