09 Oct - The (BFI LFF) 'Bleed For This' Premiere

October 9th, 2016.

BFI London Film Festival continues... and it does my fragile sleep-deprived brain little good to remind me that as a today, I'm 5 days in, with another 7 .....+ 2.... to go (the first two days after BFI LFF also have premieres scheduled on them). With the amount of sleep I've been getting, I look forward to the kind of mad artistry I'll be passing off as deliberate Nu Stylez by week's end.

But things might still be passable today. Here's how it went down:

"Dude who shoots premieres like he's doing this for a living is late. Wonder what the deal is?" Yeah... I kind of read that BFI LFF brochure start time incorrectly. Sorry about that.

"Dude who shoots premieres like he's doing this for a living is late. Wonder what the deal is?" Yeah... I kind of read that BFI LFF brochure start time incorrectly. Sorry about that.

The temporary Embankment cinema for BFI LFF was also used at yesterday's premiere for "Elle" attended by director Paul Verhoeven and actress Isabelle Huppert. I'm not sure what they're doing with it after the festival. I'd be interested in buying it if the prices is staggeringly low.

The temporary Embankment cinema for BFI LFF was also used at yesterday's premiere for "Elle" attended by director Paul Verhoeven and actress Isabelle Huppert. I'm not sure what they're doing with it after the festival. I'd be interested in buying it if the prices is staggeringly low.

"We hated each other on set. I assume at least one of us is holding a knife to the back of another one of us right now. The studio didn't want us to admit that for legal reasons... but the marketing people say the controversy could help the movie so we're running with that"

"We hated each other on set. I assume at least one of us is holding a knife to the back of another one of us right now. The studio didn't want us to admit that for legal reasons... but the marketing people say the controversy could help the movie so we're running with that"

"I loved the pose, I love the attitude, you were all brilliant. So was the inside of my lens cap, I'm afraid. Can we do it again?"

"I loved the pose, I love the attitude, you were all brilliant. So was the inside of my lens cap, I'm afraid. Can we do it again?"

Ben Younger directed this film, as well as (per imdb.com) the movie 'Prime'; an episode of the TV Show 'Army Wives'; and a short film called 'Toothpaste'. Ciaran Hinds in the background was Mance Rayder in five episodes of Game of Thrones.

Ben Younger directed this film, as well as (per imdb.com) the movie 'Prime'; an episode of the TV Show 'Army Wives'; and a short film called 'Toothpaste'. Ciaran Hinds in the background was Mance Rayder in five episodes of Game of Thrones.

"I lived long enough to see myself become a villain. Then, in other news, I later became president of the United States. You tell me where life stops imitating art imitating life"

"I lived long enough to see myself become a villain. Then, in other news, I later became president of the United States. You tell me where life stops imitating art imitating life"

"Don't read too much into that last comment. Any resemblance to contemporary American politics is purely convenient. I mean coincidental." - Aaron Eckart played Harvey Dent / Two-Face in 'The Dark Knight', followed by president Benjamin Asher in 'Olympus has Fallen' and its even crazier sequel 'London Has Fallen'

"Don't read too much into that last comment. Any resemblance to contemporary American politics is purely convenient. I mean coincidental." - Aaron Eckart played Harvey Dent / Two-Face in 'The Dark Knight', followed by president Benjamin Asher in 'Olympus has Fallen' and its even crazier sequel 'London Has Fallen'

Miles Teller was in the staggeringly awesome 'Fant4stic Four' and the clusterf*ck that was 'Whiplash'. ... in other news I'm so sleep deprived right now that I might have gotten those two movies mixed up.

Miles Teller was in the staggeringly awesome 'Fant4stic Four' and the clusterf*ck that was 'Whiplash'. ... in other news I'm so sleep deprived right now that I might have gotten those two movies mixed up.

"He's cute, but is it wrong that I thought JK SImmons was even more sexy than Miles Teller in 'Whiplash' ?"

"He's cute, but is it wrong that I thought JK SImmons was even more sexy than Miles Teller in 'Whiplash' ?"

"JK Simmons is cute, but is it wrong that I thought Miles Teller was even more sexy than him in 'Whiplash' ? Especially since I'm standing right next to him?"

"JK Simmons is cute, but is it wrong that I thought Miles Teller was even more sexy than him in 'Whiplash' ? Especially since I'm standing right next to him?"

"You liked me in that movie?? I don't even care which one... but you liked me in it?"

"You liked me in that movie?? I don't even care which one... but you liked me in it?"

"I also don't care what movie of mine you like as long as you like one of them." Me three. I don't care which of my journals you like... to be honest sometimes I feel like I've been coasting since 'Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice', which isn't something anyone involved in the movie can say.

"I also don't care what movie of mine you like as long as you like one of them." Me three. I don't care which of my journals you like... to be honest sometimes I feel like I've been coasting since 'Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice', which isn't something anyone involved in the movie can say.

"What do you mean you don't watch Game of Thrones? Everyone watches it. Have you at least watched 'Frozen'? I swear I was in that" - Ciaran Hinds was also in Munich, Road to Perdition, and There Will Be Blood - none of which I can place him in. He was in 'The Woman in Black', though.

"What do you mean you don't watch Game of Thrones? Everyone watches it. Have you at least watched 'Frozen'? I swear I was in that" - Ciaran Hinds was also in Munich, Road to Perdition, and There Will Be Blood - none of which I can place him in. He was in 'The Woman in Black', though.

"Please ask me a question about superhero films...I really want to see what Miles does...."

"Please ask me a question about superhero films...I really want to see what Miles does...."

I believe this is Aaron Eckhart's cute PA. (I say this more frankly than usual because I just came from a screentalk by director Paul Verhoeven and I like the idea of not mixing words. It's a more elegant way to communicate)

I believe this is Aaron Eckhart's cute PA. (I say this more frankly than usual because I just came from a screentalk by director Paul Verhoeven and I like the idea of not mixing words. It's a more elegant way to communicate)

It's the gaze that says <put a comment here. I DARE you> (and right now it's late and I daren't because I suppose there's an outside chance Miles Teller knows where I live...)

It's the gaze that says <put a comment here. I DARE you>
(and right now it's late and I daren't because I suppose there's an outside chance Miles Teller knows where I live...)

"I know! I like this film too!"

"I know! I like this film too!"

"I don't want to say that your hand there makes me feel uncomfortable, but I'm going to let this sentence trail off now....."

"I don't want to say that your hand there makes me feel uncomfortable, but I'm going to let this sentence trail off now....."

"OMG : 'Whiplash' looks astounding. Screw this screening... I'm staying to watch"

"OMG : 'Whiplash' looks astounding. Screw this screening... I'm staying to watch"

So... that was that. And, with some regret, I headed home, sadly bypassing the 'Queen of Katwe' premiere in Leicester Square because implausible though it might be, I have to go to work tomorrow AND go to a premiere tomorrow AND I have an apartment inspection on Tuesday morning and somewhere around that time I might make a bananabreadcake slice because what the hey, why not.

These are my problems..... how are yours?

Until next time (hopefully tomorrow)!

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