April 11th, 2016.
It wasn't even a week ago that I was in this very place, the Curzon Mayfair, photographing Kevin Costner at the premiere of "Criminal" wondering why they didn't close down the road for premieres there.
Less than a week later, for an entirely different premiere, they did. The movie : Eye in the Sky, a movie about the moral complexity of using drones in warfare. Or so I assume, based on the trailer. Now I've flown a DJI phantom, not so much in combat but with a small GoPro attached, and the morality there is already considerable. Start putting missiles on it, and... well.. the 'phantom's battery life kind of drops about 1/5 just with the weight of the gopro mounted on it, so I guess the point is : it's not the same.
Here's how the premiere went down:
So... that was premiere 1 of 3 in Three Days this week, and another one to add to my Archive of Movie Premieres. And if I have to waste upwards of an hour each night coaxing functionality out of my copy of Photoshop, expect to see even less cheerful commentary going forward, since I'm going to be spending valuable online cyberbullying time taking on one of the more misguidedly crap companies out there, who feel that the best way to serve customers seems to be forced product obsolescence and paradigm shift to renting incompetence rather than buying it outright. (And yet I uninstalled Google's Picasa within ten minutes of downloading it, since that product's primary objective seems to be to scan your harddrive for photos it can locate, index, and share with google...).
But remember : in contrast to mere corporate evil, drone warfare is actually morally complicated.
Until next time!