Saturday, 19 February 2005

Primer_dvdIf you're not lucky enough to have already seen Primer, a first-time film by Shane Carruth that he made simply because he wanted to, you can’t actually see it right now. I saw it at Gnomedex last fall – it was the closing night event, and while only a portion of us who attended the conference watched the film, those who did thought it was great.

And you will too.

Primer is the sleeper movie that will make it’s way into lots of living rooms this spring, via DVD. You can actually order it now from for shipping when it's released.

Primer won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize last year. If you like movies that make you watch, challenge your mind, tell a great story, won't let you forget about them, and which successfully don't fit the typical Hollywood mold, this one you will want to see.

Carruth made the film on a $7000 budget, which is amazing. Just knowing that, watching the film is a lot of fun. Add the fact that it's well-thought-out, well-writen and generally very well done and you get a lot of bang for the buck.

"An engineer builds a machine (quite by accident) that can transport the user back in time. But his discovery comes with an ominous caveat, because at the heart of this puzzling device, nothing is as it seems on the surface. The narrative inventively blends a patchwork story line with overlapping streams of dialogue that help build tension and suspense..."

Tell Blockbuster, Hollywood, and others you want to see this film when it comes out on DVD on April 5th. Or pre-order now like I did.

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Sunday, 20 February 2005 08:48:33 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Yo, Greg,

Jason Bradbury here (of Just to say that a) very interested to see 'Primer' b) Thanks for you comment re RSS feeds on my site. Truth is, my visitors are are a mix of the techy and non-techy and I've always felt that RSS feeds are a little like alchemy for many folks. You've made me think that I ought to do a post about RSS and the benefits of being kept in the loop with great sites like your very own :-)

Anyway - nice to make a new cyber-acquaintance. I'm linking to you right now.

All the best

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