The Garden Of Last Days Movie

The Garden Of Last Days Movie

“This big and brilliant novel wrestles with the great questions of this moment in history, the blessings and curses of fate and belief. Driven by furious tenderness, The Garden of Last Days is hymn to all those who struggle to live as good people, flawed as they are.” –Susan Larson, Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
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The Garden Of Last Days Movie

I wasted an hour of my life watching, and being bored by, “Leather. Interior Bar.” over the weekend at the SF gay film festival Frameline. Franco co-directed it with Travis Mathews. Billed as a reimagining of the lost footage from “Cruising”, it was part real doc, part mock-doc, a bit of tame gay sex and no real point. OK, Franco opines on how it’s fine to use violence and gore to sell movie tix but love and sex, gay or straight, don’t get the same respect from Hollywood or the audience. Better title: “Interior. Leather Bore.”
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The Garden Of Last Days Movie

If I stumble upon a movie Franco’s involved in and it’s worth my $10, great. If not, well that’s really minuscule in any viewer’s life.
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The Garden Of Last Days Movie

pete • on Jun 27, 2013 3:56 pm It’s called show bizness…ya wanna use someone’s money to make a movie, then ya gotta play by the rules. If a company was dumb enough to pony up 3 mil for this turkey the dude shoulda took it and run like a thief.
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The Garden Of Last Days Movie

wtf • on Jun 28, 2013 8:00 am Some of these comments remind me of the bit Jimmy Kimmel just did about Bieber fans. Too bad Lynn Ramsay didn’t have some of them, but then she was a woman, so all bets are off, eh? Mr. Franco, ever hear of a thing called ‘first assistant’? If you were that loyal, a maneuver in that direction would have saved all the jobs and gotten your friends in the door. Though reading the movie description makes me think we’ve been blessed by an angel who temporarily embodied Franco’s ego.
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The Garden Of Last Days Movie

Some of these comments remind me of the bit Jimmy Kimmel just did about Bieber fans. Too bad Lynn Ramsay didn’t have some of them, but then she was a woman, so all bets are off, eh? Mr. Franco, ever hear of a thing called ‘first assistant’? If you were that loyal, a maneuver in that direction would have saved all the jobs and gotten your friends in the door. Though reading the movie description makes me think we’ve been blessed by an angel who temporarily embodied Franco’s ego.
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The Garden Of Last Days Movie

LA2000 • on Jun 27, 2013 10:11 pm Of course, my first question is “was the unbondable talent Franco himself”? Because THEN this makes complete sense. Otherwise, they should have let him have who he wanted — on the condition that if he went over schedule/budget within the first 10 days of production (trial period), Millennium could replace the unbondable talent in question at their unilateral discretion. Furthermore, Millennium would pay to have the “stand in” bondable talent on set during this 10 day period so that, should any transition be necessary, it would be immediate and seamless. This would ultimately put a cap on Millennium’s risk, serve as both a carrot and a stick to the director to keep things moving, and allow the talent in question to live or die by virtue of their own competence and contribution. Best of all, it sure wouldn’t cost them the $500,000 they just lost to pay to have contingent talent sitting at the craft services table for the first 10 days.
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The Garden Of Last Days Movie

Of course, my first question is “was the unbondable talent Franco himself”? Because THEN this makes complete sense. Otherwise, they should have let him have who he wanted — on the condition that if he went over schedule/budget within the first 10 days of production (trial period), Millennium could replace the unbondable talent in question at their unilateral discretion. Furthermore, Millennium would pay to have the “stand in” bondable talent on set during this 10 day period so that, should any transition be necessary, it would be immediate and seamless. This would ultimately put a cap on Millennium’s risk, serve as both a carrot and a stick to the director to keep things moving, and allow the talent in question to live or die by virtue of their own competence and contribution. Best of all, it sure wouldn’t cost them the $500,000 they just lost to pay to have contingent talent sitting at the craft services table for the first 10 days.
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Otherwise, they should have let him have who he wanted — on the condition that if he went over schedule/budget within the first 10 days of production (trial period), Millennium could replace the unbondable talent in question at their unilateral discretion. Furthermore, Millennium would pay to have the “stand in” bondable talent on set during this 10 day period so that, should any transition be necessary, it would be immediate and seamless.