July 27, 2005

The Transom Finds The Level of The Last Days Room

The Observer reports from the premiere of Gus Van Sant's latest film, Last Days, which completes a teen trilogy of sorts, with Gerry and Elephant:

On the red carpet at Landmarkís Sunshine Cinema, a reporter for a vapid monthly didnít recognize rock royalty Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore. Ms. Gordon plays the role of a music executive in the film, and Mr. Moore was the music consultant for the film. ìWaitóso there are two people in the band?î There are five. ìAnd theyíve been around for a while?î Theyíre in the Marc Jacobs ads. ìOh.î

It seemed the stupidity was contagious. (ìEveryone here is from L.A.î) One columnist asked Lukas Haas about his biggest fear. It turned out to be spiders. Mr. Pitt, looking ever so grungy in his torn-and-splotched T-shirt, was asked the same question. ìJournalists and photographers,î he graciously replied. Vapid Monthly wrote that down.
Like I've got a lot of room to talk. I was supposed to throw a contest for the build-up to the premiere, but deadlines for a monthly (not vapid at all. really.) and travel to the other side of the world made me miss it completely. There are readers among you who will not get a Last Days poster or a William Blake commemmorative guitar pick because of me. I feel your pain. Now go see the movie.

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