Monday, January 23, 2006

Alias The Weiner

"Screenwriter John Oak Dalton wanted to be in Hollywood. Instead, he's in the rustic kitchen above the Germania General Store, stirring a pot of boiling hot dogs."

You can read the rest of Jim Lewis' interesting account of the Harrisburg Patriot-News visit to the set of BLACK MASS right here.

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Da Weave said...

Great article, very in depth and funny. Look forward to see BM.


Matthew Smith said...

Kind of a skewed acoount of the events that week. The group of people that I worked with during the production were some of the most professional, honest and helpful people that I ever worked with on a film or commercial production set. The author of the article seems to of missed that important point. Also, the infamous color wheel was NOT used!! I just couldn't bring myself to use it. (sorry Mark and John) and my $3.00 paper lanterns were really $3.70 (with tax).'d think they would check there facts.


John Oak Dalton said...

I didn't remember seeing the color wheel being used either. I think Brice Kennedy brought it because he torched the old one on something he was working on.

I think it was a professional set also, and I consider myself a professional, as I have worked in the field as my day job as well as in my freelance work.

However, a story of failed dreams and marginalized lives is probably funnier.

Well, for the record, I never said I wanted to live in LA, and I generally don't like hot dogs.


Da Weave said...

Thanks for setting the record straight. Guess that reporter didn't let the facts get in the way of writing an entertaining piece. All ink is good.

Brian Berry said...

That "writer" should have been taken out into a field and beaten with some of that heavy mining equipment laying around the little town of Germania. Instead I suppose a simpler fate would be to that the Gods of mediocrity welcome him back into the hack folds from which he alighted in the first place. And for the record, I never got a hot dog.