Mar 08|11

The Lost Art Of The Opening Title Sequence

So James and I are now in Chicago and we're going through another round of interviews. The strange art of promotion is in full effect. So far all the interviews have been great and it's all going swimmingly. I'll post some musings about it in the very near future. Until then, I will digress with a shorter piece about something I've been thinking about for...oh, the last hour or so. One particular interviewer asked us about the title sequence for 'Insidious', which I love. I've always been a huge fan of the Saul Bass opening title sequences from 'Psycho', 'The Birds' and 'Goodfellas', but as attention spans get shorter and advertising in movie theatres gets longer, the opening title sequence has started to disappear from films. And it's a dang shame.

Mar 05|11

New York, you guys know how to rock! Goodnight!!

Imagine being a guitarist on tour with Van Halen in 1982, but without any of the playing shows at big venues or groupies or hard drinking or private planes or screaming fans waiting outside the hotel or autographs or roadies. That's what it's like to tour around America promoting a film. James and I have done this before - in September of 2004 we hot-footed it around the country, doing interview after interview about our (then) little underdog horror film.

Mar 04|11

Okay, so I'm just getting used to the idea that a blog doesn't have to be Shakespeare

Tweets. Facebook posts. Drinking. A dangerous combination. I am in New York City and I'm having the standard reaction of any person who's spent a significant amount of time in LA - "Oh my God, the bars are open past 2am!!" Now I have returned to my hotel room and the computer is growling at me. "Feed me" it is saying.

Mar 02|11

Welcome to my blog! I am officially screaming into the void!!

Ahoy there ladies and gentlemen! I shouldn't be presumptuous - maybe it's just a lady and a gentlemen. Or just a lady. Probably a gentlemen. However many of you there are out there in the slime-filled black hole known as the blogosphere, my name is Leigh Whannell. This is a big moment for me. This is the official first entry of my brand spankin' new blog-slash-website...


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