Paul Di Filippo (pgdf) wrote in theinferior4,
Paul Di Filippo
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Back in the saddle again!

Friends--I'm returned from Readercon and trying to catch up on a million things. But rest assured that all four members of the mighty Inferior 4 + 1 met, and discussed many exciting new ventures, such as a list of potential guest-bloggers, overlooked Sixties Novels, and commentaries on the general madness of mankind.

Keep watching this space.

Main duties fall to the Two Pauls for a few weeks, however, as Liz and Lucius are off traveling.

Let us begin!

Readercon is a success due mainly to the heroic efforts of the organizers. One such is the tireless David Shaw, who has been following the thread about very-low-budget films. He chimes in now with some great titles:

Here's a list of other films we missed, listed as Title (Director) Cost:

Well-known:
Clerks (Kevin Smith) $28K
Return of the Secaucus Seven (John Sayles) $40K
Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch) $25K (donated by Paul Bartel, who had just sold Death Race 2000!)
She's Gotta Have It (Spike Lee) $175K
Eraserhead (David Lynch) Lynch won't name a figure, but he built all the sets and props himself
Chan Is Missing (Wayne Wang) $20K

Not as well-known (but seen on the festival circuit):
Laws of Gravity (Nick Gomez) $38K
The Living End (Greg Araki) $23K
Following (Christopher Nolan) $12K (the movie before Memento)
Clean, Shaven (Lodge Kerrigan)$60K
Grief (Richard Glatzer) $40K
Blood, Guts, Bullets, and Octane (Joe Carnahan) $7K

I'm sure there are more.

-- David Shaw (mrbelm on LJ)

By the way: Charles Brown (celebrating his 70th birthday at the con with a swinging party!) mentioned that our RSS feed seems to strip off essential bits--such as who wrote which post! So until we get that fixed, we're signing each post.

Paul DiFi, over and out!
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