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Unread post by drednm » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:44 am

Did a Zoom interview this morning with a "kid" from the Kennebec Journal in Augusta. An interesting process when the "kid"knows absolutely nothing about silent films and drew a total blank with Citizen Kane as well as Mank. Anyway, I was ready for my close-up ... but that would have gone over his head as well.
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Re: Who's Zooming Who?

Unread post by R Michael Pyle » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:03 am

drednm wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:44 am
Did a Zoom interview this morning with a "kid" from the Kennebec Journal in Augusta. An interesting process when the "kid"knows absolutely nothing about silent films and drew a total blank with Citizen Kane as well as Mank. Anyway, I was ready for my close-up ... but that would have gone over his head as well.
Hey, Ed, is Zooming like FaceTime? (Just kidding)

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:39 pm

drednm wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:44 am
Did a Zoom interview this morning with a "kid" from the Kennebec Journal in Augusta. An interesting process when the "kid"knows absolutely nothing about silent films and drew a total blank with Citizen Kane as well as Mank. Anyway, I was ready for my close-up ... but that would have gone over his head as well.
Did you ask him if he was awake? I mean, woke?

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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:52 pm

Hey, I was a Zoom kid once!



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Unread post by Agnes » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:33 pm

Yup, I keep thinking of the 1970s show on PBS.
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Unread post by drednm » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:28 pm

Nah.... It was a song by Aretha Franklin probably mid-80s.....
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Unread post by Battra92 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:44 pm

OK Zoomer!

But yeah, you'd think that they'd have someone who has done a little homework interview for the article.

I'm just one man but I hope that my kid doesn't grow up totally culturally ignorant like a lot of people. I don't expect people to know about the filmography of everyone but c'mon, everyone should see Kane at least once.

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drednm wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:28 pm
Nah.... It was a song by Aretha Franklin probably mid-80s.....
Tina Turner.

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Unread post by drednm » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:09 pm

I take it back. I was not ready for my close-up. I endured a 60-minute+ photo shoot this morning. I was hoping for a quick snap in the garage.
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Unread post by boblipton » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:27 pm

drednm wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:09 pm
I take it back. I was not ready for my close-up. I endured a 60-minute+ photo shoot this morning. I was hoping for a quick snap in the garage.
Post a link to the article when it appears, please.

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Unread post by drednm » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:38 pm

If it's not too embarrassing
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Unread post by bigshot » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:41 pm

I was once working with a pretty famous film maker when the editor of a trade magazine came to interview him. They were about five minutes into their interview when the film maker mentioned one of his previous movies in reference to a question. The interviewer gave him a blank look, and he asked, "Have you seen that film?" She admitted she hadn't. So he listed off a bunch of his other films... Her answer was "no, no, no, no, no..." He got up and stretched and said, "You know, I'm making another movie right now and I'm really busy... much too busy to be teaching journalism 101 to someone who really should know better." He walked out of the room and the interviewer just sat there stunned. She slunk off and wrote the article without his interview.

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Unread post by boblipton » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:49 pm

drednm wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:38 pm
If it's not too embarrassing
Well, if it’s not embarrassing, don’t bother.

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Unread post by drednm » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:46 pm

boblipton wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:49 pm
drednm wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:38 pm
If it's not too embarrassing
Well, if it’s not embarrassing, don’t bother.

Bob
LOL.... The photographer showed up in striped overalls, so I guess I was a step ahead: I had on ratty sweat pants.
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Unread post by Jim Roots » Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:03 am

boblipton wrote:
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Bob
Dang. I was thinking of Tina's "What's Love Got to Do with It?" Aretha's hit came out right on its heels (1984 and 1985) and I got the two mixed up. Mea culpa.

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Unread post by wich2 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:21 am

Reminds me of a story told after George Harrison passed...

Very late in his career, a young photog was doing a session with him. The callow youth kept over-directing, and with an exasperated, "This Old Guy has no idea what we're doing..." manner.

George eventually got fed up, and walked out with an over-the-shoulder remark to the effect of,

"Ya know, I was doing this stuff all day long when you were still in your pram..."

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Unread post by wich2 » Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:05 am

And speaking of Zooming, and of Writers ~

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Unread post by drednm » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:30 pm

https://www.centralmaine.com/2021/02/27 ... storation/

No idea if this link works for non-subscribers..... They overplayed the restoring part but I guess they think everyone who works with silent films restores them.
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Re: article published

Unread post by R Michael Pyle » Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:42 am

Really nice article, Ed!

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Unread post by ajabrams » Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:53 am

Always happy to see you get recognition!

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Unread post by Dean Thompson » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:34 am

ajabrams wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:53 am
Always happy to see you get recognition!
Amen to that. What a fine article, Ed!

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Unread post by drednm » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:44 am

Thanks, guys. I wish I had had a chance to proofread it before it hit.... Oh well.
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