Tuesday, May 10, 2005

FJ02: Rosemary's Baby

Originally uploaded by Allan_Konigsberg.
mmmmmm Polanski....

FJ01: Ordinary People

Originally uploaded by Allan_Konigsberg.
This, like most of my early entrees, is short. I'll need to revisit this film soon to give it a proper entry.

Monday, May 09, 2005

The Waiting People

You’re standing on the subway platform, a streetcar stop, under the weather cover waiting for a bus. Surrounded by you are people who constantly look in the direction that the bus/streetcar/subway is destined to come from.

Am I the only person that this annoys the shit out of??

Unless you’re contemplating walking or grabbing a cab, you starring in the direction of the oncoming transport is not going to make it come any faster! Just sit back and hold onto your hat.

I guess the reason that this annoys me so much is that I’m one of those people. I try not to be. I catch myself and then turn away, realizing that I’m wasting my energy. Of course it’s not just transportation that I’m constantly looking down the line for. I’m a ‘planner’ type, I guess you could say. If I have things to do in a day I figure out the schedule of how much time it’ll take me to get ready and what to do. Because of this when people are late, or early (which can be just as rude as being late) it throws me off my schedule and I become annoyed.

The truth is I wish I could just stand back and wait for the bus to come on it’s own accord. Sometimes I wonder what it’d be like to just float, not really give a shit… of course most of the time, I don’t.

The Film Journal

Originally uploaded by Allan_Konigsberg.
I began my film journal on New Years Day of 2004. Being a young emerging film-maker I thought it would be a good way for myself to track my influences and remember things that I liked about the films I watched. These first dozen or so entries are rather short, but they get longer as they go along. I'm currently in my third journal nearing a 400th entry... they'll all be on here eventually. I figured I'd start at the beginning...

Sunday, May 08, 2005

The beginning of the end...

I read a philosophy book once written by some guy named Erik Erikson. He said that human beings go through eight stages of psychosocial development and that at each stage we’re presented with a crisis which we must resolve before moving on to the next.
Erik says that we’ll face the biggest crisis when we’re young. Erik calls it the identity crisis. Erik says that we must figure out who we are.
He says that in order to come to a final sense of identity we must explore. We must try out new ways of thinking and behaving. We must research new ways of looking. We must have new ideas. We must hang out with different people. We must listen to a variety of music. We must cover every option. We must try everything.

I've lived in Toronto for the last six months and I think I'm finally feeling comfortable in my own skin. This whole blogging thing is difficult for me because essentially I'm what I'd like to call an 'inner' person. It's very important to me to keep my thoughts and feelings to myself, of course it bleeds into the scripts I write and films I make, but to me that's the point of art.

So I guess this will be a forum for several things for myself. My thoughts and feelings about life, art, and my place in it.