Thursday, March 16, 2006

I went to the V for Vendetta regional premiere last night, as part of the SXSW Festival.

The movie doesn't actually open until Friday, but the studio folks were nuts about protecting this film.

It is so freaking hugely ironic that to get into a movie warning about letting ourselves get into a police state, we were subject to electronic and physical search, and all cameras, camcorders, and mobile phones had to be checked in prior to entry.

Hugely. Ironic.

I'm trying to decide if this a clever meta-hype stunt, or a potential marketing nightmare.

Check out my other blog for the write-up.

"Remember, remember, the 5th of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot;
I know of no reason,

why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot."

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