Sunday, March 19, 2000

March 19, 2000

Archived update from Cigarettes & Coffee, run by Greg Mariotti & CJ Wallis from 1999-2005

Last night I had the opportunity to see Fiona Apple live in my hometown of Seattle. She put on an incredible show as she alternated between center stage and sitting down & playing the piano. Two of her band members were from Seattle, so there were many friends and relatives in the audience. PTA was on hand to see her as he moved from backstage to stage left during "Fast as You Can". 
After the show, I had a chance to speak with PTA for a few minutes & catch up on the latest happenings. Here's a brief rundown:
6th Annual From Concept to Sale Conference: 
PTA was there to answer questions from attendees after the screening of Hard Eight (which was incidentally shown on DVD).
Saturday Night Live
: PTA will be contributing to additional shows as he has made good friends on the show & really enjoyed the experience. More specifics as soon as I find out.
Jonathan Demme Project: 
This was recently reported in the New York Times & confirmed by PTA last night. Jonathan Demme & PTA are serving as Executive Producers on Forest Hills Bob a new film written & directed by Robert Downey, Sr. "It's the story of a widower coming to terms with the next chapter in his life," producer Peter Saraf (Ulee's Gold) told New York Times. While the lead hasn't been chosen, expect quirky ensemble casting from the Chelsea-based Clinica Estetico production.
Magnolia DVD
: We talked briefly about the DVD & looks like there might be a documentary on making the film that will be included. (This is subject to change).
Boogie Nights DVD
: PTA confirmed that this will be a 2 Disc set (Disc 1 for the movie & Disc 2 for the supplementary content). I am not able to release all the info provided at this time but here is the latest features that PTA is working on. 
Please remember that things can change quickly & some of these features may change. I will update this info on this page & the Special DVD Page:
This will remain PTA's Theatrical/Director's Cut. All deleted scenes will remain as supplementary material on the 2nd disc.
The Dirk Diggler Story will not be included on the DVD.
Additional deleted scenes will include Becky & Jerome & hopefully more.
Additional commentary track by Melora Walters, Luis Guzman & more!
A simple menu navigating system (PTA thinks that many of the new DVD menu screens are getting too complicated).
I will be conducting an interview with PTA a little closer to the release of the date of these incredible new DVD's. Stay tuned for more info...

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