January 21st, 2009.
Damnit... you know, this was a tough one. I arrived late(ish), shifted location twice, and the action was either a long way away or blocked by a wall of Paparazzi and a 2m high hoarding. The stool was pulling double shift, and the results were.... only under the circumstances, pleasing. Sort of.
And that was mostly it. But I have to say I was impressed with Tom Cruise at this premiere. Yes, he was hard to photograph what with the security around him even when he was signing autographs, but he covered a hell of a lot of the crowd, even the further reaches the other celebs didn't.
Of course, what many people don't know (but would concede is logical even if it is surprising) is that when it comes to premieres, the stars rarely stay to watch the movie. They've either seen it before (eg. at the World Premiere or a private screening) or the allure of the afterparty is much, much greater. For this reason... it's often worth staying just a little bit longer if the weather's not too cold and your position is half- or quarter- decent and grabbing a few shots.... if you're lucky.
So, notwithstanding the rather lower quality of shots (especially the Big Two, regrettably) this was still actually a pretty good premiere. I don't think I'll make it to 'The Secret of Moonacre', so the next one I'm aware of would be 'Confessions of a Shopaholic", scheduled for Febuary 16th (mmm... Isla Fisher, possibly!)
Until next time!