August 26th, 2014.
I'm still somewhat reluctant to post Apple Store event journals, firstly because Apple can and probably would send out hit squads to destroy me if they even felt I was thinking about impugning them, their company, their products, or their events.
Additionally, what with unicolour backdrops, uniform stage setups and identical lighting from event-to-event, it's not like they represent the height of random cool that a regular Leicester Square premiere can offer. However, with premieres seemingly on hiatus pending London Film Festival in October, or me planning my holidays and finding out afterwards when all the premieres are announced.... what else can I do?
Besides, this is an Indian Shakespeare adaptation, and that's *culture*...
So.. .that was an event, and it was a good one. I don't get exposed (or 'allow myself to get exposed') to nearly enough new things. If it doesn't have explosions or a Hans Zimmer (or Zimmer-esque) soundtrack, it doesn't often drive me to a cinema. Most of my movie-watching is done on DVD and on planes, so... hopefully I'll get myself across to see this one.
Apologies if I've offended anyone with my utter ignorance of Indian film and culture... I'm just a western pig trying to elevate myself from a film diet whose last meal was... um... .Conan The Barbarian (2011) on DVD.... but in my defense it was a rainy Monday public holiday and it felt right. I've also finally discovered "Sherlock" which is brilliant, and I do heartily recommend 'Barfi!' because that was an amazing film to my jaded western eyes.
Does it go into The Archive? With some reservations as it's not a premiere as such, sure, why not?
ps. Apple, since you already own my likeness and voice in perpetuity, if you want the photos (and/or my firstborn, assuming I ever have one) - let me know.