May 3, 2008

Tribeca Closing Night: Speed Racer

Closing the Tribeca Film Festival this year was the anime cartoon inspired action film, Speed Racer from the Wachowski brothers, who created The Matrix trilogy. The film hits theaters on May 9th and stars Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon and Matthew Fox. The premiere’s red carpet was one of the busiest I’ve been to and this time I was definitely way at the end of the press line, however John Goodman was kind enough to speak with me though, as was the young actor Paulie Litt from Hope & Faith and actor Kick Gurry. I also saw and snapped photos/video of Christina Ricci (she’s so tiny), Susan Sarandon, Vincent D'Onofrio and Limp Bizket’s Fred Durst. Stephen Colbert also attended the premier with his family, but he passed by while I was on the phone.

I stayed late again on purpose hoping that Robert DeNiro would once again make an appearance and this time I was ready and grabbed a video of him as he entered the screening. Yay! Below is the final cut, as you can see I got a little fancy by adding in a remixed version of the Speed Racer theme song, which also helped reduce the background noise throughout the clips:

The film meanwhile is supposedly more based on the video game and geared towards gamers than it is based on the original cartoon.

13 comments

  1. OMG, Paulie Litt cracked me up! Love the video, but he was my favorite.

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  2. OMG! How old is that last kid you interviewed?!?! I loved him!!

    V

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  3. Great blog you have, beautiful design and all...

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  4. Oh I love the video! So fun!

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  5. huh.. Christina and Susan look good!

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  6. You have a beautiful blog, my congratulation!

    Greets from Germany!

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  7. That kid tripped me out - talk about precocious. He needs to be spanked and put in front of a Wii.

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  8. I didn't get to post a comment on your flip video post, but I just got one meself! Did you actually get to see Speed Racer or not? If you did...w as it good??? I wanna know :-)

    You should do some video reviews... I'm thinking about doing that on my blog. I just redesigned it.. moved to wordpress and all. Check it out if you get a chance!

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  13. The Wachowski bros certainly put a lot of effort into making Speed Racer... the movie overall looked and felt like a cross between anime, a kaleidoscope, that Flintstones movie, a video game and the Dukes of Hazard

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