loopermovie:

Huge congrats to our very own Kazuhiro Tsuji and Jamie Kelman for making the Academy’s short list of films in the running for a best makeup nom.
If I can toot their horn a little, Kazu and Jamie were up against several massive challenges with our film.  Realistically and seamlessly altering a human face, and especially a young person’s face, is a Herculean task.  Without wrinkles or the forgivingly rough texture of older skin, there is essentially no place to hide.  Joe was front and center the entire film, the makeup had to stand up to intense scrutiny, and not inhibit the performance.  Add in the fact that Joe and Bruce look nothing alike, and our team had their work cut out for them.
Kazu approached the design of the makeup by first accepting that we would never make Joe look like Moonlighting-era Bruce, but instead would try to just alter a few key features to nudge their profiles a little closer.  After designing and testing the pieces, Kazu handed over the day to day application to Jamie, and that was an art unto itself.  Besides the three hour morning application, during the course of the day tiny beads of sweat would constantly bubble beneath the pieces, and Jamie would have to do surgical maintenance with a needle between every take.  The attention to detail was pretty amazing to watch.
I couldn’t be prouder of their work, or feel luckier to have seen them work their magic.  To sum up:  WOOO HOOOO!!!!

loopermovie:

Huge congrats to our very own Kazuhiro Tsuji and Jamie Kelman for making the Academy’s short list of films in the running for a best makeup nom.

If I can toot their horn a little, Kazu and Jamie were up against several massive challenges with our film.  Realistically and seamlessly altering a human face, and especially a young person’s face, is a Herculean task.  Without wrinkles or the forgivingly rough texture of older skin, there is essentially no place to hide.  Joe was front and center the entire film, the makeup had to stand up to intense scrutiny, and not inhibit the performance.  Add in the fact that Joe and Bruce look nothing alike, and our team had their work cut out for them.

Kazu approached the design of the makeup by first accepting that we would never make Joe look like Moonlighting-era Bruce, but instead would try to just alter a few key features to nudge their profiles a little closer.  After designing and testing the pieces, Kazu handed over the day to day application to Jamie, and that was an art unto itself.  Besides the three hour morning application, during the course of the day tiny beads of sweat would constantly bubble beneath the pieces, and Jamie would have to do surgical maintenance with a needle between every take.  The attention to detail was pretty amazing to watch.

I couldn’t be prouder of their work, or feel luckier to have seen them work their magic.  To sum up:  WOOO HOOOO!!!!

Probably one of my favorite Looper posters.

Probably one of my favorite Looper posters.

(via theporkchopexpress)

loopermovie:

This year, we’re thankful for the coolest fans on the planet.

CASE IN POINT: this beautiful and awesome fan film by Tony Sebastian Ukpo - “The Outsider, A Looper’s Story”

Kudos to Tony and his whole team.  And HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

Holy crud, this was well done.  Kinda loved it.

loopermovie:

This is a strange curiosity I thought might be interesting - just after I finished the script for Looper but before we began preproduction I asked Joe to record some voice-over, and with help from my friend Ronen Verbit constructed this “fake trailer” using clips from other movies. This is a fairly common thing to do when you’re trying to get a movie off the ground, but it was the first time I tried it. It was meant to show more some of the film’s tone, and to show how the odd concept could be presented in a clear and compelling way in the marketing. Zach Johnson did the sketches. Note that we hadn’t begun the casting process yet, and the clips were chosen just based on their visuals and not by who is in them.

themadeshop:

loopermovie:

Our In-Theater Commentary Track is up!
I recorded a commentary track to be downloaded, put on an ipod and listened to in the theater as you’re watching Looper.  This is an odd thing I tried with Bloom, and have gotten a few requests for it again, so here it is.  It is totally different from the commentary track that will be on the Blu/DVD, a bit more technical and detailed.  Needless to say, this is NOT to be listened to on a first viewing, or before you’ve seen the film.  Also, please work it so that a glowing screening is never out of your pocket during the movie.
Listen to the introduction before heading to the theater, it has instructions.  And lemme know how it works.
Go HERE to download the in-theater commentary track for Looper! (the “download” button is the little down arrow on the toolbar)

I listened to the In-Theater Commentary track Rian made for Bloom, and I’ve got to say, it’s just about the most fun you can have in public. Especially when you realize there are a couple other people in the theater listening along, which you can tell is the case when Rian says something funny and a few smothered and scattered laughs can be heard.

OMG.  I may need to try this.

themadeshop:

loopermovie:

Our In-Theater Commentary Track is up!

I recorded a commentary track to be downloaded, put on an ipod and listened to in the theater as you’re watching Looper.  This is an odd thing I tried with Bloom, and have gotten a few requests for it again, so here it is.  It is totally different from the commentary track that will be on the Blu/DVD, a bit more technical and detailed.  Needless to say, this is NOT to be listened to on a first viewing, or before you’ve seen the film.  Also, please work it so that a glowing screening is never out of your pocket during the movie.

Listen to the introduction before heading to the theater, it has instructions.  And lemme know how it works.

Go HERE to download the in-theater commentary track for Looper! (the “download” button is the little down arrow on the toolbar)

I listened to the In-Theater Commentary track Rian made for Bloom, and I’ve got to say, it’s just about the most fun you can have in public. Especially when you realize there are a couple other people in the theater listening along, which you can tell is the case when Rian says something funny and a few smothered and scattered laughs can be heard.

OMG.  I may need to try this.

personettes:

loopermovie:

HERE WE GO!
Tonight we’re finally in theaters.  Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who liked, reblogged, tweeted or followed us for their curiosity, kindness, and support over the past few years.  From myself and the whole family that put this thing together, we love you guys.  Hope you enjoy the movie.

At the end of a film made by Rian, I always feel over-the-moon inspired. Seeing Looper last night magnified that feeling ten-fold.
(Don’t worry, there are no spoilers here. Just praise!)
I remember being seventeen, just seeing Brick for the first time. I was so amazed, and kept wondering WHO is this guy and what else has he made? Needless to say I stumbled upon Rian’s forum and back then he had only just made his first film. But that was okay, because I remember anticipating the next film of his (Bloom), and then the next one (Looper), too. I think that’s what made it all the more special. Brick, as a piece of film and writing, means a lot to me. It led me to so many amazing things: the discovery of Rian and watching his film career blossom. It led me to HitRECord when it was just a teensy little forum. I got to witness that blossom as a community, too. And, quite honestly, it led me to follow my heart and my dreams to study film-making and pursue scriptwriting. I don’t know Rian personally, but I have had the pleasure of speaking to him at last years Fall Formal, and his genuine encouragement when I told him I was an aspiring screenwriter was something very special, and I can’t thank him enough for that.
It’s a really moving thing to watch someone I admire as much as I do Rian create films that are meaningful and what I think, will shape our film generation. The collective of talent from the people who worked on this film was completely impressive (the actors, the crew, the artists, the musicians) Also to mention, a good portion of the work that went into this film was contributed by several (Zachary) other (Marke) members (Nathan) of the Johnson family just goes to show how special this whole process really was.
The performances were absolutely stunning. I remain absolutely blown away by the single fact that everyone had that chameleon factor. The actors persona’s were nonexistent. It was the characters that were alive. The score became a part of the film so well that I knew it was there and felt it rather than just heard it, and that was magnificent. I love when a film is able to immerse you so deeply in that world and universe rather than just telling and showing. A world that effortlessly feels real and not too far-fetched, with so many layers and complexities, and I found myself so emotionally taken off guard by the end of it. That quality in storytelling these days is so rare and so special.
Anyways. My short for a very long-winded ‘what I’m trying to say is’ this:
Thank you, Rian & the Looper family for such a beautiful piece of cinema.
Go see Looper. And, if you haven’t already, see The Brothers Bloom and Brick. I hope they all inspire you as they have me over the years.

I could not have said this better myself, and I agree so whole heartedly that I’m reblogging this even though I already blogged this photo.
I discovered Rian Johnson/Brick right after film school and his films never cease to amaze and inspire me.

personettes:

loopermovie:

HERE WE GO!

Tonight we’re finally in theaters.  Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who liked, reblogged, tweeted or followed us for their curiosity, kindness, and support over the past few years.  From myself and the whole family that put this thing together, we love you guys.  Hope you enjoy the movie.

At the end of a film made by Rian, I always feel over-the-moon inspired. Seeing Looper last night magnified that feeling ten-fold.

(Don’t worry, there are no spoilers here. Just praise!)

I remember being seventeen, just seeing Brick for the first time. I was so amazed, and kept wondering WHO is this guy and what else has he made? Needless to say I stumbled upon Rian’s forum and back then he had only just made his first film. But that was okay, because I remember anticipating the next film of his (Bloom), and then the next one (Looper), too. I think that’s what made it all the more special. Brick, as a piece of film and writing, means a lot to me. It led me to so many amazing things: the discovery of Rian and watching his film career blossom. It led me to HitRECord when it was just a teensy little forum. I got to witness that blossom as a community, too. And, quite honestly, it led me to follow my heart and my dreams to study film-making and pursue scriptwriting. I don’t know Rian personally, but I have had the pleasure of speaking to him at last years Fall Formal, and his genuine encouragement when I told him I was an aspiring screenwriter was something very special, and I can’t thank him enough for that.

It’s a really moving thing to watch someone I admire as much as I do Rian create films that are meaningful and what I think, will shape our film generation. The collective of talent from the people who worked on this film was completely impressive (the actors, the crew, the artists, the musicians) Also to mention, a good portion of the work that went into this film was contributed by several (Zachary) other (Marke) members (Nathan) of the Johnson family just goes to show how special this whole process really was.

The performances were absolutely stunning. I remain absolutely blown away by the single fact that everyone had that chameleon factor. The actors persona’s were nonexistent. It was the characters that were alive. The score became a part of the film so well that I knew it was there and felt it rather than just heard it, and that was magnificent. I love when a film is able to immerse you so deeply in that world and universe rather than just telling and showing. A world that effortlessly feels real and not too far-fetched, with so many layers and complexities, and I found myself so emotionally taken off guard by the end of it. That quality in storytelling these days is so rare and so special.

Anyways. My short for a very long-winded ‘what I’m trying to say isthis:

Thank you, Rian & the Looper family for such a beautiful piece of cinema.

Go see Looper. And, if you haven’t already, see The Brothers Bloom and Brick. I hope they all inspire you as they have me over the years.

I could not have said this better myself, and I agree so whole heartedly that I’m reblogging this even though I already blogged this photo.

I discovered Rian Johnson/Brick right after film school and his films never cease to amaze and inspire me.

loopermovie:

HERE WE GO!
Tonight we’re finally in theaters.  Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who liked, reblogged, tweeted or followed us for their curiosity, kindness, and support over the past few years.  From myself and the whole family that put this thing together, we love you guys.  Hope you enjoy the movie.

Seriously.  This movie blew me away.  I can’t wait to see it again.  I actually forgot I was watching Joseph Gordon-Levitt - damn that guy’s good.

loopermovie:

HERE WE GO!

Tonight we’re finally in theaters.  Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who liked, reblogged, tweeted or followed us for their curiosity, kindness, and support over the past few years.  From myself and the whole family that put this thing together, we love you guys.  Hope you enjoy the movie.

Seriously.  This movie blew me away.  I can’t wait to see it again.  I actually forgot I was watching Joseph Gordon-Levitt - damn that guy’s good.

jaredgeller:

themadeshop:

And now, a few things we made that you will see in Looper. We designed the main title, and all the various billboards, computers, phones, and interfaces.

I nominate THE MADE SHOP to design the future.

Seconded.

loopermovie:

At last night’s midnight screening at the Arclight in Hollywood I got to live the dream.

No frickin’ way.  I love this.  Mr. Johnson, you are amazing.