April 7th:Â Everyone stayed in nursing their hangovers and I went to the World War II museum and then next door to the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg 4D giant screen presentation of the World War II. I sat down in front of the biggest movie screen Iâ€™ve ever seen, other than the Omnimax here in my hometown of Pittsburgh. When the movie was over I felt like I had just been through the war. A tank rolled over me, Kamikaze planes crashed into me and it actually physically snowed on me and the audience. After that I left, lit a cigar and went for a very long walk. Bliss.
Went back to the hotel and just lazily laid around watching television and ordered a movie from the hotel. Tinker, Sailor, Soldier Spy. Excellent.
April 8th:Â Easter Sunday we woke up late and went to a screening Quentin set up at a local movie theatre of an Indonesian film called The Raid, Redemption. It was the most brutal violent film Iâ€™ve ever seen, and Iâ€™ve made a lot of them. Quentin was there in the front row laughing his ass off, really not just watching the movieâ€¦ but you could tell he was studying it. Very inspirational. Samuel Jackson was there in the audience sitting behind us and occasionally yelling out “Yep, thatâ€™s what I would do!â€
Outside the theatre Quentin and I talked about Hunger Games being a total rip off of Battle Royale and he asked if I had seen the photo on the internet of John Travolta and Sam Jackson in the car scene from Pulp Fiction with the caption: â€What do they call Hunger Games in France?…Battle Royale with cheese.â€
Later that night I played Lord of the Rings from my Ipod to the hotel television for Jodii.Â She had never seen it before.
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