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#1091: Kill Your Darlings

January 11, 2016

Notes from the Manager

“Kill your darlings,” for those of you unfamiliar with the term, is commonly attributed to Faulkner but whether or not he said it, it predates him. (This Slate article talks about that.) What it means, basically, is to get rid of the passages or scenes (in film) in your writing that you’re in love with for the greater good of the story.

Ironically, in a way, these last several strips have been kind of self-indulgent for me; I wanted to take a break from the larger narrative in Multiplex for a spell and actually talk about (specific) movies again. I haven’t had any complaints, so I guess you guys don’t mind. If nothing else, strips like these just mean the ending is that much farther way, right? :)

Incidentally, if you’re curious about my actual opinion of Hateful 8, you can just read A. O. Scott’s review. I pretty much agree with it word for word.


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hello! The Multiplex 10 Kickstarter project ends in just over 14 days. As of this writing, we are a little north of $12,000, so just over 80% of our base goal. Judging from my last two Kickstarters, we’re doing very well. The final week should pick up considerably over this past week.

BUT don’t forget that we still have a milestone goal of Jason reviewing every Harry Potter movie if we make that $15,000 baseline goal on/before Wednesday, April 26th, though! (Plus Fantastic Beasts if we make it on/before Monday, April 24th. But that seems kind of unlikely at this point.) I thought that was a fun premise… but it’s up to the Gods of Kickstarter now.

I also officially added our first (and, at this point, only) STRETCH GOAL. At $20,000, we’ll be able to do a few extra things:

  • Smoother, 4K animation
  • 5.1 Surround Sound mix (courtesy sound designer Ian Vargo)
  • AND… a theatrical premiere at the Somerville Theatre here in Somerville, MA. (All backers at the Special Thanks level and up will get free admission… and, of course, transportation is not provided.)

Thanks so much for all your support. I’m exciting at how the Kickstarter project is coming together, and I can’t wait to get started on the animated short. (Full time, I mean. I’m already working on it!)

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