|10.12.07||Bullock IMAX||This Screening is part of event: Austin Film Festival 2007|
I'd never seen this before so it was cool to not only see it theatrically but on an IMAX screen (they didn't use the full screen but they did use the full width so the display was quite large). I liked it a lot. I am usually a bit wary on movies that span large amounts of time and have actors age but I think this pulled it off nicely and the music lent it an aire of epic-ness that elevated the whole thing. The surfing footage was also quite good.
Gary Busey was awesome in this. I don't know why I didn't know he was in this but I'm glad I do now. I really want him to have one surfing scene in Point Break now so I can pretend that after Big Wednesday the same character settled down and became a FBI agent (like how I pretend John Cusack's character in Grosse Point Blank is really a grown-up Lloyd Dobler from Say Anything). Busey's crazy in this movie and I like it. The scene where they try and dodge the draft his great and perhaps my favorite. I even like Jan Michael Vincent here.
And Milius talked a bit afterward, which was great. This will really motivate me to get up tomorrow morning and make it down to the panels. He's a concise and entertaining speaker and I can't wait to hear more of his stories.