A blog written by a couple of guys and gals writing from work and home, trying to find a way to make the days go by slightly faster. We bicker, fight, argue, bullshit, laud and damn anything we might find of interest or amusement. It started out with mostly talking about movies, but these days we write about whatever we feel like.
For a blog written by a bunch of people with nothing better to do, it’s odd how many have read it.
The IMDb Hit List (no link, sorry, maybe next time)
Dark Horizons (1, 2, 3)
Defamer (1, 2, 3)
Film School Rejects
Comic Book Resources
Take anything said with a pinch of salt, feel free to join the fray.
Regular contributors (in order of number of blog posts written)
Recently relocated to Chicago from the hellhole of Dallas, and loving every minute of being there, even the hour-long “L” rides. Saw 130+ movies in theaters each of the last two years, and will easily blow by that this year, given the vast array of reperatory screenings available in Chicago (see constantly updated list here). Writes a weekly post of movies opening in his hometown (i.e., Chicago), and film reviews when he feels like it. Stridently liberal, and always looking for the chance to exploit your xenophobic and Christofascist tendencies ready for a political argument. Currently unemployed. Job offers and other email can be sent to brian_goneelsewhere-AT-yahoo-DOT-com.
Location: Central New Jersey, half-way between NYC and Philly.
I’m much older than the other whippersnappers here, a baby boomer. I tend to be more snobbish about film, disdaining a lot of the multiplex fare for “cinema.” My favorite films: Woody Allen’s oeuvre (up until about 1990), The Godfather, The Graduate, A Hard Day’s Night, Pulp Fiction.
Politics: Well, George McGovern was my political hero. I’m also a prickly atheist.
Occupation: Currently unemployed, as with Brian, I’m willing to listen to all offers at email@example.com. For many years I was an editor at Penthouse Magazine. I fancy myself a writer, although my only published work has been pseudonymous erotica and reviews of adult films. Currently writing a novel about Las Vegas.
My role on this blog seems to be writing lots of reviews, chairing the discussion about “Lost” and being the resident Oscar maven.
James (formerly Lesterg)
James is a groupie of the Liberal Hollywood Elite and their San Francisco values. He is a huge fan of Thomas Jane, our generation’s Michael Paré.
In terms of contributions to the site: James focuses on script reviews, general industry topics, box-office and marketing. Email: GoneElsewhere.James@gmail.com
Tends to like: Pretentious, violent, nicely photographed films
Favorite Gone Elsewhere blog post: Don’t Know Who I Should Feel Sorry For
Joe Webb (formerly Count Olaf)
I comment on other people’s comments. Christofascist? I’ll have to get back to you.
Used to post under ‘Professor Wagstaff’ tag, as of Dec 2008 post under my real name, Marco Trevisiol
30 years old, born and residing in south-eastern Australia (state of Victoria)
Favourite films: ‘This Sporting Life’, ’2001: A Space Odyssey’, ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’, ‘Point Blank’, ‘The Parallax View’.
Is an infrequent but regular poster on film (averages about one post a month). His contributions could be best summed up as a mixture of film/actor reviews and reflections (and documentation) on cinema history.
Jeanine is Brian’s better half and also resides in Chicago. She mostly enjoyed sappy chick-flicks until Brian introduced her to independent film. Now she enjoys an eclectic mix of genres. She mostly lingers on Gone Elsewhere for entertainment, and occasionally posts if she particularly enjoyed an artistic film or repertory experience.
I consider myself an independent filmmaker. I have made an independent tv pilot entitled The Hub (Featured selection of the New York Television Festival) and Singularity, a feature-length project that won in the Best Science Fiction category at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. I am the rookie here at Gone Elsewhere. I live in Boston, but was raised in New Jersey and have lived in New Jersey, Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo. I have worked every job imaginable, from kitchen appliance delivery man to English as a Second Language teacher for Japanese adults and children.
Favorite movies are: The Godfather, CE3K, Do The Right Thing, Die Hard, Predator, Terminator 2, The Matrix, Total Recall, and have recently begun watching Woody Allen’s entire canon (the man, in the ’70′s, was brilliant.)
I have numerous screenplays in various stages of development, that you can read about HERE. Currently in pre-production on an untitled Boston-set feature-length film project that will be shot this year.
Used to post here but left in something of a fit. Then proceded to remove all his posts and comments. If you’re reading some of our old comments and don’t understand who or what we’re talking about, then we’re most likely speaking to jaydro. That’s the excuse we use anyway.
BELOW ARE LINKS TO SOME NOW “DEAD” PAGES THAT NOSTALGIA PREVENTS US FROM DELETING