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.

Roger Ebert
The Guardian
The IMDb Hit List (no link, sorry, maybe next time)
NY Magazine
Dark Horizons (1, 2, 3)
Defamer (1, 2, 3)
SFF Media
Meta Filter
Pitchfork Media
Film School Rejects
The Playlist
Awards Daily
First Showing
Hollywood Elsewhere
Prefix magazine
Comic Book Resources
Geek Tyrant

We have also had our stories stolen by the likes of Rolling Stone, Hollywood Elsewhere and Obsessed with Film, so fuck them and writers Matt Holmes, Chris Harris and Jeffrey Wells especially.

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.

Jackrabbit Slim

Location: Vegas, Baby!
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: Poised to be an English teacher in Las Vegas. For many years I was an editor at Penthouse Magazine.
My role on this blog seems to be writing lots of reviews and being the resident Oscar maven.

James (formerly Lesterg)

In terms of contributions to the site: James focuses on general industry topics, box-office and marketing.  Email: GoneElsewhere.James@gmail.com

Location: Sweden
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.

Marco Trevisiol

Born and resides in south-eastern Australia (state of Victoria)

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.

Complete list of films (more or less) I’ve seen: http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/marco+trevisiol/

Also, have just started (in early 2017) a seperate site for short film reviews that last 2-3 paragraphs at most: https://brieffilmreviewsblog.wordpress.com/

unknown-48.jpg The Ghost of Filmman (Brian)

Filmman, an independent filmmaker/photographer based in the Northeastern US, was one of our most prolific commenters. He departed under mysterious circumstances in the Summer of 2014 after severing all social media connections to the Gone Elsewhere team without explanation.  He even deleted us on Goodreads. Who takes the time to delete someone on Goodreads?

unknown-48.jpg The Ghost of jaydro

Used to post here but left in something of a fit in 2008. 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.



40 responses »

  1. I’ve always wondered that myself, because I wrote it. I think because you created the blog, and it auto-created a blank about page, you are the default author. Since I merely edited it by adding text, it doesn’t change the original author.
    Shouldn’t you be sleeping or something?

  2. Maybe Nick couldn’t sleep because he sensed that somewhere his name was being used inappropriately.

  3. Maybe we should call it a ramshackle autonomous collective.

    Maybe Nick couldn’t sleep because he sensed that somewhere his name was being used inappropriately.

    Too true. It’s like an alarm bell goes off. Ten months after the fact.

    Shouldn’t you be sleeping or something?

    It’s +6 hours for this timetable. So I wrote my comment at 11:34 pm. My parents let me stay up late on fridays. What’s Brian’s excuse?

  4. Since it seems to be a little uh, quiet around here – anyone want to take up Nick’s idea of re-writing the About section? I’m still down with it.

  5. Do people want to have a general one or one for each contributor? And should it or these be written by one guy or all?

    Sorry, very busy at the moment. Things should calm down for my part by Sunday so I can get some reviews written.

  6. I’d probably go with the model of each user contributing a sentence or two about themself. Doesn’t have to be dryly biographical either.

  7. Nah, had a couple of things I wanted to change – will be back up in a few.

    Only gripe on this end: do the avatars look particularly…weak to anyone else? Can we re-size them for the purpose of the “About” section or just delete entirely? Wagstaff’s and Jeanine’s in particular are almost impossible to make out.

  8. Not exactly super-pleased with the format of it, either, but it’s a work in progress. Wish there was some way to give each one their separate post.

  9. I added the Archives to the sidebar because (after Nick mentioned his favorite post) I couldn’t see an easy way to go back through our old junk besides using search.

    Also, I eagerly await James’ MSPAINT-style edit to put and ActionNews header my photo.

  10. I did, sorry! With your existential crisis unraveling in the other thread, I didn’t want to add to your woes.

  11. I know this is being picky but in the intro I think there should be more of a emphasis on the fact that content-wise this is mainly a film discussion site.

    I know there’s an ethos of total freedom to post on whatever we want, but at a guess I’d say 70% approx of the posts are film-based, 15% are TV-based and 15% is on other stuff.

    Or perhaps it could be described as an entertainment blog with a strong emphasis on film.

  12. I read Wagstaff’s bio and I thought, “Wow, Point Break must be some sort of guilty pleasure. I mean, I know it supposedly ends in Australia, but that’s heady company…”

    Then I read closer..it’s Point Blank. ah ha.

    Oh well, as long as you leave your brain at the door..

  13. Had a look at my profile and decided to slightly condense it by getting rid of the final sentence (and making Joe Webb’s previous comment not making sense).

  14. Shouldn’t you add Hollywood Elsewhere on the list of linked to AND stolen articles?
    He took my bait with Nick’s Jodie Foster Swedish poster title, then his next article was exactly our next article…
    Many moons later he actually linked to us for something. Right?

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