Hilarious! But I have been gone a while – when did Price grow mutton chops?
This is hilariously SPOT-ON. There is a secret language of festival catalogues, and there is no better way to slay would-be sacred calfs than with a dollop of humour.
Good Show. Bring on the Midnights.
The Once Upon a Time in Anatolia write up is precisely why I choose not to see it, even though I am a big fan of Ceylan.
Ditto, the runtime didn’t help either. (And I’m one of the few fans of his last film)
Mutton Chops are only a few weeks old. At the last blogger meetup I was asked “what did you do to your face?!?”
The answer is that I IMPROVED THAT SHIT.
Whee! See y’all next week at the movies.
He keeps claiming the mutton chops are temporary.
Also – I was on the verge of seeing Anatolia anyway. I don’t mind slow and boring. Once in a while, Dimitri comes out of the gate with a real winner in his slow and boring Eastern European slate.
I think what sealed the deal against me seeing it was the comparison to Police, Adjective. That I cannot abide. If I was seeing 50+ movies at the fest, sure, maybe, but I got to maximize my experience with what little fate has given me.
Of course the mutton chops are temporary. All life on this planet is pretty temporary. I myself don’t expect to make it much past 2060 in this body.
I am so stupid. I almost burned down my apartment complex. Luckily, my neighbors were able to put out the fire.
“Single tickets go on sale Saturday 3rd at 7 am. You can buy your tickets online, on the phone, in person at a venue box office or festival box office.”
What this means is that their website will crash at around 7 am, their phone line will jam up and fail and based on reports of sales previous years, things won’t start working normally until around 10 am. If you want any chance to get hard to get tickets, you had better hoped you lined up.
Also before the system crash I’m reminded why I’ve never bought TIFF tickets before but always got tickets through a friend. Because to make their system an even more last century, their website only offer Vista as their only credit card option. While my wife and I only have credit cards from MasterCard. I can understand doing a promotion, or offering tickets early for Vista customers because they are sponsoring the event, but to offer that as the only option seems so damn backwards.
Anyone else wondering about Antho42’s comment up there? 😉
I got ahold of my parent’s Visa card and I’m in a 3 hour and 30 minute waiting room. However, isn’t this the type of restriction to have in big bold letters on their site? Or mention in that cute little video they had about buying single tickets?
Mr. Price was asked what he did to his face within 1.5 seconds of entering the pub, and within those 1.5 seconds everyone else had quietly muttered “Wolverine!”
Took 15 minutes online to grab single tickets… People were in physical lines for hours? Insane. Twitter tells me Safari browser works unuaully well with the tiff site, not sure if this is true but worked for me
For the first time in over ten years I am going to a Gala… Overly expensive but whta the hell, I am that interested in seeing Take This Waltz. God help Michelle Williams if she is a no-show
As a web developer, I don’t buy that Safari makes the wait time less. That said, I’ve been waiting for 4 hours and it says I have 2 hours and 5 minutes left. This is after is dropping down to 5 minutes before slowing crawling back up. I have work to do on my computer anyways, but so far out of buying tickets online for all type of events, through all sorts of systems imaginable this is one of the worst I have ever seen.
Someone on Facebook has posted a screenshot of their wait time as 18 hours! Ouch!
I’m getting close to the 5 hour mark of waiting, I’m close to giving up.
My wait time currently says 45 minutes, make that 1 hour and 45 minutes, nope now 2 hours and 45 minutes. It’s like a random number generate that changes every few second or so.
I guess I might try again tomorrow, or if the films I want to see are sold out, then I’ll just wait for them to come out on DVD.
It makes no sense someone just tried on twitter and said they got through in seconds… Try Safari… It can’t hurt
Holy shit Rot, that info is correct.
It’s a completely different experience with Safari and I went through with no waiting time, while in Firefox it is saying 5 hours now. Even with Chrome and IE which I pulled up out of curiosity also have long wait times. Often there might be rendering difference between browsers, but this is the first time I’ve seen it completely broken on every browser except for Safari.
Thanks, Rot for that extra push. So I got tickets to see the Comic-Con doc, Hard Core Logo 1 & 2 and Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt.
I didn’t close my IE or Chrome window and both gave me alerts that I had gotten through. So while it took me just a few minutes with those browsers, it wasn’t long, but it’s completely messed up with Firefox.
Moral of the story: believe everything you read on the internet
I used Firefox, it gave me a 2 hour wait start that turned into 45 minutes total. I went back an hour later after that to look and it said 8 hours.
This will sound like a joke, but this was the best TIFF.net ordering experience I’ve ever had. Sure, it still sucked. But this was the first year that the basic architecture of the site remained online after the first 2 minutes of crush. Every year previous, the site has just crashed and gone away for an hour or two. The fact that they were able to maintain shelf-stability – albeit wildly-inaccurate wait time shelf-stability – is actually a step up, in my opinion.
Brilliant stuff guys. I saw ONCE UPON A TIME AT ANATOLIA at MIFF, and pretty damn slow and boring is right on the money. The most interesting thing about it was counting the number of people who walked out