Oct. 26, 2006, 2:54 p.m. CST
I want to see just "diverse" a group you have chosen.
Oct. 26, 2006, 2:56 p.m. CST
Thank you so much, man.
Oct. 26, 2006, 2:57 p.m. CST
No cool Disney concept artwork for you this year Harry!
Oct. 26, 2006, 2:59 p.m. CST
As in...Boba Fett?
Oct. 26, 2006, 3:03 p.m. CST
by ye olde shiza
Sweet baby, Jesus! Hopes dashed! Life terminating ... maybe in another lifetime, sweetheart!
Oct. 26, 2006, 3:09 p.m. CST
The people that got in are of all races and sexes. There's people up there that flip pancakes, exotic dance, work in comic shops, read scripts for studios, teach school, take care of the elderly, that write screenplays, that are students, that are retired, etc etc etc There are easily an extra few thousand I'd loved to have included, but the room is just so big, ya know?
Oct. 26, 2006, 3:11 p.m. CST
by ye olde shiza
Just check the list ... I mean ... the Klumps. You're talking about two seats per Klump. The room is only so big.
Oct. 26, 2006, 3:15 p.m. CST
Maybe some of you that are going could post up your applications. I am more then curious to see what it takes to stand out.
Oct. 26, 2006, 3:19 p.m. CST
See you guys there! ALso, for those that didn't make it in, don't give up hope. I got into my first BNAT in the standby line. Years past many people I personally know got in on standby! Don't give up... if you really want it, you can get in, and it's worth it! To the rest of you, SEE YOU IN DECEMBER!!
Oct. 26, 2006, 3:32 p.m. CST
See you soon.
Oct. 26, 2006, 3:34 p.m. CST
Unless there are two applicants with my name.... Thank you so much Harry :) Time to get plane ticket shopping!
Oct. 26, 2006, 3:39 p.m. CST
Jeremy Bulloch gets the Boba Fett thing every year.
Oct. 26, 2006, 3:39 p.m. CST
I'm extremely excited to find my name on the list this year! I'm curious why people should want others to post their apps since it's not like anyone lied on their own app, so what could you possibly take from someone else's? You may not be in the group chosen this year, but the same (or similar) answers may have gotten you in before (or in the future). Just keep it real and know why you want to be at BNAT - I think that probably worked for everyone accepted now and before. For those that'll be going, I guess we'll all find out a bit more about each other via the "yearbook", is that correct? Is that what the app answers go into?
Oct. 26, 2006, 3:43 p.m. CST
Are all these peeps into the same kinda flicks etc. Just curious. I'm sure their choices in film is just as diverse as their choices in life. Way to go fellas/fellinas and enjoy.
Oct. 26, 2006, 3:44 p.m. CST
Damn you to hell, Knowles! <p> Michael Regina<br> Editor in Chief/Segment Producer<br> http://www.TheOneRing.net<br> http://www.KongisKing.net<br> http://www.TheOneLion.net<br>http://whatisthedavincicode.blogspot.com/
Oct. 26, 2006, 3:51 p.m. CST
I know it's not a big deal. I know it's Harry's party and he can do what he wants. I also truly believe he's 100% sincere about wishing he could accept 1,000 more people. But it still goddamn sucks not getting in. Goddamnit.
Oct. 26, 2006, 4:06 p.m. CST
Like every other BNAT, I´ll experience BNAT8 through your posts and reviews guys. Enjoy.
Oct. 26, 2006, 4:06 p.m. CST
Now we have to think if we should risk flying down to Texas and waiting in the standby line. If I can't go, I'm not taking her with me! Or something...seriously though, I am not bitter. Good for her... Yes... Good for her...
Oct. 26, 2006, 4:18 p.m. CST
I suppose there were hundreds of compelling applications. I'll be sure to work harder next year. Congratulations to those attending, I'm sure it'll be a hell of a night.
Oct. 26, 2006, 4:20 p.m. CST
by The Shyster
upset much ? You damn right. = (
Oct. 26, 2006, 4:21 p.m. CST
Elisabeth Rappe--that is me. I'm going to BNAT....!
Oct. 26, 2006, 4:27 p.m. CST
I didn't get to the big question (why I want to go). In fact, I didn't even send in the application. I decided to attend the AFI Fest in L.A. instead. Anyway, just for shits and giggles, here's how I filled mine out. Not sure if it would've gotten me in or not. 1) Garbageman33. 2) Sorry, but the authorities generally frown on middle-aged men with their own myspace pages. 3) 40. 4) Male. 5) Chained Heat. I didn't see my first R-rated movie until I was 18. So I figured I had a lot of making up to do. Fortunately, this chicks behind bars flick crammed about 3 years worth of boobs, sex, violence and more boobs into a single evening. 6) Armageddon. I just love how unabashedly cheesy and over-the-top it is. And I think the guy who said, "Permission to shake the hand of the daughter of the bravest man I ever met" should get an honorary Oscar for getting all the way through that line without snickering. 7) Advertising Copywriter. And trust me, it's not nearly as glamorous as Tom Hanks made it seem in Nothing in Common. 8) Chicago. 9) Blindsight, a documentary I saw at the Toronto Film Festival about a group of blind Tibetan teenagers who attempt to scale a 23,000 foot mountain peak as a way of proving their worth to a society that ostracizes them. 10) Superstar by Todd Haynes. The weird part was, after about 5 minutes, the idea of telling the Karen Carpenter story using Barbie dolls didn't seem that weird anymore. 11) Mitch Kramer in Dazed and Confused. Basically, Mitch had the perfect day. He wakes up and he's a gawky freshman. And by the end of the day, he's pitched a shutout, humiliated the school bully, been befriended by the varsity football team, smoked a doobie, thrown a bowling ball through a car window and made out with a cute sophomore chick. And somehow, you know his life will never be the same again. We've all been in Mitch's shoes (at the start of the day, at least). I think it'd be cool to experience his transformation. And to see what happens next. 12) X3 never happened. They had a great director, but he wanted to do another movie. So they got another really good director, but he went away too. And before you know it, they were down to their 4,327th choice, so rather than use him and jeopardize the franchise, they said, "Screw it, if we can't do this right we may as well not do it at all". Remember? Well, that's how I remember it. 13) Hot Fuzz, Black Snake Moan, I'm a cyborg, but that's OK. 14) Le Cercle Rouge, The Killing, Throne of Blood.15) Claire Cleary from Wedding Crashers. She's gorgeous, she's got loads of family money and, most importantly, she seems like she's a lot of fun to be around. I mean, how many girls can you play touch football with? How many girls would think of impersonating a folk singing group from Salt Lake City on a lark? Or get really excited about a stupid game where you try to slap the other person's hand before he pulls it away? She just seems like the kind of girl you could grow old with because every day would bring new surprises. 16) The double-ended dildo from "Requiem for a Dream". But only because psychiatrists say we should confront the things that disturb us most. 17) Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. Not for the violence or torture scenes themselves, but for the fact that those horrific acts are performed by otherwise ordinary people. And that they seem perfectly logical as you're watching them. Really makes you wonder what you might be capable of under the right/wrong circumstances. 19) No. 20) I haven't tried before. See, I have this thing about rejection. A girl dumped me in grade school and I just got over it earlier this year.
Oct. 26, 2006, 4:32 p.m. CST
Many thanks Harry. I was sad to see some names missing, but not enough that I'm not delighted... er, wait, FUCKING ECSTATIC to see my own name there. You're the king!
Oct. 26, 2006, 5:10 p.m. CST
Even though I was pretty certain I wouldn't make it, I still feel devastated 8 (
Oct. 26, 2006, 5:17 p.m. CST
There are several people's entries up over in the BNATTERS LiveJournal community if you want to read them. http://community.livejournal.com/bnatters/
Oct. 26, 2006, 5:21 p.m. CST
by John Maddening
LiveJournal users can post their applications in the "bnatters" community.
Oct. 26, 2006, 5:22 p.m. CST
by John Maddening
You owe me a Coke at BNAT, smallerdemon!
Oct. 26, 2006, 5:30 p.m. CST
One Coke on me 433.
Oct. 26, 2006, 5:32 p.m. CST
Who's dick do I have to suck to actually get into this event? Fucked again. : /
Oct. 26, 2006, 5:35 p.m. CST
I actually checked the ticket prices for flights between Los Angeles and DC. Was going to be the last thing I did before my third daughter was born. (Insert sad puppies and wilted flowers here...lol).
Oct. 26, 2006, 6:36 p.m. CST
Harry's, I think... but I haven't tried that part.
Oct. 26, 2006, 6:48 p.m. CST
by Y T
Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!! I really am happy dancing and it's silly since I'm sitting and typing! I promise to have fun!! For the guy who wanted to know what applications looked like here's mine. 1) Full Name and Aliases Barbara Elizabeth Patnode/Betsy/Y.T. 2) If you have a website/myspace/live journal/blog type of thing - what is the URL? http://www.myspace.com/bestyrules 3) Age 26 4) Male or Female? Female 5) First R rated Movie You Ever Saw? Risky Business 6) Biggest Guilty Film Pleasure? Girly movies like Stick It and Drop Dead Gorgeous 7) Occupation? Luxury Box Waitress/Building Manager 8) Where you currently live? Oakland, California 9) Best Film You Have Seen Thus Far This Year? A Scanner Darkly 10) Weirdest Film You Have Ever Seen? Videodrome 11) If you could be any film character and could explore yourself, who would you be and what would you do? (maximum of 150 words) I would like to be Leeloo from The 5th Element. I would like to walk around East Oakland at night looking for people who deserve to get beat up! If space travel was an option (do I get to live in her world or be her in mine?) I would get my own ship and fly around being a pretty, petty super hero type, having fun and being awesome! 12) What did you think of the portrayal of the Phoenix Storyline in X3, if you saw it? (maximum of 150 words) WEAK, you can really go two ways on this issue. Either she was too weak to be called Phoenix and made a lame addition to the Whedon story rip off or there was too much going on in the film (i.e. too much story for a film) and her character was sidelined since she is so powerful. Either way it was a weak way to dispose of an otherwise kick ass female character in a franchise that is sorely lacking strong female characters! 13) What 3 future films that you could reasonably pray to see at BNAT do you most hope you'll see? >1. Ratatouille >2. Children of Men >3. Grindhouse 14) What 3 vintage films do you most wish to see on the big screen at BNAT? >1.The Killer or Hard Boiled >2.Labryinth >3.The Lost Boys 15) If you could live happily ever after with any film character ever - who would it be and why? (maximum of 150 words) Larry, played by Clive Owen, in Closer. He seems to like ladies that are a little bit left of normal, which would work out. The apartment in the movie doesn’t seem like it’s his taste which means he probably doesn’t insist on trying to decorate. The character is also a plastic surgeon so you know he makes good money and in the waning years of woman’s life who wouldn’t like to know that her man can take off 10 years for free! Oh, and Clive Owen…dreamy! 16) If you could possess one film prop, what prop would you possess? “The one ring to rule them all”.... no, just kidding, ummm… maybe the mithril shirt that Frodo wears. That think looks pretty bad ass and I bet it would look good with jeans and heels so I could wear it out to bars and stuff. The when people asked me where I got it I could say Thorin gave it to me and see how long it would take them to figure it out! 17) What film most warped you? Saam gaang yi,aka Three...Extremes. Not all of it warped me but the one where they make dumplings out of babies so the rich woman can look younger….man I still can’t eat dumplings at a Chinese food restaurant to this day! 18) Why do you want to come to Butt-Numb-A-Thon 8? (maximum of 350 words) It sounds really fun, I know lame answer but I haven't been on a real live vacation (that wasn't a wedding) in like 5 years. I work 3 jobs and get time off but I’m always on call for one of the jobs so it’s not really “time off”. I love movies and I love sitting and watching good movies for long periods of time. This has become increasingly difficult with all the crap being churned out these days and I’m pretty sure you (Harry) will come up with some really great movies that even a hater like me won’t be able to complain. It would be like a 7 year old going to Disney World for me and my dude to get to come to the OctoButt-Numb-A-Thon. Also that is a really great name for it! 19) Have you ever attended a BNAT, if so, which ones? No 20) If not - have you tried to get in and couldn't? No Extra Credit: Why can Moriarty (Drew McWeeny) never be as cool as Harry Knowles? Because Harry is the coolest guy ever, he even talks to strange people in parks when he is playing Bullitt on a giant screen in the park in San Francisco!
Oct. 26, 2006, 7:01 p.m. CST
are you the same one from the CHUD messageboards?
Oct. 26, 2006, 7:08 p.m. CST
Is there an application I can submit to get all the time back I completely wasted filling out my BNAT application? Who would I send that to? Let's be honest, not getting picked sucks ass.
Oct. 26, 2006, 7:24 p.m. CST
by Y T
No sorry Nordling, I'm not that YT! We probably get our names from the same place, or maybe not mine is from the novel Snow Crash...my only other persona is the Y.T. from the zone....I post about Futurama and Lucifer and got teased! haha
Oct. 26, 2006, 7:35 p.m. CST
I didn't even apply!
Oct. 26, 2006, 8:15 p.m. CST
If u havent got the new Reservoir Dogs DVD that is a complete waste of money if u already own the other version save for one new special feature which features Harry Knowles referring to the film as, "Res Dogs" over and over...god this pisses me off like star trek dorks referring to Captain Kirk as Bill Shatner... what a fucking tool...in the know indeed
Oct. 26, 2006, 8:19 p.m. CST
give me a ticket please. im not a real nerd but i do love movies and i hated xmen3. so there
Oct. 26, 2006, 8:57 p.m. CST
John and Shelly Carpenter, as in the HORROR LEGENDS?! The real John and Shelly Carpenter? As in Halloween I, Halloween II, The Thing, Escape from NY, Escape from LA, The Fog, Prince of Darkness, El Diablo, and, may I include, Christine?! Because if this is true, then you can expect an application from myself in the coming years.
Oct. 26, 2006, 10:12 p.m. CST
by Nate Champion
That would make room for about thirty more people.
Oct. 26, 2006, 10:26 p.m. CST
bet it blows
Oct. 26, 2006, 11:57 p.m. CST
My sister and I are two very happy, very surprised BNAT virgins. Thanks so much!
Oct. 27, 2006, 12:15 a.m. CST
Ewww, we're not those Klumps! And we've lost a total of 78 lbs altogether since the last bnat, so officially, we'll be taking up about 3/4's less of a seat!
Oct. 27, 2006, 12:20 a.m. CST
Cartuna has only improved over time. See y'all at Butt-Nine-Athon (here's hoping)...
Oct. 27, 2006, 3:26 a.m. CST
you better not put her in the corner harry, or your ass will be swazye-d!!!
Oct. 27, 2006, 8:02 a.m. CST
BIG Thanks to Harry for this! I can't wait for it. I called smallerdemon, dmann, saffy and mongo yesterday to plan and grin over the phone, which, while dorky, was at least shared by their dorky grins. For those going, Miyazaki has started a BNAT community on myspace. find it, and many of us, there. We'll fgiure out hotel stuff and hanging out pre-show and calling each other. come on out!
Oct. 27, 2006, 8:27 a.m. CST
and the days just seem that much better right now. Thanks, Harry!
Oct. 27, 2006, 1:12 p.m. CST
If so, let's get some EBay action going on here!
Oct. 27, 2006, 1:43 p.m. CST
Too bad maybe next year
Oct. 27, 2006, 6:49 p.m. CST
Well, I've been to BNAT 6 & 7, but bowed out this year due to my unwillingness to leave my wife alone with our 6 mo old daughter for three days while I party at the Drafthouse. Plus I have tickets to take my four year old to his first concert--They Might Be Giants--on December 9. So yeah, I'm sure I'll be mopey hearing about all the stuff the attendees get to watch, but I'm hoping to be back in the mix next year. At any rate, I think it's amusing when people post "Who'd want to sit in a theater with smelly nerds for 24 hours blah blah blah..." The thing is, this shit is a blast. Even when the movies suck hard (Phantom of the Opera?!? Lemony Snicket?!!?), it's still worth it. Nothing beats being at the Drafthouse, drinking ice cream sodas and eating pineapple & ham pizzas for 24 hours straight, then washing it down with a good ol' Schlitz before heading to the airport and vomiting on the flight back to Jersey. The Drafthouse is the happiest place on earth, with the possible exception of being in Disney World while really high. Folks who are going this year, have fun. See you next December, with any luck.
Oct. 27, 2006, 7:35 p.m. CST
I didn't have computer access yesterday so I didn't get to check my usual sites, My friend calls me up and says, Hey you made it into But-Numb-A-Thon! I was so stoked! Thanks for choosing me Harry!
Oct. 27, 2006, 8:29 p.m. CST
Seriously. What a terrible thing to not get into. I am not worthy of geekdom. I'm sad. Very sad. Oh well. Have fun, you lucky few. Sure there's always next year, but that's what you said when Biggs and Tank left. Guess I'm going nowhere.
Oct. 28, 2006, 6:06 a.m. CST
Go here! http://groups.myspace.com/BNAT
Oct. 29, 2006, 4:46 p.m. CST
Man it feels good to see my name up there! Is that the seating list order as well? Where's zee German?
Oct. 30, 2006, 3:53 p.m. CST
by MC Vamp
Wah, wah, wah. Oh well, I'll have my own festival! With blackjack! And hookers! In fact, forget the festival!
Oct. 30, 2006, 4:14 p.m. CST
"Zee German" is in Berlin this year, apparently shooting a short film, so he didn't apply. He wishes he could come, but events have conspired to make him BNAT-less.
Oct. 30, 2006, 9:08 p.m. CST
This is Meghan. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can't put in words what this means to me beyond that.