From Jim Gilliam's blog archivesIntroducing Evil Smiley (aka Wal-Mart)
July 12, 2005 12:11 PM
Please allow me to introduce you to Evil Smiley, aka Wal-Mart. As you are all aware, we are making a movie about Evil Smiley, but I am sad to say that, well, all the attention has turned him into a bit of a diva.
First, he set up his own website where he "plots to destroy the world, research his targets, and generally just brag of his incredible accomplishments." Oy vey!
Seriously.. I ♥ Wal-Mart? But it gets worse. Now he's demanding we tell people about his catch-phrase contest. Apparently, while his ego knows no bounds, his creativity is somewhat lacking. And since Isaac Mizrahi won't return his phone calls, he's turned to the movie producers to give him a great catch-phrase or slogan. Please help us out here.. Evil's very angry with me right now and for all I know he could go smash up a couple of towns. The contest runs until July 27th. He's got us under contract to use the winning slogan on t-shirts and various schwag. We'll be sure to send the winner some cool stuff, for you know...saving my life.
He's also obsessing over all the local community groups that are fighting (and beating!) him day in and day out. He's catalogged a lot of them here, but wants to hear about any others.
And despite all this, the film is still coming along very nicely. Thanks to all of you, we now have a title, Robert's working feverishly in the editing room (leaving me to deal with Evil! Argh), and the distribution side is going gangbusters. You're already planning over 1600 screenings! And many people are having screenings on multiple days throughout the week. It's amazing, and very exciting. But don't let up! We need many many of them to handle the capacity. With Outfoxed and Uncovered, all the screenings sold out, and we had to turn people away, so keep pushing!
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