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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Are the audiences dwindling? (and OW! my neck!)

9-11-2007 Okay, so, somehow and somewhere I must have turned my head in the wrong way and secretly wrenched my neck, because I woke up this morning mostly unable to turn my head to the left. Like, at all, without pain. Ask me how much fun this made watching movies today. First up was Breakfast …

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Already, the most wretched of the fest.

9-10-2007 Today was Eric and Dan’s last full day in Toronto. They leave tomorrow and I’m fairly certain the marquee lights at the fest will not shine as brightly once they’re gone. I’m sad. I began this dark (literally and figuratively) day with The Jane Austen Book Club (6/8), a very sweet, fun, light-hearted romantic …

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Vickie has insomnia, but still catches some flicks.

9-9-2007 I have insomnia. Or, perhaps, not insomnia but some kind of freaky sleep situation where I can’t fall asleep at night and I can’t stay asleep in the morning. For the past few days, my body’s decided to wake me around 6:30am, regardless of when I hit the hay the night before, and then …

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Finally! A Roger Ebert sighting may trump everything else at the fest!

9-8-2007 That’s right. You read correctly: Roger Ebert. After several Ebert-free years in a row, and my fears that our paths would never again cross at a film fest of otherwise, it happened. Roger and me. Same theater. Across-the-aisle buddies. But I’m getting ahead of myself… I began the day very early, but not early …

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Michael Moore, Joy Division, and sweltering theatres.

9-7-2007 It’s been quite the eventful Friday. I began the day with my annual TIFF haircut at the Aveda Institute (meaning I had to skip my 11:45am screening of Jodie Foster’s The Brave One), and had a wunderkind dynamo working her magic scissors on me. The result? Fantastic. Unfortunately, due to the heeeeat and humidity, …

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): The lanyard-wearing festers flood the city as TIFF begins!

9-6-2007 Dear lord. It’s 1:34am, I have The Skulls on in the background and I am only just now starting this blog entry. It’s been a very long day… most of which was not spent TIFFing. I met up with Eric and Dan for dinner before a walking tour north through the city from Commerce …

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Lamenting TIFF’s ticketing system

9-3-2007 Every year, something somewhere goes awry with TIFF’s ticketing system. We all know how I feel about their lottery but, random drawing aside, there is still an abundance of annual flaws with the way orders are handled and processed. This year, it seems, a number of out-of-town packages wound up stalled in customs, so …

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TIFF 2007 (Vickie’s diary): Hey, did you hear? It’s TIFF time!

Hey, did you hear? It’s TIFF time! Welcome back to readers from past diaries and a big “well, hi!” to anyone surfing through for the first time. Please, grab yourself a cocktail or a coffee, kick your feet up and settle in for Moviepie’s annual coverage of Toronto’s magical cinematic circus! If you’re here for …

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