wow, i've never heard of something like this. it's cool that itunes isn't doing anything stupid like charging 99 cents for the download. it's also an interesting way to build some word-of-mouth for the type of film that will need it to get people in the seats. if this was a blockbuster trying to bait people, i would find it retarded. but i like the link-up with apple. as wes anderson, if you're gonna do something this blatantly corporate, it might as well be with mac. i'm down.
Sep 25 - 10:28 AM
Cool that it's feee, and I guess despite Portman being attached to Darjeeling, she's only in this short that shows before the movie.
Sep 25 - 10:47 AM
I wish I saw this sooner, I live like three blocks from the apple store in Soho NY
Sep 25 - 03:13 PM
FREE?!?! ****, thats awesome. As if i needed another reason to see it. Im just glad we get to see it at all considering it wasn't going to be shown in front of the film.
Sep 25 - 04:24 PM
I'm actually glad this is getting out there. I saw Darjeeling recently and there's so much in the film that's referencial of the short that it'd have been a shame for people to miss it.Whatever you do, see Hotel Chevalier first, people, even if it means a wait for DVD.
Sep 26 - 02:28 PM
Thanks to the "exclusive" deal with iTunes, a lot of people will not actually be able to see this short film because it is only available on the US version of the iTunes store. Even existing iTunes customers can't watch it if they happen to live in other countries. Boycott Darjeeling until they release Hotel everywhere first.
Sep 26 - 10:06 PM
drdredom: the US release of Darjeeling is imminent. There's nothing to suggest a deal won't be done in other countries in time for their release windows.
Sep 27 - 06:04 PM
Cool that they're doing this, especially since it isn't being shown before the movie.And nat does look pretty good in this, no body double either as some predicted.
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