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Another strange day in the movie blog business

Posted at 4:56 PM on October 3, 2008 by Euan Kerr

Well, I had hoped to bring you some thoughts from "A Serious Man" Executive Producer Robert Graf today.

However late this morning the call came in from the organizers of his chat at Normandale Community College that the movie's production office had decided to limit access to people with notebooks and still cameras. As a radio guy that kind of limits the old options and after much to-ing and fro-ing the massive Movie Natters production staff decided to hold fire, and work on other upcoming features.

Which was pretty cool because this afternoon I got one of the most delightfully strange phone messages I have ever received. Someone from the office of a major sports personality (now retired) called to ask if I knew how to contact Stephen Chow, star of "Kung Fu Hustle." (It seems disrespectful to reveal whose office placed the call.)

Apparently this major former sports star is on his way to meet Stephen Chow in China, but somehow had misplaced his contact info.

Now Chow came through the MPR studios in early 2005. It was a marvelous but brief encounter and then he jumped in his stretch limo and left to go wherever movie stars go after they leave public radio studios.

He didn't leave contact information. I called back and got the message that everyone was out of the office. I just hope the retired sports star discovered where he is going before he got on the plane.

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There are some great movies opening this weekend. I hope you get a chance to enjoy some.

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