“Has This Ever Happened to You?”

June 28, 2011

Eric catches video of NoHo Scooters’ Mike Frankovich helping Tom Hanks start his Riva at the L.A. Larry Crowne premiere last night. Despite what the uptight publicist in the foreground is thinking, this fragment of cinéma vérité will almost surely be Larry Crowne’s most memorable contribution to scootering legend, and will endear Tom Hanks to all scooterists forever. And I’m not being snarky for once.

Tonight is the Chicago premiere, see you there! The movie opens Friday nationwide, our Larry Crowne contest runs through Saturday.


6 Responses to ““Has This Ever Happened to You?””

  1. illnoiseNo Gravatar on June 28th, 2011 8:15am

    Also, props to experimental filmmaker Eric Almendral’s penchant for boldly shooting vertically-oriented video, I’m glad I’m not the only one that does that.

  2. jprestonianNo Gravatar on June 28th, 2011 8:26am

    Yeah. Vertical video is annoying.

  3. illnoiseNo Gravatar on June 28th, 2011 9:24am

    Fixed aspect ratios are for fascists. Free the shackles of avant-garde cinema!

  4. NoHo MikeNo Gravatar on June 28th, 2011 11:06am

    Somebody had to get it running!

  5. BrookeNo Gravatar on June 28th, 2011 5:28pm

    Good job, Mike!

    Personally, I’m a fan of angled video. I want corner to corner distance.

  6. scooterfoxNo Gravatar on June 29th, 2011 12:39am

    hm. one sided fork, a la vespa, Riva 180, I believe. Vintage by today’s standards. nothing like the sweet Riva 200s.

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