I received a handful of very nice notes from some of the filmmakers I discussed yesterday in my post about “Mumblecore’s Cousin = the ‘Gordon Green Gang.'” And, while they were indeed nice, they weren’t without a sense of humor. Here’s what Great World of Sound director Craig Zobel sent me:
“Can’t you give us something a little tougher for a name? I mean, Swanberg and those guys get a derivation of the word hardcore at least… Can we be Carolinacore? I feel like we are gonna get jumped at the next festival.”
Around the same time, Michael Tully published his own response on his blog.