February 28, 2006
I think we wrapped for good on Sunday night. At least until I decide to turn this movie back into a feature. I missed those 400 feet of film we lost last weekend, but aside from rolling out far too soon on a few Tarkovsky-ish driving shots, I got everything I wanted and more than I needed.
During the shoot, we talked about the greatest short film ever made, Guy Maddin's The Heart Of The World. After we all dispersed, I couldn't think of a better way to end the day than to go home and watch it.
And then yesterday (as linked to by GreenCine) a really wonderful interview with Maddin showed up in the latest issue of Offscreen, followed today in The Village Voice by a loving retrospective piece on Blue Velvet, written by Maddin himself. Of the character of Dorothy Vallens, he writes: "Director and neophyte actress collaborated to retool the old genre's often stock figure, to deglamorize and humiliate the supermodel, to knead her pulpy nakedness into a bruise-colored odalisque of inseminated sensualities and untrusting ferocity." That's a sentence worth reading aloud, right there.
Posted by David Lowery at February 28, 2006 08:46 PM
i love those maddin pieces, thank you
Posted by: brad at March 1, 2006 11:22 AM