May 12, 2005
From my all too-brief discussion with Todd Solondz you can cull a handful of fascinating facts, including the numerical whereabouts of the budget of Palindromes (less than I thought), and how he managed to raise it in the first place (highly admirable).
This was the information I was most interested in, going into the interview, but it was as I was typing everything up I started thinking of all the questions I should have asked next. I chalk it up to the inherent awkwardness of telephone interviews, especially when one is afraid of telephones (as I am). I also noticed that, in print, there's quite a bit missing in terms of inflection and cadence and such - there always is, of course, but in this case especially. I wish I could just upload the video of me talking on the phone (I used my XL-1, since I knew it would pick up the speakerphone better than a tape player - and Quicktime made transcribing the whole thing incredibly easy), but since the interview was conducted for print, I'm afraid I'd be breaking some journalistic code or something.
Posted by David Lowery at May 12, 2005 2:09 AM
Posted by: jmj at May 12, 2005 10:30 PM