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May 30, 2006

Señor Love Daddy's Weather Report

After a climactic night spent sitting on a misty city rooftop with a bottle of whiskey, my traveling companions have all departed, and I've moved from my brother's bachelor pad in the Bronx to Brad and Isabelle's lovely home across the river. Their balcony has a beautiful view of Manhattan - or would, if this thick haze of hot air hadn't set in the other day, obscuring everything that isn't already washed out by the sunlight. Even when the temperatures are the same, New York heat is very different from Texas heat. I think I definitely prefer the latter.

Brad and I went through The Outlaw Son last night, taking notes for the sound mix. Then he showed me his own nearly-completed cut of it, which fulfilled pretty much every hope I had for the alternate edits. It's like looking in the mirror and not recongizing my reflection: all these elements that I'm so familiar with, refracted, rearranged, redefined. It bears almost no resemblance to my version, and yet they're exactly the same thing. It works like a memory. I can't wait to see more.

I was going to try to catch The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu this afternoon, but I might hold off, stay in, hide from the heat, do a bit of writing and editing. So far, the only film I've managed to see is Melville's Army Of Shadows at the Film Forum. I really wanted to see Mouth To Mouth, but it's already gone. Everything else that's playing here right now will be opening in Dallas within the next few weeks.

On Thursday I leave for the Midwest and a seven day trip down memory lane. Then it's back home again (hopefully with a completed screenplay in tow), and then, two weeks after that, I'll be headed out to the other coast...

Posted by David Lowery at May 30, 2006 10:59 AM


Thanks for communicating the mood of New York. I got some images on my mind. Also nice to hear you experiencing an alternate edit. The fact that it played like memory is an interesting way for it to turn out. I've seen some discs of the material, and have ideas for shape already. Cutting will begin in late june. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Posted by: Karsten at May 30, 2006 1:20 PM

glad to hear it, david....enjoy the rest of your trip....can't wait to hang when you get back....

Posted by: frank at May 30, 2006 1:34 PM