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July 28, 2007

Life Is But A...


James is two days into shooting his new film, Merrily, Merrily. It's like a family reunion: we've got a crew full of familiar faces from Ciao and The Outlaw Son, and it feels like everyone's just hanging out and having fun and just so happening to create some beautiful footage in the process.

Listening to some of the dialogue tonight gave me a serious case of deja vu; I'd almost forgotten that this film is based on a concept that James and I came up with years and years and years ago, back when I had really long hair and he was clean shaven and we were driving vans for a living. Turning to the entry of my journal dated November 8, 2000, I find that I wrote "My new script is finally picking up steam. It is about a girl who doesn't exist. How cool is that?" Not cool enough to finish, apparently. But now here it is, all this time later, going before cameras in an iteration many times removed and yet still ever so slightly the same. It's pretty neat.

Posted by David Lowery at July 28, 2007 11:58 PM


Terribly jealous am I. Now that I have a taste for working in groups.

Posted by: coop at July 29, 2007 10:46 PM