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May 23, 2012

Titles

A few weeks ago, there was a flurry of discussion over the title of our film. Its current incarnation, which has been referred to, not inaccurately, as "difficult," "interesting" and "bound-to-be-changed," and which we've never been able to utter a single time without being asked to repeat it at least once, was deemed by higher parties as too idiomatic for foreign markets. This is true. In the interest of making a unified front prior to the film going public and the foreign rights marketed at Cannes, we attempted to come up with some new titles. They included:

Ruth Guthrie Shot Him Down

Knocked On Your Door At Dawn (With A Spark In My Heart)

Lawless 2

Carry My Bones Back Home

We're sticking with the original for now.

Posted by David Lowery at 5:08 PM

May 16, 2012

Approach

Today we are two months out from the first day of principal photography. There's a tentativeness to that outlook, to be sure, but it's growing less and less severe.

I'm working from home today, keeping quiet before heading to NY tomorrow. What I've been doing so far this morning is: watching the first scene of Inglourious Basterds to study the way it's shot, and the rest of the movie just because, reading Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing In America, reading last month's NY Magazine profile of Toni Morrison, writing 83 e-mails, making minor preparations for the music video we're probably going to do right before we move out of state for production, only taking one phone call (a drastic change of pace), not changing out of my PJs, drinking two cups of pour-over coffee and watching this video repeatedly:

I have done none of these things consecutively. It's taken all six of my waking hours thus far to accomplish every one of these things.

Posted by David Lowery at 3:22 PM