Monday, February 22, 2010

Blogging "City Island" has another installment from Raymond De Felitta, the writer/director of the upcoming City Island, on his experiences in getting the film made. In the latest installment, he writes about casting problems, and how getting the first thing you ask for can sometimes be a problem:
Ultimately, though, I began to sense that the problem was one of expectations. You see, nobody really expects the first person you offer a movie to take it. Once Michael said yes, I think my producers began to wonder along these lines: "If the first guy who we tried loves it, maybe we can get..." And the names start swirling about: De Niro! Bruce Willis! John Travolta! You name it.
It's interesting to read through to the - totally expected - conclusion.

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