Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Blogging City Island, part III

I'm really enjoying the installments of Blogging "City Island" that are being published on Salon. Writer/Director Raymond De Felitta, walks through the experience of making the upcoming moive City Island. In the latest episode, the movie project loses momentum when the attached actor walks, he goes off to direct another movie, but comes back determined to turn the project around:
And that's just what happened. Of course, "turnaround" in Hollywood-speak means: We no longer want to continue with your project. My producers had passed up renewing the option on the script. I had to start all over again.

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