Adventure: GOLDFISH – Trapped like Paul Sheldon

I broke my foot.It’s just like MISERY, except it’s GOLDFISH.   I really struggled on “a bad sprain” for 17 days until the ER realized it was in fact a fracture. In the cutting room, we have GOLDFISH down to ninety eight minutes. And if you dont count the credits, it’s only ninety six…  That’s …

Adventure: GOLDFISH – Hemming weighs in.

I always say that cutting film is a lot like a highly modified or constrained form of writing. “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” –Ernest Hemingway Back to the salt mines. Also, I am showing the 2hr cut to Sound Director Joshua Hemming this week.

Adventure: GOLDFISH – No Verna Fields

It was a dream of mine to work with an editor on GOLDFISH; editing is my favorite part of working on a production, and I always dream of working with a skilled editor, from whom I learn many Jedi secrets and techniques. So often, I think of Steven Spielberg at Verna Fields’ shoulder, watching JAWS …

Adventure: GOLDFISH: Never Work With Animals* (*Animals Are People And People Are Animals)

As you know:  Rule Number One in cinema is: Never work with animals (or children) We really got lucky finding Maverick.  The only person who has even glimpsed at the footage is the casting director (Justin Chatwin):  “You should make it, ‘Starring Maverick,” he commented.  Well, James Morley has too much screen time to be …

Adventure: GOLDFISH – It’s a sign

I don’t know why I put the hours and energy into this, but I guess it’s a kind of working The Secret, and declaring intention and goals.  Also, it was a great excuse to get up and away from the desk and stretch my legs.   It didn’t come out quite the way I wanted, …