Monday, November 17, 2003
I think as the writer of the voice over I find it hard to consider how I would feel in the face of my parent's death. I wrote the screenplay because it is the worst thing I could imagine happening to a child. What if helping others, helping Vicki, was part of Alice's own spiritual development? Mostly people don't miss the scene with Alice and Vicki by the lake, but now I have to ask myself-what are the beats in Alice's self recovery or her spiritual awakening? This is a concept that I love for the film. And it is more important to the voice over than explaining her attitude towards Melissa (that just because they are both black in a white environment doesn't mean they are going to be fast friends).
Friday, September 26, 2003
I had some peace (finally) watching Devotion (the June 25th cut). There are a few details left to change. I still have to send the film out to lots of people, but I've started to and as of yesterday I feel good about the picture cut. I wish it was done but I'm satisfied with it for the first time. The opening sequence is much better only now the titles need to be done also.
Friday, June 13, 2003
It’s Friday the 13th A lucky day right? I’m working on Devotion, trying to smooth out the rough spots. Now we’re working on the transition between the library scene where the kids talk about their speeches and the scene where Ms. A. apologzies to Alice for breaking her promise, and criticizing her father.