13 Jul 2010


They often have us do ten or twelve takes on a shot like this. Nobody can ever tell for sure just what food will look the best. They use a stand-in, sometimes, while I get the arc and the speed right. Once I do, I have a lot of options: I can make those motion lines look like sweat, like an idea, like an innuendo, whatever. The main guy once said it was like noblesse oblige.

I like doing a lot of takes once I get in that groove, once I perform. It’s sort of an event metonymy. Each moment standing for the last, each moment without place, like a bowl of those gummi worms those guys are always eating on set.

Published on 13 Jul 2010