Monday, April 6, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009:

Today we recreated more moments from Ginsberg's life. Production designer Therese DePrez was able to fashion three very different apartments from various times of Allen's life in one apartment building! So Allen's 1950 coldwater flat, his 1955 San Francisco
apartment, his 1953 Denver back porch, and his 1957 East Village apartment were all just down the hall from each other!

While shooting the movie, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman were constantly grappling with the film's complex structure. After the first week of filming, they consulted with their editor Jake Pushinsky (editor of "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints"). Jake suggested creating additional material for Neal Cassady, so Rob and Jeffrey wrote two evocative new moments to capture Cassady's seemingly endless travels on the road and equally endless line of girlfriends. It's a much more kinetic and electric way of introducing Cassady into the film.

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