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  • I saw that the wonderful actor Paul Sorvino passed away at 83. Loved having him in my movie DETOURS and he was a real pleasure to work with.

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    Ah, these guys, who we have seen dozens of times, here and there, real pros, enriching everything. It must have been especially sad for you, Mara, having known the guy.
    mlesemann
    mlesemann
    It was very sad indeed. He was a pleasure to work with, very kind with the cast and crew, and generous with his time to take photos with people both on the production team or who simply recognized him as they walked by the set.
    Nate North
    Nate North
    Even in a role, he always came off as the kind of person that would be really nice in real life. It's really impressive that your work attracted a legendary actor of this caliber. Sorry to see him go, definitely one of a kind.
    We watched episode 7 of The Offer last night, "The Producer." I LOVED the fight between the DP character (Gordon Willis) and director Francis Ford Coppola. The director was screaming that the DP was ruining everything by not leaving enough room for the actors to move around. The DP screamed that he could just put up a single floodlight, if that would make him happy. :)
    We watched "Barry" season 3, episode 3 ("All the Sauce") last night and the scene with the detonator & tech support was one of my favorite things in a long time. Absolutely hysterical and totally relatable.
    Nate North
    Nate North
    That was some great writing! "It sounds like we got it fixed, is there anything else we can help you with?" I also liked - "who do you think should be the next spiderman?" response "I don't know, Ben Mendelsohn"
    mlesemann
    mlesemann
    Yup! Absolutely.
    Happiness is finding out that one of your actors got nominated for a TONY award this week! One of the great things about making indie movies in the NYC area is the access to wonderful theater actors, Deirdre O'Connell was in our DETOURS cast & was nominated for Best Actress for her one woman show Dana H. She also was truly a pleasure to work with. Didi 1.png :)
    Both of my features - DETOURS and Surviving Family - are now available to stream free worldwide (except People's Republic of China, apparently) on Plex. And that makes me happy :)
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    Finishing the outline for a feature screenplay - first time I've been hired to write a horror. I'm enjoying it more than I expected :)
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    mlesemann
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    The Holiday is one of my favorite movies, even though in some ways it's 2 movies stapled together :)
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    That's what I like about "The Holiday," the contrasts and similarities between the two women. Meyers perspective make it fresh. And that's what appeals to me.

    My favorite love story, however, is the one between Iris and Arthur, who helps her to heal, then she in turn helps to heal Arthur.
    mlesemann
    mlesemann
    Yes! Absolutely - the love story between Iris & Arthur is wonderful, especially since I've always liked Eli Wallach.
    I'm really tickled that my friend Tara Westwood stars in The Grudge re-boot, out this weekend. She was great in a supporting role in my 1st feature, Surviving Family, & both starred in & produced Detours with me.
    I ghost-write a lot of stuff, and rarely know what (if anything) happens once I finish my part of the project. But yesterday I got to see - via private link - a short that was made from a script that I wrote. It was lovely and made me damn happy. I even got a "script advisor" credit, which was an unexpected (nice) surprise.
    I was on Youtube today, and I stumbled upon the trailer for "Surviving Family". Looks great!
    Nate North
    Nate North
    I took the time to watch Detours last night. You did a great job with the script, and I saw a lot of intelligence and creativity in your work. Congratulations on your success!
    mlesemann
    mlesemann
    Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to watch and your kind words.
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