Today was another day with the Triumvirate of Power (That’s me, Ed and June.) Why? I’ll give you 3 guesses…That’s right! MONTAGE! Just kidding. We only got one montage shot – which unintentionally included a sleeping homeless man. When you watch the film if you look really closely you’ll see him sleeping in front of the library – though honestly I didn’t notice him until I was right next to him. He’s a hobo man with a penchant for camouflage.
June was only with us for a minute in the morning, then for the majority of the shoot, Ed and I spent the day filming Ed’s homage to “The Graduate.” Most of you, my few but faithful readers, have probably never seen the film because it has an “R” rating. It’s something of a classic in cinematic circles - it was nominated for something like 7 oscars and is on several "best movie" kind of lists (though to be honest I didn’t care for it). There’s a fairly iconic sequence at the end of the film where Dustin Hoffman’s character goes to the church where Kathrine Ross’s character is getting married to try and stop the happy nuptials. We drove out to Laverne (I know!) where the church sits to get some similar footage for our film. This particular church has been used for several films, and this sequence has been parodied in at least one film that I know of (Wayne’s World). The shots we were mirroring involved me running down the sidewalk up to the church. Mother Nature decided today would be a good day to bump the temperatures back up to infernal levels, so I had some fun doing that – sarcasm.
Incidentally to get to Laverne from LA you have to drive through San Dimas. I was tempted to yell out “Wyld Stallyns!” and rock out on my air guitar, but I refrained.
We ended the day by jumping on a bus filled with Asians, getting off two stops later and walking back to the car.
Lunch: In-N-Out. I asked for a shake in place of a drink with my meal. The cashier asked what flavor. I said, “Surprise Me.” She gave me Neapolitan.
Wrap Time: 2:00ish.