Just two weeks before kick-off and still no Doug but the crew’s getting bigger day by day. We’ve hired the costume department, the DP, an AD and the Production Designer and they’ve all quizzed and caught me out. They all see the script from their own perspective and it’s fascinating to watch them fixating on details that will be but mere pixels in the finished ‘work’ but which irrevocably create the atmosphere in which our actors will bring their parts to life. I feel overwhelmed by all these details. I remember a story John, who co-wrote Private Investigations, told me. He was directing his second movie and bumped into Francis Ford Coppola one day. John asked the bearded one for a word of directorial advice and FFC replied: “If you’re not constantly terrified, feeling sick with worry and unable to eat or sleep, then you’re not trying hard enough.”
Oh well, I must be doing OK then.