For those of you following the filming of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (for better or for worse), yesterdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Post-Gazette has a new interview with director Rawson Marshall Thurber, who expounds on his love for ChabonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 1988 novel as well as his admiration for the city itself:
“I was blown away by how beautiful [Pittsburgh] is. I didn’t realize it’s as hilly as it is, as green as it is, and in the film, I’ve been hoping or trying to go for this Edward Hopper vibe, both from a compositional standpoint and a color palette standpoint, and Pittsburgh just lends itself to that,” with its brick buildings and many bridges.
For more of Thurber’s thoughts on Pittsburgh, Sienna scandals, and movie-making in general, you can read the entire interview here. The P-G reports that filming will wrap this Friday, October 20.
OFF TOPIC BUT IMPORTANT. . .
On April 17, 2006, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board decided: "It's time for an unapologetic Preston to go!"
On October 13, 2006, Joe Preston continued to demonstrate a lack of remorse telling the editorial board that he, in fact, will not return the pay raise.
It's this simple: Mr. Preston is one of the lone symbols of this controversy who still believes a nod-nod, wink-wink from the Governor, local political leaders and the media can protect him from any further public ridicule.
In short, Mr. Preston has recently demonstrated unprecedented arrogance suggesting an attitude and confidence that are embarrassing.
Todd Elliott Koger For State Representative District 24
zoe kentucky says
I love this book and was looking forward to it– but now I'm not too sure, the director took far too many liberties and totally rearranged the story.
In the interview Thurber gives a totally b.s. answer about why he stripped all gay content– as well as the main gay character– from the film and turned it into a totally straight story.
I concur with ZoeKentucky… Please do NOT see this film!!
If you want to read the screenplay, I have a copy.
email me: bechstein[at]yahoo.com