Say Something: notes on making a romantic comedy
"ADAM spreads the blanket on the ground and COURTNEY lies down on her back. ADAM lies beside her, with his feet facing the opposite way. Both of them gaze upwards. The camera is directly above them, and they are illuminated by a full moon. Music can be heard faintly in the background. The boy looks at the girl who is still gazing at the stars.
ADAM: I changed my mind.
COURTNEY looks at him, then back at the sky.
COURTNEY: Do you think they move?
ADAM is confused.
COURTNEY: The stars, do you think they’re moving? Oh, I don’t know...
COURTNEY: I think they are.
ADAM: So? So, what?
ADAM: I said I changed my mind. I realized how perfect you are for me.
COURTNEY: I know, I heard you...
There is a long pause. A guy with a boombox walks by in the background.
ADAM: Say something...
COURTNEY: I want to get back together too."
This weekend, the class will attempt to shoot the formal dance scene on Saturday (with an actual dance arranged for extras), the scene involving two parents, the dining room scene, and this star-lit scene on Sunday. They could really use a crane for that last shot.
I look forward to the dailies on Monday.