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D i r e c t o r ' s N o t e s
SCENE BY SCENE ANALYSIS
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Now, I think I better take this scene apart a bit. First of all, you invite a vampire in to your home, you're asking for trouble. Mistake number one. He realizes his mistake too late, and pulls the gun on her. Now, she kisses him. I knew I wanted her to be a villain, sympathetic, but nevertheless a villain. She hypnotizes Ridley. I hope you got that, that's why she kisses him. Rachel always complained about a few things with this scene, and they are obvious. In the end I decided to keep the scene intact, although I'm still contemplating making a special cut for her parents--
I knew I wanted a burst of evil sexuality from Jessica in this scene that the audience would take by complete surprise. I wanted it to be unexpected. Because the "evil" isn't real. David comes in and points that out. I knew that with the next scene, the audience would be confused--just like Ridley. You're not sure whether or not to trust her.
NO THEY ARE NOT HAVING SEX ON THE POOL TABLE, but she is messing with his head like nobody's business. She has dominated him, and she is in the position of female dominance up there. It's up to you as the viewer to figure out what she does exactly to cause him physical pain.
If anyone hasn't figured this out already, Ridley doesn't kill her because he loves her.
Penn, in some ways, is this wall for me. It has no film department to speak of, and I considered transferring because of it. But I stayed here. The Kelly Writer's House has been a godsend for me. Every movie I make, from now on, gets it's first showing there.
That kid would probably give me a smart remark or something if I told him what I thought. I've had a lot of people tell me this would never happen. Well, here I am, talking about the flick I made to you guys. Don't let idiots with no passion get in the way of your dreams. Prove them wrong. I did.
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