“We finally cut it when Cate said we should”

The next day, Haynes went to the ocean and came back with a scene description that was less like an experimental film and more like one of those Lifetime movies. “I just dove into the waves and I came up in the sea and the sky was half-light and half-cloudy and it was just amazing,” he told me. He was elated. “I can take all the I don’t really get its now,” he went on.


now we’re like in clubs of one … three zillion million different tiny little clubs in our little internet world

NYT feature

Todd, the hair . . .

How did he finally win her [Cate Blanchett] over to the role? “We talked about hair a lot,” she said.


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