When working on a creative project like this, I become so emotionally invested that it’s hard to be objective. Good news flies me to the stars. Bad news sinks me to the bottom of the ocean. To spare you from the boring details on how each of these events warmed or broke my heart, I’ve decided to make a list. Just the facts, nice and tidy.
A thought on passion. It is such an important part of diving into creative projects. Why else would you commit to something that will take up your time and your energy (and probably your money and sanity) with a low chance of any reward? We had three people who were passionate about making this film. Fantastic.
But while passion is important, it’s only part of what you need.
Curtains is the story of four women in their 50s and 60s (Mae, Charlotte, Patty and Delores) who come together one stormy evening to play poker, share stories of their days as circus performers, and remember a dear friend. Through their conversation over an ordinary poker game we learn of their extraordinary lives.
When the charismatic evangelical preacher Sonny Dewey commits a terrible crime he is forced to flee the community he has built and to go into hiding under an assumed name. But Sunny’s got “preacher” in his DNA and cannot stay in the shadows for long.
Behind the good looks (People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2006) and roles in some pretty fluffy films, George Clooney has proven himself to be an actor of skill and substance (Syriana, Up in the Air, The Descendants). His work in Good Night and Good Luck demonstrates that he also has some pretty fine chops as a director.