I don’t know what it is, but I find the production journals – in this case, it’s more pre-production than production – of director’s fascinating. Especially when they’re as candid and open as this.
Tag Archives: Driving Miss Daisy
Screenplay by Ted Tally, based on the novel by Thomas Harris
Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins
It’s somewhat funny that, as I work myself through this project, I’ve described various Best Picture winners as ‘perhaps the darkest Best Picture winner ever,’ or some sentiment along those lines. I’ve said this about Oliver!, I’m sure I said it about The Lost Weekend, and if I didn’t say it about Platoon, I don’t know why. The reason this is funny is that, there can truly only be one film to hold the title of ‘darkest Best Picture’, and with all due respect to those other films that I might have tried to include in the race, the reality is that The Silence of the Lambs is easily the darkest of the Best Picture winners ever, hands down. Continue reading