September 29, 2011Working on the last layouts for our November-December issue. Our Westerns Editor, Henry Cabot Beck scored an interview with the director of Blackthorn, Mateo Gil, who lives in Madrid, Spain. As mentioned, Mateo tells us they filmed a very clever final scene but pulled it at the last minute because they deemed it "too jokey."
The hand written notes are mine. I'm getting old: left off a "the" in the second sentence. I also left our office bathroom key in the bathroom. Hung it up on the coat hanger on the door in the bathroom, instead of hanging it up on the coat hanger on the front door to the office. Spacy? Or simply early oblivion?
The deleted scene is described in the lower right corner (if you can read it). If you can't quite see it, I'll give you a better peek at it after everyone here has seen the movie. It really makes me question changes. We think we are making it better, but sometimes I wonder. The older I get the more I think our original ideas are best and that changing them to improve on them (genius is sometimes described as knowing what to leave out) is often a giant mistake. Gee, I wonder what ol' Ameiia has to say about this?
"All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves."
—Amelia E. Barr