今天讀到的消息：李安與 James Schamus 談《Taking Woodstock》
李安的新片《Taking Woodstock》在康城首映，反應好像有點平淡。但近年來的經驗告訴我，這類急不及待、十居其九都是為了要趕死線的所謂評論，準確繩度都惹人猜疑。讀 Showbiz Data 的報導，最有趣的是下列引述李安與他的拍檔監制及編劇 James Schamus 的說話：
Many of his scenes mimic the split-screen views of the festival goers presented in Michael Wadleigh's 1970 documentary. Lee said he used about 200 extras for those scenes and prepped them in what he called a "hippy camp." That, said Lee, was "the most challenging thing to do." Writer/producer James Schamus added that it was difficult casting young people today who looked like those in the documentary. "When you think about it, a generation of people who weren't fat, who weren't staring at themselves in the mirror all the time, and not shaving everything off down there, it captures the difference of 40 years right there."