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Jonathan Demme on expectations

David Gane
David Gane

In an interview with the Parallax View, Jonathan Demme discusses Jenny Lumet's writing for "Rachel Getting Married":

What she cares about is truth of character, and having established this potential forest fire of predictable problems, she, yes, delivers catastrophe, catastrophic things happen, but they happen behind closed doors within the family and the wedding actually goes off quite well. So it amazed me that in refusing to deliver on our expectations, she delivers even more.

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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.