Friday, September 28, 2007

Imagined Film: The Birthday Edition

What if we were to organize a film shoot strictly around who was born on a certain day-- today, for instance?

Here's a list of candidates who share Sept. 28 as their birthday (according to IMDb):


Naomi Watts...



Jeffrey Jones...


Hilary Duff...


Janeane Garofalo...


Mira Sorvino...


And writer-director John Sayles...

What kind of film might these talents share? A postmodern, conspiracy theory bubblegum musical? A romantic comedy involvng marital strife and talking ducks? A Bogosian-style tale of a radio DJ with split personalities, who desperately wants to star in a movie with Chad Michael Murray? To pardon the astrological pun, what do their star personas bring to the proceedings? What would it mean to organize moviemaking around chance, cosmology and the accidents of birth?

1 comment:

digital_sextant said...

This is my favorite exercise yet. I haven't time to interact right now, but I will...