23 April 2004This is during a moment when the film could go either way. Marie-Catille is his producers and she's been something of a nightmare to deal with and because they're not really communicating the project could collapse at any minute. But I think he sense there's an inevitability that something will happen and that its beyond his control.
Read Hamlet - a man caught betwixt and between if ever there was one. His penultimate thoughts fir perfectly:
If it be now, 'tis not to come;5.30pm call from Marie-Catille. The film is fully financed and start shooting on 7 June! Levitated.
If it be not now, yet it will come; the readiness is all.
Since no man knows aught of what he leaves,
What is't to leave betimes?
Then today, watching Martin Scorsese's The Departed I noticed this during a sting operations:
INT. COMMAND CENTER. CONTINUOUSI'm not sure that the sense is thematically keyed into the scene -- but it is part of a screenplay that's replete with Shakespearean allusions both in the dialogue in the whole sense of the story. Without hopefully spoiling anything it seems to run the flip side of a problem play -- instead of slipping from tragedy to comedy, the film flows inextricably the other way.
COLIN turns away from the activity.
Oh, my friends are still coming.
COLIN sees QUEENAN staring at him.
We'll just say lunch tomorrow. All right, bye.
COLIN ends the call. QUEENAN is there.
The readiness is all. You know the players, call the game.
Thank you, Captain.
He gives him the clipboard, Colin goes to the work area.