I called in Dane to come and do some chemistry reads, which is what Hollywood does nowadays where you have two actors read together to see how their chemistry is. So I had Dane come in and about 12 other actors to read opposite him that day. And Emory Cohen came in, he was about the 8th of the day. And immediately there was this tension between them in the room. I gave them an ice-breaker question; who was their favorite actor? Emory said, “Well, I always liked Marlon Brando.” Dane said, “I always liked James Dean.” And they proceeded to argue about who was better, Marlon Brando or James Dean. I thought they had this definite connection and a chip on their shoulder for each other. And that was exactly the dynamic for the movie. The first scene I shot with them was the cafeteria scene. Ray Liotta came to visit me on set that day and he was just like, “Man, looks like you’ve got two real winners here.” - Derek Cianfrance
”We were doing Love You to Death, and we both got the Idaho script. We were driving in a car on Santa Monica Boulevard, probably on the way to a club, and we were talking really fast about the whole idea. We were excited. (…) We said ”O.K, I’ll do it if you do it, I won’t do it if you don’t”. We shook hands, ”that’s was it.”
We were innocent victims, once upon a time
Went hikin last weekend. Soda Peaks Lake, Oregon. Was frozen!
Sir Edward John Poynter, Cave of the Storm Nymphs, (1903)