Thursday, June 2, 2011
In The Director's Chair: Catherine Hardwicke
Catherine: It was a very wild ride. You spend months trying to get a movie made and from the moment they said yes we had a very compacted, tight schedule. They cut a third of our schedule in post-production -- after we wrapped, they said, “it has to be out on this date!” We couldn’t even take a breath. It was one of the most exhausting things I’ve ever done – 110 hour work weeks just to get the movie finished. In a way, I never had time to take stock of what just happened. So I’m looking forward to watching the movie again and seeing it now that I have a little more time. Like every filmmaker I would have loved to have had more time to finesse it, live with it a bit more. I wish I could have, but there was a schedule I had to keep.