12.12.97     

Making Cherry

A Real Life Ongoing Soap Opera and Instruction Manual About the Making of a Movie Called "Cherry"
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Locations:
Production Office: Production Meeting at 3PM

Upstate: Actors and Directors return from  retreat

Principals:
Everyone, eventually
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What's Going On...

We're here, my dear. (Making Cherry is online)

Meanwhile, the actors are on secret retreat at a reputedly incredible old estate north of New York City, somewhere near the Tappan Zee Bridge.

They did not go alone, but rather followed Jon and Joseph and Kim, on what is billed not as a rehearsal (those start next Monday) but rather as a bonding session.

I'm told they will be bonding over a sumptuous buffet in a sprawling two-story Tudor mansion replete with indoor pool, tennis court, basketball court, 9-foot long-green pool table and 2 regulation bowling alleys. One wonders why we should expect to ever see the actors (or directors, for that matter) again.

Those of us not invited may take solace in the fact that it is cold and the roads are slick with melting snow and freezing rain. Conditions are hazardous.

Did I mention there is a squash court and sauna at the retreat?

Cherry Screen

Hey, that's us!

Making Cherry is about the making of a movie, that movie being Cherry, of course. As we round out the first week of reports from the production office, it seemed to me an appropriate time to describe where we're going with this thing.

Which means I'm starting to get a handle on what Making Cherry is: A kind of Real Life Ongoing Soap Opera and Instruction Manual about the Making of a Movie.

Over the next few weeks the links from the right side of the Making Cherry front page to each of the departments working on the film, will become active. On the Department Pages there will be a listing of the people who work in each department and in many cases links to their resumes or credit lists.

The Department Pages are a "Cast of Characters" for Making Cherry. As the production progreses they will also become a repository for all kinds of insider, up close information about filmmaking. Do you want to become a gaffer? By the time we're finished, I hope the Electric pages give you pretty good idea of what the job entails and how it works.

But it is the daily reports at the Making Cherry site that we hope will hook and hold you. Every weekday, and on some weekends, you’ll find daily stories about the making of the movie. Call it my diary.

Some of these items will be big, some small. Some will be important, some will be silly. All are meant to tell the story of the making of this movie, and the stories of the people who are making it.

Anyone who has worked on a movie, whose work experience has been forged in the crucible of production, if you will, can tell you it is an intense and exciting process. Friendships can be made, and just as easily broken, emotions run close to the surface and professional and personal pride are continually tested.

It's my goal, over the next three months, to convey that power and excitement to all who visit here at Making Cherry regularly. So check into the front page every day for the latest dispatch from Making Cherry.

And let us know how we’re doing. There is a mail link on every page, and we welcome questions and comments and challenges and anything else you can think of. Making a web page like this is kind of like telling a big ol’ story around a big ol’ fire, because everybody within earshot gets a chance to comment. And if you don’t keep it moving they will. So feel free. That’s why we’re here: To take a look at what goes into making a movie, an up-close down-in-the-dirt look at picture making.

And to amuse you.

Peter Kreutzer

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(c) 1997 Peter M. Kreutzer