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  1. What is Cherry?
  2. What is "Making Cherry?"
  3. Why is the movie called Cherry?
  4. Do you anticipate annoying the defenders of womanhood's virtue?
  5. Will you use out-takes or omitted scenes in the end credits of the film?
  6. At what point did you decide to use the voice-over?
  7. What is the poem that Darcy reads in voice-over at the end of the film?

What is Cherry?

Cherry is an independent feature film, a romantic comedy, starring Shalom Harlow and directed and produced by Jon Glascoe and Joseph Pierson, co-founders of Cypress Films, an independent New York-based production company.

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What is "Making Cherry?"

"Making Cherry" is a web site that chronicled the making of a low budget independent feature film, while the film was being made. That film is Cherry.

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Why is the movie called Cherry?

Because Shalom Harlow is playing a 29 year old woman who has yet to experience carnal pleasures (at least of the mutual variety).  "Cherry" is also a term that means pristine, in excellent condition; e.g., "That Mustang is cherry!"  So, you see, it's not all about that carnal pleasure stuff.

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Do you anticipate annoying the defenders of womanhood's virtues?

You betcha.

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Will you use out-takes or omitted scenes in the end credits of the film?

We actually shot a series of ad-libs of the Customer (Matt Servitto) during his interview for "short term sex" with Leila that we're using during the end credits.  He is very funny.  And if we're ever lucky enough to do a DVD of the film, we'll load it up with missing scenes and out-takes.

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I realize Cherry is a long time ago to you guys now, so please feel free to ignore this question, but I've just watched the film again after reading the shooting script and I have a question about the editing process, which is... at what point did you decide to use the voiceover? I really like the way it works, especially the way it offsets the more saccharine side of Leila's character, and also the timing with the dialogue and the music, and I was surprised to find it wasn't in the shooting script.

Jon and I began to experiment with voice-over early in the picture editing process. While we are opposed on principle to tacked-on V.O. as a problem solver in post-production, we felt, as you observed, that Leila's sweetness needed a salty counterpoint. Darcy seemed like a natural choice.

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What is the poem that Darcy reads in voice-over at the end of the film?

The poem is by W. B. Yeats (1865–1939), from Responsibilities and Other Poems, 1916.

42. A Drinking Song

WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.

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