Iím from NYC. The 50ís
were bad. I got reborn in the 60ís. I left the states at the end
of the 70ís. Iíve been living around, mostly based in Paris, and
I make movies.
Throughout this life youíve
been one of the voices in my head. Weíve walked together through
a history, for better or worse. I like Time Out Of Mind a lot. Maybe
you are talking about someone, her, but what I hear (my story) is
that love gone wrong, or gone just the way itís gone, is Am*r*c*,
the USA dream, is just us trying to navigate the river. Love sick.
Iíd like to make a movie
with you. Not a movie about you, not a documentary or a report,
but the two of us, make a movie together over a period of time:
pieces of this and that, scenes you imagine and I imagine, try to
piece something together that is as rich and varied, as clear and
vague as the trip itself has been. A movie that works like a dream
or a vision, large enough to put anything we want inside it, another
kind of river.
I have no idea how to
approach you. People say itís hard. Iím not comfortable with the
star thing, and I donít know anything about it. Iím not going through
your agent or writing a proposal or something like that. So all
I can propose is the obvious: If youíd like to see some of my movies,
I can arrange it. Or if youíd like to meet somewhere to talk, I
can be there. Just let me know. Iíd do a lot to make this film happen,
but I canít do the hollywood thing. Please understand, thereís no
lack of respect or empathy here, itís just how it is, old dogs/new
tricks, thereís no point in pretending.
14 Rue Michel Chasles
75012 Paris, France
(33)-1-4485-7964 (phone & fax)
Iím sending this letter
on to a friend mine in Berkeley. He’s someone who would be
working on this film.