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Influential indie filmmaker resisted tendentious ‘Homicide’ rewrite
It didn’t change his mind. To this day, Mr. Stillman continues to insist that all of his characters must be believable people, first and foremost — even in a frequently goofy comedy like “Damsels in Distress.”
Miss Gerwig says the director “encouraged me and the other [female] actors to never play anything for comedy or judgment. Everything we were doing was sincere.”
It’s not just sincere. It’s downright nice — without being boring — in a way that’s unusual on the big screen.
Which may be why he’s so wary of discussing politics, a business that’s rarely sincere, civil or nice — quite unlike Mr. Stillman.
By John R. Bolton
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