OFF TO LOCARNO and a note on Canadians
So I just booked tix for the Locarno film festival. Can’t wait – it’s playing in the huge plaza there and should be an amazing experience. Sophia is coming, along with Jack and Howard. Only downside is 14 hours of flying and I’m flight-phobic. Should be a blast.
Okay. So, just wanted to share a “Canada Moment”. Coming home from the stage in Halifax one day. (Probably after shooting the waterfall sequence – Jim, Sophia and Jack hanging from wires on a model cliff while thousands of gallons of water were plummeting down on them. Everyone game, even through a pink-eye scare.) So anyway, I’m at a red light, stopped. Decide it’s a killer time to make a phone call. Yap-yap on the cell phone, then I look up. Light’s green. Probably been green for a minute or two. I look in my rear-view mirror and there’s a line of cars behind me… and NO ONE HAS HONKED. Like they didn’t want to interrupt my phone call. In Los Angeles, I’d’ve been dead and buried. You’ve got three seconds to hit the gas or you’re in a shallow grave out in Joshua Tree. So… Canadians. Not too impatient. Not too violent. Nice folk.