Los Angeles Times

Rebecca Miller

‘Maggie’s Plan’


“The very last scene of the movie — the one that had to work or the whole film would fail. We put the entire crew and most of the cast on ice. If Julianne Moore broke an arm, if the sun set before we were done, our goose was cooked.

“Just as the shadows grew long and the light changed, we came to the end of our shot list.

“The final close-up, of Greta Gerwig realizing at last that she is in love, was heartbreak­ing, and she was so lovely I could hardly bear it. And the minimal shots I had planned worked out, and the camera didn’t fall on the ice.

“Nothing bonds people like potential disaster.

“We now had the confidence to go on and make a film with a tough schedule.”

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