Sometimes the muse wants what the muse wants. The pic on the left is a still frame of They All Laughed , shot by Robby Müller and directed by Peter Bogdanovich. It’s from the first day of shoots on the film – and Robby reminded Peter a few years ago that Peter had lit this shot himself. It was shot at the The Algonquin Hotel in NYC, and he used a frame of the film from this location as the coverimage for his 1984 book The Killing of Unicorn, about Dorothy Stratten. When I arrived in NYC to shoot Peter filming his new film She's Funny That Way (his first from an original script of his own, written by Bogdanovich and Louise Stratten, since They All Laughed) the cab dropped me off across the street from the Algonquin, and I jumped out , stood on the sidewalk and caught the shots of Peter and Louise that we end the movie with. Later in the day, we went back and i snapped this portrait of them. To say the Algonquin figured into things is an understatement. When Brett Ratner hired the amazing folks at Mondo to create a poster for www.onedaysinceyesterday.c
om, artist Rory Kurtz Illustration came up with this (without knowing where the last shot of One Day Since Yesterday was filmed, without knowing PB had lit this shot of Dorothy himself, he just created this.) Sometimes one is just ‘along for the ride’. Sometimes the muse just wants what the muse wants.
-bill teck, at The Algonquin Hotel.