June 23, 1996

We gathered all the actors we could for a reading of the script this morning. The script is sounding pretty good these days, but I wish we had more time to work on some of the line readings before shooting. I have this unreal goal of getting all the performances down pat before we go onto the set, which probably never happens.

I've more or less given up on the idea of having fun with the production, and am now setting my sights on surviving it. Not that things are hopelessly out of control, but I can't seem to bring my anxiety level into the comfort zone. I'm learning a lot about myself through this film, and not necessarily things I'm happy to find out....

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