About a year and a half ago, I got a call from a prop manager asking for some Clairefontaine notebooks for a movie that was being filmed in New York. I can’t remember if the director liked them, or one of the actors, or one of the characters in the movie (or a mix of the two), but we were all enthused and prepared some classic clothbound and spiral notebooks. Somone from the film company came and picked them up the next day. Like magic dust, when we do get a product call, a little of the glamour and excitment of the movies infuses the office.
The title of the film was “Keep The Lights On,” and it was a love story between two men–a filmmaker and a closeted lawyer who becomes a drug addict. The film is the fictionalized story of Bill Clegg, who wrote about his struggle with crack in his book, “Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man,” and Ira Sachs, the director of the film. You can see a trailer here.
The film opened in New York and Los Angeles on September 7, 2012, and is now playing in my favorite NYC theater, the Angelika.
Let me know if you spot any of the notebooks!