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Lighthouses and my book in new movie

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Postby Keeper » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:39 pm


I just saw the new movie "Dan in Real Life" with Steve Carell. As you might know from the trailer, Point Judith Lighthouse in Rhode Island is prominently seen in the film. Plum Beach Light also makes a couple of brief appearances.

I was anxious to see it because I knew that the production people had bought a few copies of my book "The Lighthouses of Rhode Island" for the film. It turns out that the book is used in a scene where Carell meets Juliette Binoche in a bookstore. You see it pretty clearly, but not much is said about it.

I wasn't wild about the movie, but as a Steve Carell fan ("The Office" is my favorite TV show), it was cool seeing my book used in a scene.
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Postby Hersh » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:09 pm


That's awesome Jeremy!!! Once it comes out on DVD you should try to do a screen capture with the actors and your book on screen. I'd frame it!
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Postby Biggy » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:53 pm


^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^

That is too cool, Jeremy! Of all the movies out there ... And an actor is holding your book during a scene! That's just awesome.
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Postby Larry » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:39 pm


It must be a thrill simply to have a book published, but to have it displayed in a major motion picture is just too much. Congratulations.
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Postby Keeper » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:15 pm


The still linked to below is from the scene where the book is shown. Carell picks up a bunch of books as recommendations to Juliette Binoche, and shows each of them individually. If you look at the green hardcover book in front of them, my book is in the stack below it. You see it better than this in the movie, believe me!

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0480242/13672_13675R.jpg.html?path=gallery&path_key=0480242&seq=9
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Postby epona » Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:34 am


I rarely if ever go see a movie. However I am going to do my best to see this one while it is still around.

I have to see a movie if it has Point Judith in it.

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Postby Larry » Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:35 am


Keeper wrote:If you look at the green hardcover book in front of them, my book is in the stack below it.


Clear as day! :lol: You just saved me $8.50.
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Postby Keeper » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:04 pm


He actually holds it up in the movie. You see the cover, not just the spine. Of course, you can save $8.50 by going to the library or a bookstore to see the book instead.
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Postby Grover1 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:33 am


The moody, early autumn grayness of Rhode Island, with all its unmanned lighthouses, imperfect beaches and weatherbeaten storefronts, is the perfect setting for this film. Props to the filmmakers for selecting it.

From many, many newspaper's review (this one The Buffalo News) ... The last sentence could well apply to you, Jeremy ... Congratulations!
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Postby Keeper » Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:14 am


Are you saying that I'm imperfect and weatherbeaten?? I plead guilty.
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Postby epona » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:25 am


Who wants perfection? I was thinking as I walked the ocean after my morning work out.

In thinking this I looked up across I saw across the way Wood Island Lighthouse. It surprised me to see it. The coast of New England, ragged, unfinished and real.

Yes, Jeremy I would be honored to be called imperfect and weather-beaten? Of course the little I know of you, I would use the words,
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:14 pm


Jeremy, I always knew that you were just TOO cool!!!!! 8)

Congratulations on the bit of national exposure. :yay:
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