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Behind the scenes of What We Got: DJ Spooky’s Journey to the Commons

Writing Retreat 2 began today

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My kind wife who understands the need to “get in the head” to do creative work gave me the weekend to work on the script again. It’s always tough to get there. I’ve been in the head for a good 4 hours now. I’ve eliminated a number of scenes, which is good. This film can’t do everything – a challenge given how huge the topic of the commons is. I figured out a scene that frames the commons argument for net neutrality in the context of a brief history of the internet. It’s a mashup of samples that tell the story. The mashup viewers see on screen will come off as created by DJ Spooky giving him a very active, interventionist scene. I think it will be the only fast-paced, highly edited mashup scene in the movie, actually. Interesting that I thought the entire film would work that way when I first started out. Anyway, tomorrow is for beginning the writing through of the scenes in acts 3 and 4. Every scene is in some state of done or undone, depending on your perspective.

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Written by Brad Lichtenstein

July 17, 2009 at 8:47 pm

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