Ah, the Doug Field scene. It was so hard to shoot this because we’d be in the middle of a good take, and some bystander would turn the corner, look directly at the camera, and awkwardly get out of the shot!
Freaks Nerds & Romantics - Clip #8 “Quarter-Life Crisis”.
Jim Shearer’s character Doug Field is based on my boss when I interned at The Metro Channel’s in the early 2000’s. Young, cool and a little bit dorky - Lucy (Jamie Frevele) looks to Doug for guidance while she writes her article of which the movie is named after.
“The quintessential quarter-life crisis”. This evolved into what ultimately became the main theme of the movie. “Now they’ve got to figure out - what can I keep? what can I get rid of? and grow up.”
This scene was added in the script when Lucy’s character was changed to become the glue that linked the movie together. While filming the movie, punk legend Joe Strummer of The Clash had passed away. This mural by graffiti artist Zephyr and Dr. Revolt was created in the Spring of 2003. It can be found on the wall of the Niagara Bar on Avenue A in the East Village.
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