American Honey: a lesson in creative casting and Shia Labeouf’s rat-tail

After discovering that most of the films we’d been watching lately for our Saturday movie night were by A24 films, my friends and I decided to check out what other weirdness atop Ladybird and The Lobster we could find, and so our adventure began with American Honey. Knowing Shia Labeouf was cast in a leading …

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The Linguist (Scene 11)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [outside the lawyer’s office; RODGER, REESE, NELL, and WILL stand outside the closed door] RODGER:     Whatever you hear in there, we’ll work through this. Everything’s gonna be fine. REESE:     I know...now. [RODGER and REESE embrace] NELL:     You don’t have to wait for me. WILL:     I want to. I want to …

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The Linguist (Scene 10)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [inside Abbott estate; NELL, WILL, REESE, RODGER, ELIZA, NORAH, and CYNTHIA are playing a heated game of charades; RODGER is miming reeling in a huge fish] REESE:     Oh, that movie you love so much with Ewan McGregor… NORAH:     The one where he works at the circus? WILL:     BIG FISH! RODGER: …

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The Linguist (Scene 6)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [outside Abbott estate; NELL enters, fuming] NELL:     [muttering]     William Farris working here? As a gardener? The football player, the half-back, number 47, scored two touchdowns in the championship against the Barrow Bulldoggs during his senior year, scouted by representatives from Harvard and Yale? Six foot three with dark hair, tan …

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The Linguist (Scene 4)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [inside Abbott estate; REESE, ELIZA, NORAH, and CYNTHIA enter] CYNTHIA:     [to NORAH]     Look how long your hair has gotten! And you, Eliza, you’re so tall! At the rate you’re growing, you could be a model! REESE:     Mother! Eliza is going to college, not— ELIZA:     You really think so? I mean, …

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