Saturday, October 18, 2008

Rachel, dishwashers, and Bob Fosse

Rachel Getting Married has a lot of great little stories about its origins and making. I mentioned the one about Paul Thomas Anderson being offered the part of the groom Sidney. Here's a second. The dishwasher-loading contest came to screenwriter Jenny Lumet from a disagreement from her childhood between her father Sidney and Bob Fosse. The two men got into an intense friendly disagreement about the proper way to load a dishwasher and took about an hour of fiddling around with different configurations.

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