Brian Graden at MTV, our boss at the time, specifically challenged us by saying, ‘ owns that space with the confessional.
Can you guys come up with a show where you can tell the narrative without doing that?
However, as it turns out, are alive with the sound of musings, since numerous stories celebrating the series’ 10th anniversary have emerged since R29 spoke with the show’s producers. The producers refer to all of the cast members by their first names — and you’ll know exactly who they’re talking about — which is just one sign of how familiar they remain, even 10 years later.
In the interest of truth and time indeed telling all, let the following interviews —which have been condensed from separate conversations with the minds behind — finally offer some definitive answers about how producers carefully sculpted the show into a finely tuned simulacra of the various cast members’ real lives during that time period.
One, it makes it really steady, and you can hold a shot close up on someone’s face, and really notice the smaller expressions.
Two, if the cameras are far away, then the cast feels that they have some privacy, and they can pretty much forget about the camera because it’s all the way across the restaurant.
Natasha actually became a good friend and a friend of the show, and she came back and did a slowed-down a cappella version for the finale, which was so nice.” Back to the addictive drama that unfolded in the glittering lights and darkened nightclubs (Les Deux! ) of Hollywood on was, could we tell a reality story without using the techniques of documentary, and particularly confessional interviews?“We had originally chosen a different song,” Di Vello said.“In the pilot, we had the Kelly Clarkson song where she’s going through a million doors. note: “Breakaway.”] But we couldn’t get it cleared, so we were scrambling around looking for a replacement.That’s when we went back and shot the whole first scene of Lauren walking on the beach, and we had that voice-over over it where she said, ‘This was the best year of my life, the last year in high school,’ or whatever. It was initially going to be a straight ensemble, not Lauren’s point of view, but doing that gave the whole show a focus, and made it clearer and easier for us to not have confessionals or interviews.It all started with or any shows like that, so it was like, ‘Let’s take those out and make it feel like it’s a scripted series, but having the kids create the dialogue, and we’ll edit it together to make it make sense.’ It was very difficult in the beginning…