Author Archives: Jacqueline Goss

About Jacqueline Goss

filmmaker, teacher

what it’s like to watch the film now

My favorite scenes are the ones that are different depending on the projector and sound system.  Sometimes you hear the wild natural flange that’s there in  the “foggy day” scene, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes Dani’s red jacket looks kind of … Continue reading

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picky film

Realizing I made a picky film.  It doesn’t do well with poor projection or mediocre sound. Too much is liminal.  The Mead screening was at Museum of Natural History — a place that is always charmingly out-of-date — but the … Continue reading

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dialogue

A programmer asked me why I didn’t have dialogue in the film (a film about isolation!).  I told him that originally the character had a pet monkey/sidekick that she talked to, but the mountain proved too cold for the monkey … Continue reading

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Later

Now that the movie is fully cooked and out of my hands, I’m surprised by how long it took me to understand everything that was superfluous and could come out if it. There as one shot (a shot of a … Continue reading

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notes while editing 2011

Things that I learned while editing: My dear (facebook) friend Monte Hellman says “Perfection is not when you’ve added everything you can add, but when you’ve taken away everything you can take away.”  I keep thinking I’m done taking away, … Continue reading

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production notes oct 2009-2010

November 1, 2009 Have been thinking that the movie should be about the way this mountain changes from summer to winter, from tourist destination to extremely isolating environment. And the steadfastness of the observers against that change. Have been reading … Continue reading

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origins of project

Monday October 12, 2009 Rode Cog Railway to the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire on Columbus Day. It’s a lovely fall day in the Valley below — sunny and temperate.  But as the train works its way up … Continue reading

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