Photos from my Set Visit to GEOGRAPHY CLUB: the Movie
So a year ago last June, I flew down to Los Angeles for four days to watch the filming of Geography Club, the movie based on my book (to be released on November 15th, 2013, in select theaters and on video on demand).
The most interesting thing I saw was the football stadium scene. In the book, it’s the scene where Russel joins the baseball team to be closer to Kevin, and he ends up sort of accidentally hitting a homerun. The producers of the movie decided football would be more cinematic, so they changed sports. And sure enough, the resulting scene is spectacular — one of the best in the whole movie.
As I watched them film it, I couldn’t help but feel a little bit like how the Egyptian pharaohs must have felt watching them build the pyramids. There were over a thousand extras! There was a marching band, two football teams, two cheerleading squads, and about a zillion crew members. All to film a movie version of this little book I cranked out almost fifteen years ago? If I’d known everyone was going to make such a fuss, I think I would have worked on it a lot longer!
Anyway, here are the pictures I took.