Date created: April 2010
Release date 2001
Duration 111 min
Producer(s) Rob Cowan, Stephen P. Dunn, Linda Goldstein Knowlton...more
Director(s) Lasse Hallström...more
Writer(s) Annie Proulx, Robert Nelson Jacobs...more
Cast Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench...more
[reading the newspaper] This is from the "News of you Neighbors" column. "The pole on the corner of Main and West Streets has a sign on it that says it's illegal to place anything on that pole. We see the postman has landed in the clink for throwing the mail in Killick-Claw Harbor. He said he had too much to deliver and the folks could just take a dip and help themselves. Guess it helps if you can swim."
This is professional stuff. How am I supposed to write this?
[delivering a eulogy at Jack's wake] Jack is ... Jack is all right now. You all know ... we are only passing by. We walk over these stones a few times. Our boats ... sail for a little while on the waves and then they have to sink. Jack knew that, better than anyone. Right, Jack?
It's finding the center of your story, the beating heart of it, that's what makes a reporter. You have to start by making up some headlines. You know: short, punchy, dramatic headlines. Now, have a look, what do you see? [Points at dark clouds at the horizon]
Tell me the headline.
Horizon Fills With Dark Clouds?
Imminent Storm Threatens Village.
But what if no storm comes?
Village Spared From Deadly Storm.