“I would like to do a quartet of Sacramento films,” she said on the podcast, explaining that she’s aiming at that number specifically because of Ferrante’s four-part book series, the Neapolitan novels. “She wrote these four books that took place mainly in Naples,” Gerwig continued. “They’re so great and I thought, ‘Oh, I’d like to do that.’”
Lady Bird only explored one aspect of Gerwig’s beloved hometown, she said, but “there’s still lots of different parts of Sacramento that I’d like to explore, too. I feel like I have the privilege of being from a place, and I’m really from that place. My family’s still there, and my friends are still there. I feel like I can actually speak to it with some feeling.”
Look, when you’ve struck gold once, it doesn’t make sense to move on to anything else. You have to keep digging and get all of that sweet delicious gold, babyyy. Greta Gerwig knocked it out of the park with Lady Bird and she plans to go back to the well for four more movies taking place in the lost city of Sacramento.
Lady Bird was one of my favorite movies of 2017 and it’s the only movie that can win Best Picture over Get Out that won’t make me burn Hollywood down to the ground. Seriously, if Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri or The Post wins Best Picture, I’m kidnapping someone from the Academy and torturing them with a smile on my face like Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs cutting off ears and shit.
Greta Gerwig appears to be going down the Richard Linklater path where you make a bunch of movies taking place in one small town that are all ‘spiritual sequels’ of your most popular film over and over again or you quietly make a film trilogy about one couple and no one ever sees any of those movies.
I’m all in on whatever Greta Gerwig makes next. I have zero interest in anything involving Sacramento unless it’s a documentary about Jason ‘White Chocolate’ Williams dominating the NBA in 1999 but she’s so good at making relatable characters that I might be relocating Deadseriousness HQ to Southside Park by the time she finishes all of these films.
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