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  • I want to make a film one day, on the road in the American Deep South. I know, I know... everybody wants to make an American Deep South road-trip movie. That's the whole point of cinema, isn't it?

    Jenna laughs. My script, she says, is less 'Deep South' and more 'to the left of the Midwest'. She's from Oregon and finds it funny that I'm writing about somewhere I've never actually been.

    Jenna! Does she think Shakespeare ever actually went to Venice?!

    She just laughs harder — I'm comparing myself to Shakespeare again. Then she finishes her coffee, takes my pen, and draws a map of America on a paper napkin.
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