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So, five readers, there were many visitors to this humble space after Wednesday’s screening of “Spousal Privilege” aka Episode 8 Season 16 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. But I suspect that traffic will subside now.
The evening was incredibly fun. I was fortunate to have my long-time cinematographer partner Matthew R Blute host a viewing party at his house. We conducted a live “Q&A” that would happen during commercial breaks, where I answered questions or told tales of the scenes that just were shot or stories from the production. The party was a mix of collaborators, filmmakers, and people who are friends but not in the film or TV industry. It was a blast.
What I didn’t prepare for was the outpouring of nice things people said on social media and the like. For example:
And, this article from the New York Observer which feels like I asked someone to write it for me. I’ll pull quote below:
First time SVU director Sharat Raju certainly proved that he knew just how to tell this highly charged, yet intimate, story. Also remarkable was his clear collaboration with editor Karen Stern on the Rollins/Amaro scene. The two exhibited strong creative choices that made the exchange between the two gripping, tense and utterly believable. Watch it again and you’ll see what I mean. This scene is a stellar combination of writing, acting, direction and editing.