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“I wanted to make something set in Sacramento, because I am from Sacramento and I love it. I had the idea of wanting to make a love story between a mother and a daughter, but the line I actually started with was the moment in college when someone says, ‘Where are you from?’ and she says, ‘Sacramento.’ And they [not understanding here] say, ‘Where were you from?’ and she says, ‘San Francisco.’ And that was actually the first thing I wrote for [Lady Bird]. And I almost had the sense of wanting to reverse engineer the movie from that moment. What if when she says that line the audience feels like ‘but I know all the people that you’re selling out”? And I know the details. And you sold it out to look 10% cooler to a person you just met at a party.”
Writer/Director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
The Director’s Cut podcast interview (Pe. 111) with Spike Jonze

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