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    It Chooses You (Hardback) By (author) Miranda July

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    DescriptionIn the summer of 2009 Miranda July was struggling to write her second screenplay, The Future, when she began to obsessively read the PennySaver classified ads. The iconic Los Angeles newsprint booklet served a computerless demographic - a quickly disappearing group, but one rife with stories. Who was the person selling the LARGE LEATHER JACKET, $10 OR BEST OFFER? It seemed important to find out, or, at least it was a great distraction from the screenplay. Working with photographer Brigitte Sire, July interviewed thirteen PennySaver sellers to create portraits of their surprisingly moving, profoundly specific realities. Among these was Joe, an energetic 82-year-old with his own sweetly perverse body of artwork. By the end of the summer, July had written Joe into the movie as himself and the voice of the moon. July reveals her hilariously random and blindly faithful creative process as we travel with her all over the city, and eventually to the set of The Future (in theaters in July). Combining narrative, interviews, and photographs, this book tells the story not only of the making of a movie in Los Angeles, but of the city itself.


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    Title
    It Chooses You
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miranda July
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781936365012
    ISBN 10: 1936365014
    Classifications

    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    Publisher
    McSweeney\'s Books
    Imprint name
    McSweeney\'s Books
    Publication date
    15 November 2011