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    It Chooses You (Paperback) By (author) Miranda July, By (photographer) Brigitte Sire

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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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    It Chooses You
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miranda July, By (photographer) Brigitte Sire
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 218
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9781938073014
    ISBN 10: 1938073010

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AJCR, AJCP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25810
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    DC21: 701.18
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ
    BISAC V2.8: PHO016000, ART009000, ART023000
    DC22: 791.4302/8092
    BISAC V2.8: PHO014000, ART057000
    BIC subject category V2: AFKV
    DC22: 701.18
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PS3610.U537 Z46 2011
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AJC, AFKV, AJF
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    McSweeney's Publishing
    Imprint name
    McSweeney's Publishing
    Publication date
    25 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    San Francisco
    Author Information
    Miranda July is the author of "No One Belongs Here More Than You," winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her writing has appeared in "The New Yorker," "Harper's," and "The Paris Review." July wrote, directed, and starred in the film "Me and You and Everyone We Know," which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Her second film, "The Future," was released this summer.