Stand by Me was a unique directing experience because ideas came from everywhere. Every studio in town had turned us down. Reiner set Chris to show viewers that this idea is important because everyone in the modern society faces injustice in such way as lie, bribery and corruption whereas many people try to pursue the justice at all times.
I remember talking to Michael Jackson at a certain point. I stayed mad at him for a long time. Chris Chambers is a strong character because he overcomes the adversity of being raised in a dysfunctional household.
He was the one who was going to have the Tom Hanks career. You want to get the tone right for it. He also displays leadership and uncommon maturity in helping Gordie overcome his past and become successful. It felt like the audition process went on forever.
For the longest time, I really struggled with figuring out how I could just accept it and let it be its own thing and not feel this obligation and existential need to top it or equal it or best it.
The same thing is true of River Phoenix. To mark its 30th anniversary, Variety spoke to the cast and creative team behind the film. Wil was shielded by his parents. They want to get as much as they can out of it. Estelle Reiner died in I stayed in touch with River.
And then I can come into work and be like: There are actors who will go their entire careers without ever having an opportunity to work in a film like Stand By Me.
When River and I were running around the hotel and left to our own devices, Wil was locked away with his parents.
Jerry was so good and so natural. Production[ edit ] Bruce A. The huge turning point was realising that the focus on the script needed to be on Gordie and not Chris. Both he and his ex-wife Penny Marshall a fellow filmmaker have worked with Fred Savage.
I was the one they picked on. Wil Wheaton Gordie Lachance:It's been three decades since Stand By Me became the little drama that could, catapulting River Phoenix to stardom, establishing Rob Reiner as a director on the rise, and racking up big ticket.
Essay Review of movie Stand By Me - Review of movie Stand By Me Stand By Me is a movie based on a novel by Stephen King. After achieving his own TV success in the s when he starred in the sitcom All in the Family (the US version of Till Death Us Do Part), Reiner moved into film directing in the 80s.
But it was not until his third movie, Stand By Me, that he felt he’d truly made his name. Rob Reiner talks And So It Goes, working with Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, his Slip’N Slide stunt, Stand By Me, This is Spinal Tap, and more.
Aug 08, · A Walk Into the Past. STAND BY ME, directed by Rob Reiner; screenplay by Raynold Gideon and Bruce A. Evans, based on the novella ''The Body'' by Stephen King; photographed by Thomas Del Ruth; music by Jack Nitzsche; produced by Mr. Gideon, Mr.
Evans and Andrew Scheinman; released by Columbia Pictures. After delivering the comedies This Is Spinal Tap and The Sure Thing, Reiner seemed to respond to Stand by Me’s emotional nuance and nostalgic tone. Of his first three films, it’s fair to say that this wistful adaptation, about a group of young guys (Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell) in search of a corpse, proved truest to Reiner’s own temperament.Download