The first scene filmed for the day was with Jamie and Dakota holding hands and running across the street together to the salon. They started off standing on the sidewalk just near where we were watching the filming and then took off running across the street. There were police at each end of the block to temporarily stop traffic. They also had their “movie cars” parked at the curb with Washington state license plates. Before they began filming for the day they had 2 water trucks drive through the block and spray water over the roads and the sidewalks. After running across the road Jamie and Dakota entered the salon. Jamie always put his umbrella in an umbrella stand just left of the doorway and Dakota stopped just inside the door. Jamie went up to the counter of the salon. They also filmed Dakota coming back out alone thru the salon door.
After first filming them running across the street they later came back and filmed again with them standing on the road just in front of the salon and running/walking to the entrance and going inside. For this later scene the cameras came to be set up across the road from the salon so they were filmed from behind. It was a fun scene to watch being filmed and was reminiscent of the book details.
John Schwartzman setting up the cameras:
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