"Michael Shamberg [producer of Reality Bites]
a movie of people in their 20s. At the time I was, like,
20. I said, okay, heres what my life is like. I had
just been turned down for a job at Wendys.
Im pretty proud of that. I had trouble
finding a job and most of my
friends did too."
[Reality Bites] was in development for about
I quit school [USC]. My Dad was pretty mad. I had to drop out.
In the third year of development , thats when
Ben [Stiller] came on as director."
"The actual release date was February 18,
"Ninety percent of the classes in school
are about screenwriting. I dont think you can teach it.
I mean, up to a certain point, structure maybe.
You can teach yourself by watching."
"The film was so personal to me. Its not like
anything. I honestly just wrote about myself and my experiences
and my friends experiences. I actually lived off my Dads gas
card for a couple months. Its funny when people say its
so commercial. God, my life is commercial?"
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