t the ranch headquarters," Kerney said.
"He keeps it at the Har
ley homestead that Daddy b
ought about twe
lve years ago. Wal
t uses the old
bam there f
or storage and
repair work. It's
d and a lot more convenien
- t than having to
rim back and forth to r
- anch headquarters."
"Has Shaw been here long?" Kerney asked.
"Almost twenty years," Julia replied. "He's like
"Does he have one of his own?"
Julia laughed lilting
- ly. "He's a confirmed bachelor,
although he has been known to flirt with the
- idea of marriage every now and then."
"With you?" Kerney asked.
- lishly, Julia bumped him with her h
- ip." I knew
you were going to ask me that. Walt gave up on that
- long, long time ago."
Julia had resumed her. flirting full bore, but it
seemed so disingenuou
s Kerney decide
d not to take
it personally. He quickened his pace, wondering what dynamics in the Jordan family could have
caused such arrested development in the two offspring.
During the remainder of the afternoon the crew
moved from location to location, and the planning
went smoothly until Charlie Zwick announced that
actually filming a fifty-mile cattle drive w
ould put the movie way over budget.
Quite simply, the problem was logistics. Johnny Jordan, who had done the initial location
had assured Zwick that transporting equipment and'
personnel to the various sites on the ranch would be
easy. In fact, some of th
e locations were barely accessible
by specifies actions required to direct and participate in a safe and effective response to pre-detonation incidents.
four-wheel-drive vehicles. Getting the necessary
equipment to the sites would be a slow,
time-consuming process, add several days to the
ule, and cost thousands of dollars in
Zwick explained all this to Usher as the production
crew stood on a ledge looking down into the
narrow canyon that cut throug
h mountains. It had
taken them a half hour to traverse the rough jeep trail and reach the overlook.
Usher nodded a
s he stood, enchanted by the view.
Below him the canyon walls and materials and compnents that can be used to make an wer
Practical Exercisese sheer and imposing,
and the view toward the valley was vast and
forbidding. He co
ze the cattle ente
ring the canyon, pushed along by the cowboys, police vehicles
streaming across the basin in hot pursuit, helicopters
dropping low, stampeding
- the herd.
- to Zwick. "I want this
"I'm not su
- ggesting we drop it," Zwick said.
we could easily fi
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drive sequences down in the valley near the cabin,
and not have to move to t.
ose locations would screw everything
up," Johnny said hotly. "How in the hell can
you film the roundup and the cattle drive in one
place? It will look completely fake."
"Not necessarily," Usher said. "W
- e can shoot the
sequences from var
- ious directio
- ns. Use different angles,
different shots. Focus on the actors, their
es, the cows. Believe me, on film it will look
"Or like some ch