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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Park Land

posted by on July 16 at 12:04 PM

Thinking of Canada, this news story:

OTTAWA - Air Canada has launched an informal investigation in the emergency diversion of a London-bound flight after the co-pilot fell ill somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, with one passenger saying the pilot was having a breakdown and calling for God.

Sean Finucane said the co-pilot was bound by restraints and carried into the cabin.

“He was very, very distraught. He was yelling loudly,” he told CBC.

“His voice was clear, he didn’t sound like he was drunk or anything, but he was swearing and asking for God,” he said in an interview from England. “He specifically said he wants to talk to God.”

Is the inspiration of a new film, North American:
DSC_0165.jpg (For Tim Appelo: the image is by Matt Daniels)

[I]t’s the story of an airline pilot having a mental breakdown mid-flight. Put up in a Seattle hotel, the pilot sneaks across the street to “an incredibly dense and seemingly endless terrain” fused “of the major Olmsted parks into one diverse geography located in the middle of downtown Seattle.”
The reason why Devor and I decided to make this film, which is almost completed and photographed by Sean Kirby? Seattle has a stunning park system. It’s one of the four reasons I settled here—the near end of North America.

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Seattle is pretty average in terms of the number of parks we have and the percentage of the city covered by parks...

Posted by Andrew | July 16, 2008 1:39 PM

OK, I'll bite. What are the other three reasons you moved to Seattle?

Posted by Bite me | July 16, 2008 1:43 PM

I'm excited... your last 2 movies were great!

Posted by girlgerms | July 16, 2008 2:19 PM

Hate to be THAT GUY, but isn't Seattle pretty much the vertical center of North America?

Posted by Dougsf | July 16, 2008 2:31 PM

Myself will be sure to watch your film. Myself has watched many films involving parks. Myself and I agree on films.

Posted by Myself and I | July 16, 2008 2:51 PM


I think you're crazy.

Posted by Gnarls Mudede | July 16, 2008 4:29 PM

The other three reasons? Wine, left titties, and right titties!

Posted by CP | July 16, 2008 6:43 PM

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