So this winter the buzz around San Francisco was that Gus Van Sant was filming a movie here in town about Harvey Milk. So of course out of complete narcism, and curiousity I spent my free time showing up when ever they were filming around the Castro. Of course, so did thousands of other people... so I don't really expect to see the face of any one I actually know on the silver screen anytime soon. :)
Today I actually saw the first trailer for the movie. Its really intriguing to see the way the trailer presents the movie. It seems to be portrayed as an ongoing adversarial relationship between Dan White and Harvey Milk. Since I'm not entirely up on the full details of the time (I was only 10 at the time, and the gay rights movement wasn't anywhere on my radar), I wonder if the makers of the movie are intending to portray an accurate depiction of the interaction between the two men.
It's interesting to me how Hollywood shapes our views and opinions of the world around us. And how Hollywood colors our view (and memories) of what happened in history. I hope that this movie is executed in a way that portrays acurately Harvey's life and the events leading up to his death. I really look forward to seeing it!