We did ten takes
of the soliloquy, the last day we shot with him on Dark Blood. It was in this
cave, could have been a church. It was all lit by candles. After the last take,
I didn't turn off the camera. When I realized it was running, I turned it off.
When we saw dailies, for ten seconds River was in front of the camera, just a silhouette
lit by ambient light. It was...eerie. For me as a cameraman, I find that
strange, the last take. Why I didn't turn the camera off, why there was just
enough light in the room to make him a silhouette, why he stood in front of the
camera for ten seconds. People were crying. We knew that that was the last we
would see of River.
Ed Lachman PREMIERE March