Gilmore Girls had a lot going for it. It had the script and the cast; the nuttiness and the budget. The latter two led to some awesome setpieces – those big events that took planning and effort to pull off the way they did. They made it look so easy, the effort might have gone unrecognised so I’m dishing out some recognition. Examples include:
Lane’s cheerleading routine; Rory and Logan’s big jump; the bike race outside Luke’s; The Festival of Living Art; the haybale maze; Christopher and Luke’s fight in the town square; the big pizza etc.
There was Kirk’s black and white movie, ‘a film by kirk‘, screened as a pre-movie treat before Lorelai’s choice for the Movie In The Square night.
Kirk: I’ve made a short film that I’ve been working on for about five years now and if I rush, I can have done by Thursday night.
And who could forget his interpretive (and at times disturbing) dance, ‘The Journey Of Man‘. I know it gave me nightmares for a week.
My fave: Kirk singing ‘Do You Love Me’ as Tevye in the school production of Fiddler On The Roof opposite an amazing little Tess Helipern as his taciturn wife, Golde. I’m a sucker for musicals.
What were your favourite setpieces? Which ones flopped?
Image(s) c/o TheWB