Following a couple of inspired observations by our production designer Franckie Diago, Marta Miller, Ezra’s mother, suggested that all film sets should have on-set philosophers. This blogger thinks that it would be an excellent idea. Existential doubts, worries about hierarchical structures in film production, actors feeling empty: an on-set philosopher probably wouldn’t solve them all, but the terse, balanced language of academia would go some way to relieving the symptoms, if only in the short term, but how long is that anyway? Go ask the “philly”.

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