I hurt my stupid back again while I was cleaning the dumb litter boxes for my wonderful cats and now I get to hang out on the couch look at these beautiful clouds but I’m still super sad about not going to work. Being really disappointed about not going to work is a surprisingly good feeling. I really like my job.
Meyer directed his actors with a poker face, solemnly, discussing the motivations behind each scene. Some of the actors asked me whether their dialogue wasn’t supposed to be humorous, but Meyer discussed it so seriously with them that they hesitated to risk offending him by voicing such a suggestion. The result is that “BVD” has a curious tone all of its own. There have been movies in which the actors played straight knowing they were in satires, and movies which were unintentionally funny because they were so bad or camp. But the tone of “BVD” comes from actors directed at right angles to the material. “If the actors perform as if they know they have funny lines, it won’t work,” Meyer said, and he was right.