David Lowery on “A Ghost Story” — The Costume, the Pie, the Story of Grief

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 12:35 pm

My interview with writer/director/editor David Lowery is on HuffPost.  He explains the mechanics of the surprisingly complicated ghost costume worn by Casey Affleck through the film, and the already-legendary scene of Rooney Mara eating an entire pie.

It definitely started with Charlie Brown. We initially thought that were going to take a childlike image of a ghost, the Halloween costume that everyone knows from Charlie Brown and finds some pathos in it. But to find that pathos we really had to develop that symbol, that image that costume to a degree we hadn’t expected.

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