”We were doing Love You to Death, and we both got the Idaho script. We were driving in a car on Santa Monica Boulevard, probably on the way to a club, and we were talking really fast about the whole idea. We were excited. (…) We said ”O.K, I’ll do it if you do it, I won’t do it if you don’t”. We shook hands, ”that’s was it.”
"You’re gonna be a great writer someday, Gordie. You might even write about us guys if you ever get hard-up for material."
"Guess I’d have to be pretty hard-up, huh?"
When I heard the news about Paul’s accident yesterday, I can’t help but miss these people. R.I.P. guys. We’ll be always missing you.
River Phoenix photographed by Yoshi O’hara, 1988.
Favorite Films: Stand By Me "I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being. It happened in the summer of 1959-a long time ago, but only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only twelve hundred and eighty-one people. But to me, it was the whole world.”