PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
The real Nathaniel Ayers was invited to view the filming of the scenes at Disney Hall in Los Angeles, but opted on the day to set up his cello and music across the street and continue playing, saying "I really got something going here. I think I'm ... ...
Buen dia, muchachos.
Steve Lopez: "Points West" by Steve Lopez. A construction worker in Griffith Park heard the
Steve Lopez: Hey!
Steve Lopez: He saw a cyclist cartwheel off his bike and slam face-first into the unforgiving asphalt of Riverside Drive.
In his commentary during the scene when Lopez meets Ayers in the tunnel, director Joe Wright admits that the traffic is all vehicles from the production going around and around (at approx. 17:30). Just after he says that (between 17:35 and 17:59), several vehicles in the background of the shot are indeed visible, though out of focus, making u-turns one after another.
At the end of the credits, the music concludes with the sound of a cassette tape grinding to a stop, referencing Lopez's omnipresent recorder.
CAD 478,511 (Canada) (26 April 2009)
$31,670,931 (USA) (5 July 2009)