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Origins of My Own Private Idaho
Gus Van Sant

My Own Private Idaho has a long history. First there was a screenplay—a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV set in Portland, called Minions of the Moon. There was later another screenplay, called In a Blue Funk, which was about a street kid who meets a German auto-parts salesman, and who live together in a kind of domestic situation. Then there was the following piece, called “My Own Private Idaho.” It still mentions the German auto-parts salesman but is more an outline about two Latino kids in the American West.
      Because of the similarities between the three narratives, I eventually molded them into one screenplay at an even later time in an apartment kitchen in Beverly Hills during . . .

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