Think fast: On on-location shoots, what do movie people call the special trailer that houses the bathrooms?
A: The Honeywagon.
This is just one of the industry secrets revealed in David Foster Wallace’s 1996 essay David Lynch Keeps His Head from Premiere magazine. (Today, you can find the story in the 1998 anthology A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again.) In the essay, Wallace profiles the director — who was then working on Lost Highway after a disastrous turn with 1984’s Dune— without ever speaking to him.
Another tidbit: The director is known not to use the Honeywagon — instead, in an effort to save time, he just pees outside. And now you know.
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