I've extracted a few of his remarks, below.
"...I'm an independent filmmaker currently working on the first draft of a screenplay. The story is essentially about two pharmaceutical researchers...I could easily invent what I imagine the laboratory environment is like, but I think [I'm] simply rehashing tired stereotypes."
"What I want is a level of realism that respects the science and presents it in an honest way...I have a couple of questions about life in the lab (do you listen to music, what are supervisors like?, etc)."(Like any good pharmaceutical researcher, I'm looking to 'outsource' my answer to all of you!)
Ideas? Comments? Anyone want to describe their lab environs? Any cool things you'd always wished would be on camera - bright neon-orange crystals, towers of foam, metallic mirrors? Have any fun scientific toys? (flow reactors, robots, lasers...).
I hope to collect your responses, along with my own, and toss the whole bundle his way. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
See you in Hollywood! (or at least direct-to-DVD...)