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John Warner

'Big Stone Gap' writer-director went back to her roots

Adriana Trigiani is not like most directors.tmpplchld Not only is she a woman _ a rarity behind the camera _ but she returned to her hometown of Big Stone Gap, Va., to direct the movie of the same name based on her novel, which she shaped into a screenplay.tmpplchld The best-selling author, who now resides in New York's Greenwich Village, lived with her mother, drove her mom's car and was able to kiss her good night after a long day of shooting on "Big Stone Gap." The most important thing she learned on the production? "The rosary still gets me through any crisis."tmpplchld And the first 48 hours of directing are the hardest.tmpplchld "You're never...