Pillow Book (2005) is a movie created by Allison Schmidt and Andrea Schmidt for their Western Experience Literature class at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The movie used the narrative template of The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon. The movie was divided into vignettes such as "Annoying Things" and "Sad Things" and featured modern situations.
A series of vignettes explores and categorizes various aspects of life. Subjects include drunken Christmas party karaoke, creepy guys at clubs, trophy wives, loud music, and the separation of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.
The movie was shot during Spring Break 2005 (near the end of March). The dress worn by the trophy wife was the directors' mother's bridesmaid dress for their father's sister's wedding. Though the movie was shot in Fargo, it premiered in Las Vegas. Fellow classmates in Las Vegas were fascinated by the snow in the movie.
- Gregg Council.... Arm Wrestler #1
- Danny Davy.... Arm Wrestler #2
- Ashley Hoeck.... Various Roles
- Toby Jones.... Various Roles
- Allison Schmidt.... Various Roles
- Andrea Schmidt.... Various Roles
- Tom Seim.... Sit-Ups Guy