Friday, November 17, 2006

BONDING

Im going to see Casino Royale tonight and I'm so friggin excited I could puke. It just looks awesome. The reviews are all a big united "YES". And I consider it a really good omen that tonight as i'm picking up my tux for a rowing club dinner, James Bond is on the silver screen.

WHATS IN MY DVD PLAYER: Sod that, Bond!
WHERE I AM IN MY SCRIPT: Getting ansy...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

OOOOOOOHHHHH ROCKY BALBOA LOOKS GOOD?!?!

Okay, I like the first two Rocky Films. Maybe even the third one too. I don't own them, I don't post them high on the DVD cabinet and neel everytime I leave the house. I just like them.

I like the character. He's the kind of a better version of Forest Gump. Save for the fact he beats the s***t out of people. When I heard the 3rd one coming out I always ambivalent. Blase even. Say what you like about Stallone, he's a good actor and a good writer, he's just made some strange career choices. Been in movies that in my opinion just didn't need to be made. Rocky did not need to be 5 movies, The first one was great, but even the second one while good, seemed to be stretching it. The point of the Rocky Films to be is in the first one. It's not about winning its about fighting. And from the trailers this one seems to be right on the money.

So what if the plot is a little contrived, computer match up brings old box out out of retirement. It's not really about that. It's about Rocky getting his fat old arse of the coach and doing the things he loves to prove he can still do it not to anyone but himself. It doesn't matter to him who he fights or even if he wins he just wants to keep doing the things that made him a decent man. It's an important message. A timeless message. And its while I want to go see the movie and hand over my money even if I already know the ending.

WHATS IN MY DVD PLAYER: Friday night lights
WHERE I AM IN MY SCRIPT: Conjuring the supernatural

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

REASONS NOT TO WRITE

Before I write I have too...Make the bed, watch porn, work out what the frak the Cylon's plan actually is, write a blog post, watch the simpsons movie trailer, watch the illegal spidey 3 trailer, make a cup of tea, read Danny Stack's blog, read the paper, go rowing, go to the gym, go climbing, have a lemsip, wait 4 hours for another lemsip, bitch about the fact that Lemsip doesn't work, Look Lemsip up on Wikipedia, Find out the poet laureate uses Lemsip to write, Sue Lemsip, be too tired to write from work, replace a lightbulb, watch spooks, wonder when the lead bloke from spooks is going to bail, read up on movie news, figure out what DVD's im going to buy next, Fall asleep, come up with a list of shit to do that prevents me from writing again, tidy the bedroom, tidy the living room, tidy the kitchen, watch porn, make a cup of tea.

Sound familiar? Or you could come to terms with your fear and desire and put some words on the frakking page. It's going to be crap so what. It's a learning experience, it doesn't even have to be about the script instead take half an hour to research, ask the big plot/character questions, look for inconsistancies, ditch scenes, structure your story, look at your character bios, work out your themes.

They'll always be a reason not too write, every screenwriter knows this. Just be brave and try to spend some time on your script everyday, no matter what, the more you put in the more you get out.

WHATS IN MY DVD PLAYER TONIGHT: The Bourne Supremacy (Beast of a movie)
WHERE I AM IN MY SCRIPT: Deciding whether or not my character should be mute