New Script in the Works

I just thought I’d give everyone a heads up, I am working on a new script that so far is showing promise (to me, at least) for being a potential short film. I have a draft with the first couple scenes written up on the Celtx network. It is entiled Monday (working title) and I am still considering what the story shall end up becoming. Anyway, I would like input from everyone as I work on this soon-to-be short (feature, possibly? How crazy am I…). Any ideas on story/character development would be much appreciated.

And while I’m at it, here’s a quick overview of my favorite movies and albums of the past year:

Movies:
3: V for Vendetta
Based on the popular graphic novel, it proves that the Wachowski brothers were able to live up to their reputation that the first Matrix film created, and was almost destroyed by the the next two. It is a disturbing view of a quite plausible future, and one man’s stand to try and resolve it.

My Rating:
[rate 3.5]

2: A Scanner Darkly
Based on the Novel by Philip K. Dick, this movie is also set in the near future, one where a new drug called “Substance D” is taking over the streets. This drug is highly addictive, and eventually will drive anyone who uses it insane. Keanu Reeves (Another Matrix alum) plays undercover cop Bob Arctor, who becomes an addict of Substance D and falls victim to its effects. The Visual effects in this film are absolutely stunning.

My Rating:
[rate 4]

1: Little Miss Sunshine
I was completely blown away by this movie. If I wanted to say all I could about it, I’d write myself to sleep. It proves that not only can Steve Carrel actually act, he can act DAMN well. Along with Greg Kinnear, Toni Colette, and Alan Arkin (A very unlikely ensemble) they make this movie about a family’s quest to enter their daughter in a youth beauty pagent shine. See it. NOW.

My Rating:
[rate 5]

Music:
3: The Sound of Impending Doom – The Ghosts of Verona
To be honest, I’m not much of a fan of typical screamo music. But tGOV is anything but typical. Wheras other screamo bands are basically loud emo music, these guys put rage and rebellion back into RockN’Roll. Some of the most scathingly anti-right wing songs around (Even more so than Green Day), combined with inceredibly poetic lyrics and sensational guitar, bass, and drums.

My Rating:
[rate 4]

2: With Teeth – Nine Inch Nails
Perhaps the softest of all NIN’s albums (Which isn’t that soft at all), With Teeth is more an exploration of emotion instead of the lust and violence that is typical of NIN. The lyrics of the end track, “Right where it Belongs”, are absolutely breathtaking. There are a great variety of styles exploited to create this sad and dark album, along with Trent Reznor leaving room to voice his political opinions.

My Rating:
[rate 4]

1: Music From the Violet Room – Sabrosa Purr
When I first heard Sabrosa Purr’s music, I was utterly blown away. I asked myself, why aren’t their songs on every iPod in America? I still have yet to find the answer to that. There are only 8 songs on this album, which is nowhere near enough once you listen to it the whole way through. For those of you who don’t know their music, think Led Zeppelin + Nirvana + Pink Floyd + Smashing Pumkins + Pure Genius. Everybody should listen to them, love them, worship them.

My Rating:
[rate 4.5]

ALSO! I have just heard that Steve Irwin, the man we all know as “The Crocidile Hunter”, has died. He was killed by a stingray earlier today. May that crazy Australian rest in peace.

Item for discussion: God is a cat.

9 thoughts on “New Script in the Works

  1. Wow.. um… “shine like a diamond?” “must hear?” “musical power trip?” I’m not pleased with your choice of words. Minus 10 points.

  2. First, it’s “what are the criteria,” and second, there really aren’t any, except that you should try and keep the subject matter limited to movies, filmmaking, and writing. You’re certainly qualified to blog here, so if you want to, here’s what to do:

    To register, click on this link. As soon as I see that you’ve registered, I’ll give you posting permission and instructions on how to post.

    That goes for any of you who are interested in blogging here. Just drop me a line and we’ll work something out.

  3. Arin! For the sake of Eric, do not, I repeat, do not write about things in your script, that are not about your script. It makes it both difficult to read and seem less professional. Also, could you limit future posts to film related materials? Please? Thank you.

    Try Andrew’s 500 word movie review.

  4. I could go into a whole TOK discussion on this, so I will on a diffrent blog. About God being a cat and how we could evaluate it as knowledge, or at least as knowledge for you. The true knowldge, the “Universal Truth”, which is something we just have to assume for TOK, will never be known if it exists…which in my eyes doesn’t. Well, that’s what I’ve been doing over lunch as opposed to talking to you guys about Steve Jobs and movies. Goodbye Steve, We’ll all miss you…especially those of us who have mothers and dogs who watch Animal Planet compulsively.

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