Saturday, February 04, 2012
Had a funny dream. Well, the first part I can't remember well but I think me and some of my friends were being chased, and I was on horseback and the horse got shot in the leg.
But the dream switched, and all of a sudden my dad--who just retired from Westinghouse (Northrup Grummond now, but always Westinghouse to me) after like 40 years--was working at the A&P.
Do they even have A&Ps anymore? I dunno. But you know the old people who stand around the Walmarts looking kind of sad, greeting people or helping you pick out fruit or whatever? He was one of those.
A guy who's SUPER smart, who was an electrical engineer and can pretty much fix anything that's invented...
The extra funny part is that, for some reason, Martin Scorcese was also working there as an office guy. I have no idea why.
And for some reason, I had to take the flat tire from my lawn mower up to the A&P to see if Marty had a replacement for it.
It all made sense in the dream.
Anyway, jumped in the shower and got struck by a pretty seriously-good script idea. Super-sellable with a good, not-yet-used title. It's just the basics, but my shower stretched to like 20 minutes as I sat there brainstorming.
Jumped out and typed some of them up.
Regardless of whether I shoot two movies or one movie or no movies this year, this is going to be a productive writing year for me.
In other news, the 3TB external HD arrived today that I talked Luke into buying. I got a lot of work I've been doing on GOH that's not backed up, so I think it's past time. Am copying stuff off now, will sleep slightly easier knowing I have a backup. My scratch drive is pretty full too, so am gonna get stuff off of it by putting it on the 3TB.
Saw Chronicle and Woman In Black in a double-feature on Friday. They were both okay. I think the people behind me liked Chronicle a LOT more than I did.
Also, once again had a douchebag lady in front of me pulling out her phone at random intervals during the movie to text something real quick. At one point I threw a handful of popcorn at her, but couldn't get the distance to her. (we were in that row with the walk-aisle in front of it, so she's like 10 feet away from me, but her phone was SO bright every time she pulled it out it was like a torch in the dark)
Woman In Black had something weird I want you to look for if you see it. On a TON of the closeups of Daniel Radcliffe, his face looked like it was digitally-smoothed like Surrogates, so it was waxy.
I'm not sure why they did it. On the mediums, it didn't appear like his face was ruddy or anything, so I'm not sure why you'd feel you have to do it.
Anyway, they're both okay but I think Chronicle could have benefitted from a twist.
SLIGHT SPOILER IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE COMMERCIAL FOR CHRONICLE:
If you've seen the commercials, you know which one of the three guys decides to go bad. There's a point in the movie where they could have done an interesting reversal, and made the unpopular kid suddenly become popular, which could have caused the all-american kid to decide to go bad.
Would have been far more interesting than going down the obvious road.