Saturday, January 26, 2008
Also, we'll be completing a script as an entry KDHX's Coming Up Shorts program. It should prove to be explosive, imaginative, and heartwarming. Again, stay tuned for updates.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
When I got back to the office, I was saddened to learn that Heath Ledger had died. I am very excited for his performance as the Joker, but knowing that he was one of Kara's favorite actors (and crushes) made the situation somewhat surreal. Part of the reason I liked him as an actor so much comes from Kara's love of him. She definitely helped changed my mind about "A Knight's Tale." Of Ledger's films I have watched, I always enjoyed his work, from "10 Things I Hate About You," to "Brokeback Mountain," to "Candy." It will be bittersweet to take in his performance as the Joker and to think of all the hacks who are out there muddling up the silver screen while Ledger, who always delivered an engaging, entertaining, or profound performance, had yet to really reach his peak as an actor.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
In other news, Dave and I met with Dan last night and we discussed a few short film ideas. The meeting was a little painful at first, not much movement. I am partially to blame for that. I think I am dealing with fears of not really getting anything done juxtaposed against actually working on stuff on a consistent basis. What I mean by that is it would be weird to really be committed to developing production stuff. But that's my dream! Once things started rolling, the ideas were flowing, and covered four or five projects. Except for the knife-throwing movie, everything is still in the inital stages, but it was fun to brainstorm.
Kara and I have watched a few movies since last time I talked about movies. "El Topo," "Call of the Wild," and the ever painful "Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas." Not even the biggest Patrick Fugit fan could sensibly enjoy that film. I need to find out about catching "Be kind, Rewind" tomorrow. It's a daytime screening, so getting out of work for it may be tough, especially since I will be missing most of Friday to work at KDHX. If it happens, you can read about it here!
While this isn't my first choice for visually expressing my boredom, it plays into my love of comics and older comic book style art. I would advise against searching the terms "painful," "torture," and variations thereof, especially under google images. That's bad news bears, my friend, so be careful!