I want to write and tell stories.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

I've been Memed, oh the Irony of it All

Well okay, there is no irony, but I had to think damnit!

Ahem, ahem, cough, cough....

Is this thing on? Tap tap…

Memememememememmememmmememememe, okay I’m ready to sing this meme.

Ras at Procastinatey tagged me, she got me….(insert big fake, poorly acted dying scene)


ONE (1) earliest film-related memory:

Watching Bambi, and the scene where mummy deerest is no more. I remembered that scene while watching Narnia at the movies on holidays recently. There were plenty of kids there, and whilst the Lion is being sacrificed I am thinking…..cooool, deep psychological scars galore here!

TWO (2) favorite lines from movies:

Not very exciting or enlightening I'm afraid.

”Houston, we have a problem.”
APOLLO 13.
Why?
I love the movie.
Why?
Because I love behind the scenes stuff, and getting to have even a glimpse at NASA and it's workings, like that movie gave, was fantastic. Going to get the latest DVD with extras on it very soon I think.

”Go ahead, make my day.”
You know who.
Why? Not because it is part of an action movie, but rather because I would love to write a line that is recognized internationally, and becomes part of the culture.

THREE (3) jobs you'd do if you could not work in the "biz":

Hotel General Manager
Front Office Manager
IT Salesperson / Hitman (relatively interchangeable.)

FOUR (4) jobs you actually have held outside the industry:

Company Director

These last three are from a long time ago!
Kitchenhand at Big Rooster (even dressed in the Chicken suit one year, at Xmas, oh yeah, that’s nice where you might be, where there is snow, but at a beachside town hitting 38 Celsius, not so much )

Weather Reader

Operator on old style plug and cord phone exchange, this was in 1986. Very funky and retro, and yes, you could listen in on calls!

THREE (3) book authors I like:

Stephen King

Bill Bryson – funny guy, if you like Ken Levine’s travelogues, read this guys book, Bill Bryson: Down Under for the funniest journey around Oz)

Pamela Anderson – I haven’t read her book, but I just thinks she brings so much to the literary world(she might get the nod for underrated screenwriter as well)

TWO (2) movies you'd like to remake or properties you'd like to adapt:

Novel: Hungry as the Sea: Wilbur Smith – could be some great scenes in this one, just a tweak to make it more modern, cut down the age difference between characters….and I think it would make a great movie.

I have never been a huge follower of fantasy type books, but I think David Eddings the Mallorean (spelling?) and Belgarion series of books, would make a great TV series, long running, long character arcs, etc. if I could not do that, then remake Omega Man….love that end of the world, only man left alive type scenario's.

ONE (1) screenwriter you think is underrated:

All the ones that get movies made (that or Pamela Anderson),, sorry, we all know they are underrated, so picking one is not fair.

Well you could pick George Lucas, I mean was I the only one that recognised that George wrote Jar Jar Binks as a self-expository character, that reflected his desire to just be a normal quirky person?????

THREE (3) people I'm tagging to answer this meme next:

Steve at do cats eat bats?

Richard at Scriptweaver cause I think he is going to want to remake Deep Throat, and call it Fun with Dick and Jane 2. Let's see!

Writergurl at Writergurl

Thanks Ras, I'll get you back! :)

Hope you enjoyed!
cheers
Dave.

7 Comments:

At 1:17 pm, Anonymous Katie said...

Hey you, I want to write a screenplay, script or whatever you call it, and i am not joking. I have something buzzing in my head and the excitement of bring it into life is buzzing also. It is a dream I have. You interested in looking at it when I am done and putting it into something that can be related to even looking like a screenplay?

 
At 3:03 pm, Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

I was gonna reply but my mind when blank after I read the above post, about writing a screenplay. Or a script?

Can I have what she's having?

 
At 3:41 pm, Blogger Grubber said...

That's Katie, she is from Mexican Mud(link on right) had a pretty rough life, but things are looking up for her.

Her blog has been her way of chronicling her life (the good and bad, and she admits to some bad stuff) since when she was born as a tar baby (addicted to heroin)....

Just her way of letting me know she has got some things straight and wants to talk more about it.
English is not her first language, however she comes up with some great writing. Little e.g. that was posted in last couple of days, opening line to a posting:

Sifting through my skin today, I found my conscience dying in the bed of an old pickup truck full of beads.

I don't know if I would ever come up with something like that, I love the style.

Just be ready for a ride! :)
cheers
Dave.

 
At 3:07 pm, Blogger ScriptWeaver said...

Just because I have scantily-clad females pictured on my blog doesn't mean I want to remake a porno movie... oh wait... yes it does!

BTW--

I have a pic of Dakota Fanning on my blog now. You should be ashamed of yourself!

 
At 5:11 pm, Blogger Grubber said...

Isn't Deep Throat considered a classic nowadays, virtually main stream? In saying that, I never saw that one. Saw other ones over the years, but never that one. :)

 
At 10:11 am, Blogger Fun Joel said...

Funny stuff, dude. Thanks for playing along!

 
At 3:10 pm, Blogger Grubber said...

Thanks Fun Joel, being a virgin meme, I forgot to mention you started it all!!

Thanks for that!
cheers
Dave.

 

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