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The Pelican Brief

Dumbest screenplay EVER.

Denzel Washington:"Sir, I don't believe that was an accidental murder."


Ohhhhhhhh okay, and my friends wonder why I scoff and rewrite/edit screenplays without enjoying them?!

There's the answer.

I feel less intelligent and sorta...dirty having heard that sentence in a movie, and am going to eat some Milky Ways in an effort to sooth myself.

Plus, since doctors who "experimented" on VA "subjects" feel *mantras* are good, I'll say a few of my own.

I'll just save 'em for myself.

And for those who don't get the punchline...um. Nvrmnd.



( 9 whispered — Whisper to me )
Mar. 19th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
I hope the milky ways help. I was at Sam's Club yesterday and bought Hershey's Kisses with peanut butter in the middle!
Mar. 19th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
YUMMY!!! I didn't see those?? GrrRR.

The Milky Ways -- while tasty -- didn't help TEH DUMB. :D
Mar. 20th, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)
I ate the WHOLE BAG yesterday. OMG. There's no stopping me.
Mar. 20th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
the new orleans locations made up for it, especially the scenes in Antoine's.

and the book was hella better :-)
Mar. 20th, 2006 10:57 am (UTC)
I LOVEEEEEED Antoine's! *sob*

Don't forget -- we're neighbors. :> Been there, knew dat. :)

I'll agree that the writer is a good storyteller :) So is Harold Robbins. :) I don't think I've ever SEEN a movie remake which is better than the book from which it was born, EXCEPT "Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil." THAT WRITER SUCKS SO BAD AND SO HARD YOU CAN HEAR HIM IN ASIA.
Mar. 20th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
lol, i can't argue with that. the movie showed off Savannah well, but the book was...ugh...
Mar. 20th, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
Right. I LOVEEE LOVE LOVE Savannah; but OMG, that guy is the TYPICAL "journalist-who-wants-to-be-more-but-clearly-shouldn't-even-try-it". You know, kinda like ME. Hahahah :D

Maybe that's why I DON'T try to get any of my book-things published; they don't DESERVE to be. Hahaha.

Mar. 20th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
that's exactly how I feel, coming from having computer and history books published. Good fiction is a whole different world...
Mar. 20th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY. I can write the HELL out of reality. Of course, these are coffee table books and if someone ASKS me "have you published any novels?" I have to answer NO -- because books written on commission DON'T COUNT. Argh!

I don't honestly believe in fiction, however. I think a good writer writes what they know; they just rearrange truths and sprinkle it with magic faery dust to make it desirable :> Of course you don't want your family to know YOU DID ALL THAT. LOL :) Or that you KNOW PEOPLE who've DONE ALL THAT. So you hide behind the word "fiction" (not you, but good writers in general).

A person who writes -- even in here -- reveals SO MUCH about themselves, often without even realizing it, that it's FRIGHTENING. :) Since I've typically dated/married/been engaged to those in my profession, I do know this much to be true. :) My first ex is now extremely successful (envious? why yash, I am). But he also cloaks his real identity, and the "family" knows NADA about this. He also twists the truth in his favor (I can't HELP BUT READ).

I have rewritten four biographies/autobiographies over the years; sameeeee thing as fiction (or what we define fiction AS), since the "object" of the book doesn't want to reveal ALL about themselves, often leaving out the kernal of who they really are.

That's why I loved Hunter S. Thompson. Although I disliked his lifestyle, he told the ugly, flat-out, honest-to-God truth, holding NOTHING back and made a career out of it.

Then again...he also received more death threats than our current president. Heh. :D

Ja, so I'm having issues with my little projects, even though shockingly, I've finished two (one is for Kelsey when I die; so she can choose to have it published or not. I am very proud of this work, however.). And the other sits on a C.D., gathering dust, unread by ANYone other than me.

Last year, I was working on a work of "fiction" (the genre of which was mystery/drama, not my forte as I tend to lean towards sarcastic humor with lots of lists and horrible, funny truths about human nature). One day, I went and read it after giving myself "room" away from it, and trashed over 500 pages. Click. Delete. I hated it SO MUCH that I trashed an entire thought process, which, in premise, was honestly good. I mean, *I* would've been interested in reading it. So WHY DID I DO THAT?

I think I'm more afraid of success than I am failure. Seriously. When I had the chance to be syndicated (back in ye old columnist days), I chose, instead, to continue running my column in the original, 12 markets instead. Why? Fear of success. I'm sure of it now. Blah. I suck. :>

I think, as a published writer, I'm MUCH more harsh on me than anyone on the planet could be (this includes those who hate me...lol). I need to just back away from my work, let an "objective" party read it first, and THEN set it on fire if it sucks.
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