Talking Like You Are From Boston

When I write movies I tend to have to – wait. When I write screenplays. No, when I write a screenplay. When I write a particular screenplay. Hang on, let me rephrase this. Let me rephrase that. For any given movie I write I often like to immerse myself into the setting. Right, let me start […]

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Casting Marilyn Monroe

Having sat through My Week With Marilyn earlier today, a few things occurred to me – that may or may not have before. For a start, how accomplished Kenneth Branagh is, becoming Laurence Olivier with that grouchy expression and flat bottom lip. Another great resemblance was Dougray Scott as Arthur Miller – sure, he did not have […]

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So, I Should Be Writing

This is, perhaps, the most common single strand thought I have. Perhaps. I have not checked, and would not really know how to check that. Upload the data from my thoughts onto my laptop? Even as I ponder on that ridiculous notion, I know I should be writing. And I don’t mean this post (though […]

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Opening: What’s Your Pitch?

And so it begins. Or rather begins again. Another shot at a blog, or whatever you are compelled to call it, surfaces like a much-better-than-the-first sequel. Like John Travolta’s movie career when he made Pulp Fiction. Kind of. Or not at all. And where do you start? I had no doubt when it popped into […]

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