This is not perfect, but it’s really interesting. I go into a lot of depth about women, feminism, Hollywood and screenwriting in the context of telling a great story.
In these two videos, I go into great length about my personal views on Hollywood, screenwriting and storytelling. These videos are meandering and rambling, but pretty good, all things considered. It’s too bad that people aren’t willing to watch videos.
But, in short, I talk a lot about how Hollywood establishes traditional gender rolls and then plays with them for dramatic effect. I also talk about my movie concept that would be a homage to The Big Chill. Like I said, these two videos are really interesting if you’re into storytelling.
I have to be really careful about this, but I guess I just have some stuff I want to get off my chest and so I can’t help myself. If I get the sense anyone is getting the wrong idea from these videos, I will delete them. That would be ironic, of course, since all I do is talk about how much I am nervous that _any_ talking about a celebrity online will be taken the wrong way. But in this specific instance, I couldn’t help myself.
I have several different things coming together at the same time for a screenplay that would be a homage to The Big Chill. I have all kinds of different things I want to talk about in the context of this potential screenplay, it’s just a matter of taking the time to actually do it. Writing interlocking story lines like there are in The Big Chill could be tough for a novice screenwriter.
But whatever. It’s fun to at least try. It gives me something to distract myself with while I wait for the digital camera I want to buy. But we’ll see. Putting in the effort is crucial. Otherwise, all of this is a waste of time.
There’s no Big Chill movie for my generation, so I find myself mulling how, exactly to go about telling that story. I have one plot and one plot only, that of the rise and fall and rise of ROKon Magazine and so the more I think about it, the more I may have, just maybe, found a way to talk about that story in a way that, like, someone might care to actually hear about. But as I keep saying, this is more of a distraction from my distraction. I’m supposed to be waiting to buy a high end professional digital camera and while I wait, I have another screenplay concept I’m interested in writing. But this new concept is flowing quickly out of my head, so I might as well look into it while it lasts.
I did a lot of heming and hawing over the last few days, but I finally decided to plan on going to New York City next week. At least, I’ve bought my hotel rooms for a few nights there. It will be interesting to see if I actually endup there, or if some unexpected disaster strikes and I can’t do it. Anyway, ideally what I would do is offer to buy a subject dinner if she’d do a really casual little photo shoot with me in the streets of NYC using my Galaxy 8+. But I just don’t see that happening. No one is going to take me seriously just using my camera phone.