Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Done (Again)

Just finished a pretty intense re-write of Laid, made from notes through my managers. At first, I resisted, but finally I saw the light and I think it's much stronger now.

Coming soon: My Top Movies of 2007. I've still got a few to catch. But looking back, we had a pretty amazing movie year. Some pretty great stuff came out.

Oh, and that writer's strike? It can end now, thanks. Going on way too long, people (other than writers but them too) losing way too much money & jobs.

Song of the day: LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends.

PS - Yeah, that's one of many awkward pics from my youth.


Tavis said...

Love that LCD Soundsystem song-- I've actually been using it as a sort of theme for the script I'm working on. You ever imagine a song playing over the last image of your script and into the end credits? I like the feeling it leaves you with.

But really, we're all North American Scum. ;)

deepstructure said...

congrats on the rewrite. how long did that take you? i feel like everyone else writes so fast. scott listed eight scripts he's hoping to finish this year. eight??? and i know you have a list as long as my arm. don't know how you guys do it.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Tavis - Awesome. I'd love to see it at the end of a movie. It starts maybe a minute before the end, then Cut to Black as the credits start to roll. Chills, man!

Deep - I finished the script in August, and my managers gave me notes. I tried to implement them while stubbornly sticking to scenes that I loved, and the 2nd draft I handed in (in October) was far from ready, so this last one has taken me since October to get right....if it's right!

I used to be more prolific, but have slowed down over the past few years, but I'd like to have 3-4 newbies this year and maybe 2 re-writes of older stuff.

Tavis said...

Radiohead tours! But not in my town-- damn them!

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Tavis - They're apparently coming to Philly, so I'll need to snatch some tix.