It's been a weird fucking year. 2008. It can go, can't wait 'til it does.
I thought 2007 was a weird one.
I wish I had 2007 back.
It's also hard to believe that 2008 is already over. I have these mini-flashbacks of events that happened this year that seemed like they JUST happened.
Bascially, life is moving r e a l l y fast. We all know this, of course, but it's amazing how fast it does go when you think about crap like that.
I was trying to get my horror script done but my head/heart/guts just aren't into it.
I had 3 script requests before the holidays - The Money Shot, The Stand-In, and A Couple Of Joes. Sent them out, hope to hear something in January. Fingers crossed.
Bloom/Separation Of Nate - Haven't gotten much done on it lately but an adjustment here, a tweak there.
Westville - Still love this one, and I think it'll be the one I finish next. I've got Act 1 done and I'm happy with it, and I'm well into Act 2. It's a fun script, has elements of Diner & American Graffitti.
Titan - This was my high school drama. Not about a shooting (although it touches on one) but focuses on one kid who is pretty much left behind, bullied, etc, and how his life falls apart. I think a story like this will always be topical - maybe too much so - I'd hate to rip off some story of some poor kid from a current headline.
And I've got about 5-6 others that I look at every now & then, itching to click on the file and getting back to them.
Saw some stuff here & there.....
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - Loved this. A sweet movie, great performances, and a killer soundtrack.
Burn After Reading - Smart & fun as hell.
Milk - Really well done. Sean Penn was superb, and Gus Van Sant really poured his heart into this.
Let The Right One In - A stunner.
Role Models - Funniest movie of the year of good, funny movies. Also loved Tropic Thunder, but Role Models is better. Jane Lynch is great in support - will someone give this lady an award already?!
The Day The Earth Stood Still - Not horrible.
Changeling - Interesting story. Had the pace of a dead tortoise but was a decent film, just something I'd never really watch again.
Can't wait to see: The Wrestler, Benjamin Button