Monday, March 10, 2008

catch up

OK the blog has gone a bit slow. I blame scribomatic - I mean the idea that up to 300 beady-eyed scribes all over the globe might be reading your hasty prose - within seconds of posting it - is a little intimidating don't you think?

So about the script - it's starting to go out. At this stage I always like to get feedback from 'punters' - people who aren't in any way connected to the industry but who may like to go and see the film. This can be very useful.

Now I didn't set out to do this - but I seem to have written a story which men get excited about but which doesn't exactly get women dancing in the aisles. Hmmm. Women seem to want more of the 'family relationships' aspect of it - which is not really what the story is about. This is odd since, as a writer, I'm not really drawn to 'man films'. I'm not going to queue to see There Will be blood no matter how many plaudits it receives. Oil? - Sorry but no. Well not that kind of oil. Cooking oil possibly. Sun tan oil maybe. But drilled oil - agggghh .

Anyway have you ever found a particular script you've written appeals to certain folks more than others?

What else? - there isn't too much else that I can say right now about script progress* except that things continue to move forward and I've learned not to say 'no' straight away to suggestions (even when I want to - ha!) and that it is better not to have too many encumbrances too early on. Hmm.

Ok for anyone who might be in a writerly quandary right now - there's always the runes. Type in any question you need the answer to.
I was just piffing about and asked about my script and got wunjo (in the critical position). 'Wunjo is a rune of the gods and of perfection, carrying with it the elation that blazes from the creation of a perfect work - perhaps this is the true joy of the gods, that they can create perfection. That aside, this rune does not focus on the struggle for perfection or on our inevitable imperfections, but rather on a job well done and the satisfaction that comes from it.'

Yee haaa!



potdoll said...

I am struggling to get myself into the cinema to watch There Will be Blood, too.

I have just asked the runes a question and now I am depressed.

Do you think if you have a script that pleases men then you're in a better position to get financing?

Far Away said...

Hi Pot - oh dear I hope you didn't just take one card.

No I don't think so at all (do you?)

It needs to just get a consistently good response and people should want to make it. Getting finance is probably down to factors outside the writer's control and luck....

potdoll said...

in my limited experience so far that hasn't been the case. what is worrying though is the way that original scripts aren't getting money, only adaptations.

i did only take one card.

far away said...

Yes I suppose with adaptations - there's less of a risk factor - storywise...

The one card can be a bit brutal so I go for the fork or diamond!