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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I am going to go look up the The ScreenWriters New Year

At this time of year I always swear that I'll finish my script by this time next year.

Go ahead and laugh I laugh too.

It's a routine now. I like doing it. I have to do it. Even if it's complete bullshit. I'll light my own light at the end of the tunnel.

Here we go.......... This time next year, I'll be shopping around a script that I am very proud of.

I guess that means I do intend to care some point...... hmmmmmm maybe I do already.

Happy New Year to all you Screenplay Writers!

Do you know that our New Years celebration starts today and ends February 25th. That's a lot of champagne and take out.

Oh is that weird I drink champagne ( it's not always really champagne ) and watch the oscars? I make a toast to the winner of best screenplay. I hope it's to you one day. Then I can say..... Hey! I read her blog! The Show Must Go On and her blog Planet Pooks and her blog Celluloid blonde LOL Now that's excitemet and worth wishing for!

I know we don't write to win anything but from now until the big annoucements. People know we are out here. Hoping we do something that will be really entertaining. Maybe create a great role for someone. Introduce us to a part of ourselves.......

I know you are out there. Working hard. Torturing yourself. And yes, of course I truly believe it's all for my viewing pleasure. The audience of one. All good movies give you that feeling.

Here is the other good thing about a long New Years Celebration.

I haven't seen one.....not one of these movies......

Adapted screenplay
“Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” (20th Century Fox)
Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Peter Baynham & Dan Mazer
Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Peter Baynham & Anthony Hines & Todd Phillips
“Children of Men” (Universal)
Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
Screenplay by William Monahan
“Little Children” (New Line)
Screenplay by Todd Field & Tom Perrotta
“Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Screenplay by Patrick Marber

Original screenplay
“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
Written by Guillermo Arriaga
“Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
Screenplay by Iris Yamashita
Story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis
“Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Written by Michael Arndt
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse)
Written by Guillermo del Toro
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)
Written by Peter Morgan


Amy W said...

If it makes you feel better, I have not seen any of them either.

Jennifer said...

It does make me feel better.... First, I'll see if any of them are still in the theater and then see if I can rent any of them.

I just find myself wondering......what was the last movie you saw in the theatre?

cinemagypsy said...

Oh you have to see Little Miss Sunshine. It's on DVD.

Jennifer said...

Cinema- G
Can Zach watch it? I'd love to see it.

max said...

Thanks for the Oscar thought. Yes, Little Miss Sunshine is kid safe.

Jennifer said...

Cool, I get to see Little miss sunshine then... Max, I shower you and your group with oscar gold. It feels right. : )

Miriam said...

Borat just pissed me off, made me think too much about what those around him knew when he was filming- thought my husband liked it.

Children of Men gave me a migraine (too long on the shoulder-cam combat shots) and I had to curl up on th efloor for a long while after that. Excellent premise, poor execution.

Little Miss is your best bet! I loved it, but I'm kind of a sap.

pooks said...

Thanks for the Oscar-thoughts!

The only one of those I saw was The Queen, though I'm going to see Little Miss Sunshine in the next couple of days.