Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Reading between the lines

As always, as I start find things to do with my free time, the blog is the first thing to suffer. There's something wrong with that.

12:30 a.m. is not the best time to write.

Or maybe it is. Maybe you're more honest at 12:30 in the morning, with a couple of pints in your belly, and a rye and coke at your side as you sit at the computer, waiting for the dryer to buzz so you can go to bed and not wonder if the stupid dryer is going to burst into flames while you sleep.

Had a script reading tonight, for the movie I'm shooting this summer. Not with the actors. Well, with *one* of the three primary actors. Who, much to my glee, was not alienated after reading through the entire script. Hooray!

Reading went well, though I'm still not 100% sure what I was trying to get out of it. I made a few script notes, but mostly minor things -- typos and lines that were either awkward to read, or sounded awkward being read. And there's about half of a scene -- the first scene, actually -- that I think I'll be rewriting. Which doesn't come as a big surprise, as I probably wrote it a couple of years before the 90% of the script that I finished in the last few months. It feels different. And not in a good way.

Oh, and I also discovered that I loved the way my lead actor's voice sounded on a lot of the lines in the second half of the script. Not a bad thing to discover.

Also, it was pretty much mutually decided that "I'll take the gum too," is the best line in the script. I know it doesn't look like much out of context, but coming at the end of the what goes on in that scene...it's priceless, if I do say so myself.

Oh, and somebody tonight said, "You need to have sex; with somebody else," to me, which pretty much takes the award for harshest criticism I've heard in a long fucking time.

True, maybe. But still harsh.

5 comments:

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