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Monday, 20 August 2012

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Hello, blog. Feels like I've been ignoring you recently, it's just that I've been busy. Not that everyone else hasn't been busy, just that this particular type of busy has used up my writing mojo -- it's needed elsewhere right now.

Very sad about Tony Scott. I really dug a lot of his movies. Seen a few blogs and tweeters wondering about what happened, and why. We'll never know, and it's none of our business. His legacy remains: 'True Romance' is the one that'll go down in history. The others were a blast, and totally deserving of your time when you have a chance.

I got to see some athletics at the Olympic Stadium. Was magical. Everything about the games were fantastic. London came alive.

Have had no time to watch films recently, although I did find time to watch 'Manhattan' a few days ago. Such a perfect New York movie. I love the ending, when Ike tells Tracy he doesn't want her to go; but she explains that she has to -- and that it's only six months.

The most beautiful thing about the scene is the quiet wisdom of Woody's character. Six months is a long time, connections form. It's a sad truth; people think the way they feel is the way they feel, but a new place and new people change everything. And all Ike can do is cling on:

"I just don't want that thing about you that I like to change."

I always find that scene incredibly poignant. Woody drops the comedy act and gives us a purely human moment. One of the best films ever.

I need sleep.

Some people make absolutely no sense in emails.

When your script gets chopped up by the producer and then given back to you to patch up the huge mess, nobody remembers that the producer chopped it up - they just think the writer must be stupid.

I would like a high quality pizza.

I saw '360' in the cinema last week. Terrible movie, but Anthony Hopkins is fantastic in it. He's a level above pretty much everyone.

My top 5 films starring Jack Lemmon: The Apartment, Some Like It Hot, Grumpy Old Men, The Odd Couple, Days of Wine and Roses.

Actors I'm liking this year: Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, Greta Gerwig, Kevin Hart.

Currently listening to:

The Who
The Cure
Marvin Gaye
The Waterboys
Black Flag
Fort Minor

Goodnight.

Care to share?

4 comments:

  1. Just a little bit jealous you got to see some athletics at the Olympics. Glad to hear you enjoyed it and got into the spirit.

    Sounds like you're digging The Newsroom with that list of actors, well at least the first two.

    Who wouldn't want a high quality pizza? A fool is who.

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  2. I was listening to The Who's album Who's Next at the weekend. WOW!
    "Won't Get Fooled Again" is eight minutes and thirty two seconds of perfection.

    It's good to hear from you, let's hope your mojo is back soon.

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  3. We've missed you around these parts mate - good to hear your voice again. I'm currently listening to:

    Neil Young
    Prince
    Frank Ocean
    Maps and Atlases
    Regina Spektor
    and jack White

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  4. Nice post. I missed these.

    "Feels like I've been ignoring you recently, it's just that I've been busy. Not that everyone else hasn't been busy, just that this particular type of busy has used up my writing mojo -- it's needed elsewhere right now."

    It happens to me more often than I'd like, but I didn't know how to explain it. You put it so eloquently.

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