Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Finding The Right Time

Work Buddy and I have been a bit lax on one of the projects. Not good. We’ve planned to sit down and get back up to speed but the stuff that brings money in has got in the way every time.

Driving back to London yesterday, we discussed what still needed to be done. Top of the list is neither of us like the opening scene.

It had been written late in the day to elevate the mystery and give the audience sight of a character whose later actions would set the story in motion. Then the title would kick in and we concentrate on setting up the main character before the shit hits the fan.

The scene wasn’t brilliant. At a page and a half there wasn’t really enough there but we hadn’t put in the time to come up with anything better. And neither of the industry people who had read the script off the record had flagged it up as being shit.

“Let’s not worry about it now,” I said. “Its time will come.” When there isn’t an immediate deadline, it helps to let these things gestate until they’re ready.

This morning, when I woke up, I reached for the note pad. Obviously today was the day.

4 Comments:

At 4:17 pm, Blogger wcdixon said...

So, did you hit it out of the park? Post it and let the 'phere decide. I know, go f*ck myself.

 
At 4:48 pm, Blogger Bang2Write said...

I would never tell anyone to go f*ck themselves. Good spelling is way too important. The word is FUCK. Use it with pride. ; )

 
At 5:38 pm, Blogger Riddley Walker said...

Will, we're planning on battering you with the whole damn thing, if you'd have the time to spare on giving us a read-through and any comments...

Yeah, it does sound like he's (as usual, the annoying sod) going to hit it out of the park with this one. From what he described on the phone a few hours back, it now feels right in a way it didn't quite before.

 
At 10:15 pm, Blogger wcdixon said...

Look forward to it. Hey, Riddley...a new post please. I'm getting tired of seeing Damn You Dixon every time I stop by...lol

 

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