Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Fighting a cold and demons

It's been tiring, fighting this cold I've had for almost a week. There have been a couple of times I wanted to get on here.

First of all, "In Her Shoes" is a wonderful movie. Better than "Crash", "Brokeback" and "Capote", in my book. I thought it was going to be a chick flick and had my reservations, despite the marketing attempts to sell it as a universal themed picture. For once, the marketing people were right , though, they still did a shitty job of getting people to notice this film. Every single actor in this movie was stellar. In a year when critics were lamenting the lack of outstanding performances by actresses, there were three (Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz and Shirley Maclaine) that were all worthy of awards and were all better than Reese Witherspoon. That none of them received any attention during award seasons was a shortcoming on the critics, the industry, and the studio for not promoting the movie properly. And it was so superbly cast. There were characters actors I had never seen before who were so top notch.... Man, Curtis Hanson is at the top of his game. He is one of the best directors working right now.

This week, the script for my episode of "Squirrel boy" is going to be submitted. "Squirrel Boy", for you newcomers, is the animated series I am working on right now. I wrote my first draft and submitted it to the story editor. He said he really liked it. I am so relieved. For sure I thought I had done a shitty job and the whole thing would have to be rewritten. But after I read his polish this evening, I was pleasantly surprised. He added some material, but didn't really cut anything I'd written. I am very excited to hear what the network has to say.

Elliott called tonight and we spoke for about an hour. Toward the end, I feel like I rushed him off. Shitty of me. I was getting anxious about working on a new script. I hope to send him a copy of King's Highway this weekend.

That's all for now.


1 comment:

Cynthia Graf said...

I stumbled upon you in IMDB and then found this blog. I'm really enjoying reading your posts. They are such a great trip down memory lane for me. I'm sorry to hear about your son's illness and Matthew. Gosh, my memories of him are from the 7th grade.
Best of luck with your writing. Based on your blog entries, you are a terrific writer. Oh, and I totally agree with you about "In Her Shoes." Cindy (Graf - from NOHS - class of 1988)