Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Happy Halloween!

From 7 years ago...

Remember that blog entry on the nature of art, where I talked about that sculpture of the dancing 1950s boy holding up the American flag on the corner of Victory Blvd and Buena Vista in Burbank? And how it would be cool if someone put something else in the boys hand?



Well, the problem was I needed a ladder or the cover of darkness to replace the flag with the bloody skull. I was afraid that once I put the skull in his out-reached hand it would be taken down quickly, so I had to put the skull there and snap a picture ASAP. And I underestimated the height of the sculpture. Without a ladder and without the ability to use a shopping cart or something tio get the skull into his right hand, I could only put it in his left hand... so that's what I did. I have no idea if it lasted the whole day, but it was up both going to and coming from Burbank - a couple of hours.

FRIDAYS WITH HITCHCOCK: I was hoping to get the Rebecca entry up today, but ran into an unusual snag - a major part of the screenwriting lesson is on setting the mood for your script, which REBECCA does wonderfully... but I really wanted to cut & paste a passage or two from the script as an illustration. But I could not find the script anywhere on line! So I have ordered the screenplay from one of those online script shops (Planet Megamall) and am watching the mailbox for its arrival. Thought it might have arrived in time to finish the blog entry and post it today, but it's looking like it will be up a week from today. Sorry! And just wait - watch the script be a crappy example!

- Bill

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

TODAY'S SCRIPT TIP: Contrast! - and why Michael had to be the lead in THE GODFATHER, not Fredo and not Sonny.
Dinner: Hummus sandwich at Togos - I wanted to spice it up with BBQ sauce, but they didn't have any.
Pages: Working on some stuff for AFM.
Bicycle: Ride to NoHo and back.

1 comment:

Emily Blake said...

Score. Many of us have wished to do something like that, but only you had the courage to act on it. You, sir, are a hero.

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