Thursday, September 01, 2005

It's oh so quiet

Not much blogging at the moment, due to a sudden rush of work (hurrah!). That's actual paying work, rather than the filmscript, children's fantasy novel and treatment for an animated kids series that I've currently been working on, all of which are entirely on spec. Good for the soul though - the feeling I get finishing a chapter of the Cabinet, or bashing out a silly road movie script is like nothing else. Sometimes I genuinely get quite giddy.

Thanks to lee for pointing me to the wikipedia page on dolly zooms and GW Richard who printed me off the relevant page from Free Dictionary which will give me an hours reading on the train home, as I'm quite slow with facts.

The quite quite marvellous Danny Stack has responded magnificently to a question I asked him about what to expect when you've written a
space vampire movie in the same week that William Goldman and, say John August have sold space vampire scripts (they haven't, it was just an example). I haven't written a space vampire movie either. One 'Lifeforce' was probably enough (imdb link ommitted entirely deliberately).

Anyway - normal service will be resumed in a week or so, unless something astonishingly entertaining happens in the meantime. Or, you know, I get confused about bowls of beans or something.

ALMOST INSTANT UPDATE: The best DVD review ever. There's something almost classically elegant about it.

11 comments:

suzanne said...

or in case you have new info on either of the steves, i hope.

steve said...

The thing is, "Lifeforce" was an utterly mutilated version of the novel "The Space Vampires", by Colin Wilson, which was actually a cracking read. The problem was that they cut all the interesting bits and turned it into another zombie movie.

smoo2 said...

Blue Cat forum is back up and running, by the way.

smoo2 said...

Is the vicious rumour true about the GW DVD, James, - not out until March 2006? Or don't they tell writers things like that?

*Much sobbing can be heard around various popular forums*

james henry said...

I don't know, to be completely honest. I'm GWing all next week, so if I get a definite date I'll put it. Personally I'm assuming they'd want to get the Christmas market, but who knows?

As you've guessed, writers don't get told things like that.

poppy said...

please say channel 4 are wrong/lying.

JonnyB said...

I'd be happy to write a review about it if required.

james henry said...

I meant to say, I've got some old laserdiscs I might send you to review sometime. And some printed punchcards.

Ooh, Incan knot filing system! Always a favourite...

JonnyB said...

"Really well-formed holes"

cello said...

Oh, I love those. Can't stand badly-formed ones.

Nicole said...

Ok, you know what? I can't deal with this not posting thing. First Here Be Dragons and now you.

What am I supposed to DO with my life?