I’ve been seeing a ton of great writing recently. Not in print mind you, I’ve been woefully inadequate in my reading habits lately, but on screen.
Skyfall was just fantastic. The direction was brilliant, the cinematography a veritable bath of candy for my eyes, and the script- well damn. The actors of course brought it to life with gusto, but they couldn’t have done so without the words there to work with. Javier Bardem took it and ran with it, to great, great effect.
Some possible spoilers (but amazing images) in an album of amazing shots from Skyfall.
Also, something you may not have seen, is a cartoon called Gravity Falls, which I’ve been hearing all all about and finally started watching. It’s a) extremely well written b) cute c) hilarious d) all of the above.
I can’t wait to see Grampton St. Rumpterfrabble as the rousable cockswain Saunterblugget Hampterfuppinshire.
Here’s an episode to get you interested. I hope it can get some more buzz so we can see more episodes; the writers on this one have got it goin’ on!
And then there’s Wreck It Ralph. Amazing! The script is just awesome. I’ve never heard the term “Pixar Level Script” until I heard people all abuzz about this film. And it’s true.
How awesome for Pixar to have put out such a consistently amazing product that it’s become synonymous with tight storytelling. Trailer below.
And now I’m off to the cafe to sit and think and drink awhile while I stir the pots that have been simmering on my back burners. Recently my mind stove has upgraded from a two element deal to four. :O! This means I have to pick my next project? I have multiples I could be pursuing? Man oh man. Well, time to go suss them out.
Thanks for reading. Hope you get a chance to take in some amazing storytelling on the big or small screen!
P.S. Cloud Atlas is next up on my list, and hopefully this week I’ll get to Seven Psychopaths as well. It’s a good fall for movies!