Day 6 of Fiona’s Gone
It always feels so good to go back and read something and be pleasantly surprised by what you find. Now, I will never be satisfied with anything I ever write even after someone has taken out of my cold clamy hands (I’m not dead in this scenario but when I have to deal with other people and scripts, my hands get a little moist. It’s my anxiety, I’m sure of it. Same way I get when I watch IMAX movies but it doesn’t stop me from watching them. Side rant over) but I can be pleased with a few scenes I created from scratch.
The main character has to go back to an old friend turned enemy to ask a favor. There is no other options for the main character if he wants at chance at re-election. They face off. Tension is high but The Shield tv show is discussed. They find a nice balance. The two discuss business. The main character ends the business reminding his old friend that anyone that knows everything is a bad person to be on the wrong side of. This visit is over but these two will meet again.
I feel parts of a Western in the scene. Maybe a little Sergio Leone (in spirit, of course). Definitely opening scene of Inglorious Bastards. Thank you Hans Landa. It’s nice to feel good about a scene I create from nothing; it’s even better to know some of the masters paved a path for me to follow. It’s silly to try to reinvent a wheel that will always be the same. Something something sincerest form of flattery, right?
bigstar screenwriting competition deadline: 18 days away