Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pandora thinks Mars Ill is like LA Symphony...I guess I agree

I've been lying awake at night thinking and it’s eerily unsettling. Things are running through my head that haven’t ever run through my head before. They aren't bad...but I can't yet tell you all that they are. I haven’t ever been able to not go to sleep due to my thoughts. I consider myself a deep thinker but I’m always able to think a little bit before I go to bed and than carry on my thinking when I awake. But recently I’ll just lie there staring into the light not focusing my eyes on anything in particular. 

My hearts been heavy recently but that’s not the reason of my inability to sleep. I’ve been able to go to sleep when my hearts been heavy before. 

My brother, while watching a Syracuse basketball game last week at Beef, told me that we should start writing a screenplay and so one night that I lie awake I did just that. It’s hard to write a screenplay kind of like writing a symphony, which my mom told me I couldn’t do after I told her that I could. I’ll write one before I die. Believe that. So I got a piece of paper and while in my hole began to write a screenplay. I’d give you the premise of the screenplay but I’m afraid you’d steal it and write a better one before I finished. I can tell you that it’s mildly based around my life. (Obviously the easiest screenplay to write. It’s my first one I thought I’d take on something more easy.) But that’s not the thing that I think you’re going to steal. I wrote the first scene. It’s hard to write dialogue perfect but not too perfect.

Dialogue that’s too perfect is like…The Gilmore Girls…so perfect that it’s awful and very unrealistic. Dialogue too fast to been even reasonably true. That’s not even mentioning that Lorelai acts younger than her daughter which makes the show even more awful. I bought a season of The Gilmore Girls for my sister last year for Christmas…that just shows you how much I love my sister. 

I’d just like to say that Seinfeld is the best sitcom ever created hands down. It’s not even close. The next best sitcom is probably Frasier. I know every girl in America would say that Friends is the best. I have no idea why girls like Friends so bloody much. Maybe because they wish they would be like the girls on friends? Let me give you an analogy of how much better Seinfeld is than Friends. Seinfeld is to Friends as Jennifer Aniston is to Sarah Jessica Parker. And I think we all know how ugly guys think Sarah Jessica Parker is. One girl tried to tell me once that Sarah wasn’t ugly because she wore cute clothes. I said nope, homegirls ugly is she’s wearing Prada or Kmart. If Brad Pitt but on a uni I'd still have a mancrush on him. My best friend doesn’t like Seinfeld. I don’t know how we get along. 

If you’re good at writing screenplays I’d love to have some help sometime. I don’t know that much about it other than I know how to make good dialogue between individuals. If you have good ideas or can write very well and want to sit down with me and help me than let me know. 

My friend just called me and she was drunk. I enjoy it when people call me when they are drunk. It’s like having my own personal audio honesty box. That people trust me enough that they feel that they can call me when they are drunk to talk to me is a hardcore compliment to me. Thanks. 

Things for you to comment about:
Why am I not sleeping? 
The best sitcom ever and why?
And if you were to write a screenplay what would the premise be? 
Any other thoughts. 

Love. War.  

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samantha said...

1. it's 6am and i'm still awake
2. i will fight you until i die to prove gilmore girls is the single best sitcom out there
3. working on a screenplay about 3 friends who take a spontaneous trip to boston to get away from their trapped lives of bad fiance, bad boyfriend, much too busy to be healthy life, etc. road trip brings out the best and the worst of the three, but healing happens. sounds cornier than it is!

page, why am I still awake?!

Jean-Paul said...

1. I always find that when I write, I don't sleep.

2. I'm not sure, but Seinfeld is good - a show about nothing, brilliant.

3. I'm writing a TV cartoon, but, like yourself, I'm overly paranoid about idea theft, but I will say that the main character is the alien I animated walking on my site.

4. As for writing a feature script, I find the hardest part is getting over the weight of how long the thing has to be. However, I find writing a 22 minute TV show easy-ish. So, maybe you could try breaking up your script into 4 or 5 episodes, therefore tackling them in smaller, less intimidating, doses/segments. And maybe reading the very very good book, "Story" by Robert McKee.

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