I’ve just watched diner the film Diner (1982). It’s strange how some films pass you by without catching your attention. And then, years later, you have the joy of discovering them. Diner features a young Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, and Ellen Barkin. It’s a well put together film.
- Graham Greene’s treatment for The Third Man is uncannily similar to the theatrical release. The big difference is Holly Martins – Greene’s character is more likeable than Carol Reed’s.
- Charming an audience with a story is like making new friends. Breaking the ‘rules’ and confounding expectations is akin to poor social etiquette.
- How a story is framed, from whose viewpoint, is critical. The Great Gatsby told through Gatsby’s eyes would be a completely different story.
- 80s artists – Basquiat, or Haring?
- Editing thoughts – changing the words I originally wrote, to better communicate what I meant to say. And then, changing the things I meant to say, in order to make them sound more elegant. And finally, rewriting the whole thing to fit in with the truth of whom the characters are.
- The luck of the market – there before the grace of... the market.