Posts Tagged ‘movies’

The dragon has been slayed — slain? um, skewered or something

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

I completely redid the synopsis for Scandal and tweaked the chapters and emailed them to my agent to see what she thinks.

In re Music and Lyrics (what a dumb title!) I still think there was no chemistry (the hot kind) between Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore, but I also laughed a lot during the movie and there is that naked torso to consider.


Igor, hand me that scalple

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Today was Fix the Scandal Synopsis Day, if by fix I mean start completely over. Which is exactly what I mean. I’m about three quarters of the way through and I think it’s way better so far. I just haven’t worked out the scope thing, the extra scandal to add. I have some ideas, but I need to notebook at the gym tomorrow morning to get clear on it.

I went to see Music and Lyrics this afternoon. Totally cute movie. Lots of great lines for Hugh Grant, really funny ones. Very enjoyable movie. Drew Barrymore was good, too. I’m not sure yet because I’m still in that post-movie 24 hour period during which I love every movie I see (except the remake of Planet of the Apes which is the worst movie ever made). I think there was perhaps a lack of chemistry between Hugh and Drew. But I went to the movie fresh off of wrangling with my hero and heroine in Scandal, and those two are angsty-edgy-hot which this movie was not, so maybe I was projecting. But I think it’s true. I feel compelled to note, however, that Hugh Grant has an awesome naked torso and I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to whoever thought of leaving the camera on a medium-close shot of Hugh Grant’s naked torso for a quite significant time. Thank you, also for his jeans during that scene, which were low riders. There was some female skin on view as well, but not Drew’s, so gentlemen so inclined would also have reason to thank designers who feel compelled to save the environment by using very small amounts of sparkly cloth.

Anyway, I am happy with my progress on the Scandal synopsis and hope to have it finished by tomorrow.


Slow progress through a morass of distractions

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Sigh. Writing has been like pulling teeth today. I wrote a lot of words but deleted a lot, too. I saw Pan’s Labyrinth today. I really expected to like this movie a lot. But I didn’t. It’s a really good movie, interesting enough to recommend, particularly as a rental. But the trailers and reviews all suggested that the young protagonist falls in love with the faun. Um, no. They must have been thinking of some other movie. Because there is no love in this movie, I mean that in a very stark way. I was disappointed because the movie was not what I expected. But still, positively not a waste of time or money and the actors were all wonderful. I’d like to see more movies like this. The good news is that my son has agreed to see Music and Lies with me. Yay! I like Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore.

Word Count for Magellan’s Witch: 36,019

Anyway. Back to get a few more words squeezed out. Tonight’s goal is to get to 36,500 since that will give me over my minimum for the day. Depending on how things go I may have to put off the Scandal synopsis fix until Monday. Also, I’m tired and will be going to bed shortly.