Friday, April 4, 2008
Ten Days of Shock
Had to return Shock Doctrine to the library, it's on a request list and I was only permitted to have it for ten days and an amazing ten days it was. I'll request it again and take up where I left off but I need a break from it, having gotten as far as a chapter titled "Iraq Erased." Back under the spell of the cinema tonight, but feeling irritable as I worked because Screenplay 2 seemed lacking in every conceivable respect, and I'm finding no opportunity to make the protag more likeable, or to give any of the supporting characters more depth as I had vowed to do, and feeling annoyed that there is next to no opportunity to get any wit into the dialogue, unlike the case with a stage play, where all one did was bounce from one springboard of "cleverness" to another, the language of the screen being so stripped down. Ah well.