I must have gotten more done on the first act of LUCY last week than I thought, because I didn’t have to spend much time on it today, and for the most part, it’s done.
Hooray for me.
While I’m extremely happy with the way everything’s working out so far, I’ve also been mulling over what happens in Act Two, aka the vast wasteland.
It is somewhat daunting to be starting on the bulk of the story, which is why I’m really glad to be fine-tuning everything now. I can figure out what works and what doesn’t. I’m also really glad I set up those plot point milestones, which will help me get where I want to go. That western and train checklist has also come in handy.
I’ve started plotting out what happens as Act Two gets underway, but still need a plausible way to get to my page 45 twist. Somewhere in there I’d like to introduce my bounty hunter character (and I already have his name ready). What would be even cooler is to somehow tie him in to what we’ve already seen, but I think I can do that too.
Movie of the Moment: I took V to see HARRY POTTER 7 yesterday. A little long, but seems like a nice start to wrapping the whole thing up. I remember when the book came out, a reviewer commented on “HP and the never-ending camping trip.” Which was on full display. Despite the occasional question (“What did he say?, What does that mean?, etc”), V seemed really enjoy it. I’m sure we’ll see part 2 next summer.
There was also the requisite GREEN LANTERN trailer, which V was very excited about. I am also guilty about that, despite Ryan Reynolds still being better for the part of Barry Allen rather than Hal Jordan. But that’s what they get for not asking me.
I did watch PIRATE RADIO earlier today. It was a blast. I didn’t realize Richard Curtis wrote and directed it; he wrote FOUR WEDDINGS & A FUNERAL, NOTTING HILL and wrote and directed LOVE, ACTUALLY. After I learned that, I could see similarities between some of the films. Multi-character storylines with one main character tying the whole thing together. And he collaborated with Rowan Atkinson on some of the later Blackadders, so you know his comedy skills are top-notch.
But getting back to PIRATE RADIO. Lots of funny stuff, most of it possibly true, and just a fun story. It also had the requisite happy ending, but I won’t say how. Suffice to say, what led up to it was unexpected, but it all fit together very nicely.