I honestly didn’t expect rewriting the first ten pages to be this frustrating. Trying to set up the whole story in a different way than the previous version, which is more or less solidly planted in my mind, is much harder than I originally anticipated.
I jotted down some potential scenes that would work with how I want things to go. Some of them seem pretty good, but after I write them down, I wonder what the hell I was thinking.
It’s also an effort to try to incorporate story elements into these scenes that will pay off later. Always important.
Once I come up with scenes that I not only like, but feel best show the sequence of events, I’m really hoping the rest of it falls into place. But for now, I still work on setting the whole thing up.
It’ll happen. I’m just impatient about wanting to move on.
-Movie of the Moment – 13 ASSASSINS by Takashi Miike. Imagine the Seven Samurai (plus six) assigned with the top secret mission of liquidating the Shogun’s psychotic brother.
Not as gory as I’d been led to believe, especially considering Miike’s background, but a genuinely rousing samurai adventure story.
My only complaint – a little hard keeping track of some of the title characters. A few are more prominent than the others, so it’s easy to follow their stories. The rest? Not so much.
Apart from that, just a lot of fun. Apparently his next film is called NINJA KIDS, about pre-tweens learning how to be ninjas. I hope it’s family-friendly. V would probably love it.