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    Default Another movie: itís all in the writing, directing, and editing.

    Couple of days ago I ranted about ďTop GunĒ and how blah it was.
    Last night I had the opposite reaction to a movie.
    Iíd never seen ďThe Bourne IdentityĒ. We were sick of poli-news and found it on Prime. Popped the corn.
    I was immediately enthralled from the first scene, a fishing boat 60 miles off the coast of Marseille in a thunderstorm. A crewman spots a body, with a rescue flasher, floating in the waves.
    I was hooked. First off, the writer never underestimates the intelligence of the viewer. Nothing is explained. You have to pay attention and the details unfold.
    If youíve never seen it, I wonít give anything away. But I will say itís a rollicking good yarn.
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    Default Re: Another movie: itís all in the writing, directing, and editing.

    But before I go, I have to tell all that there’s a chase, through Paris, in a first gen Mini.
    ITS CHAOS, BE KIND

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    Default Re: Another movie: itís all in the writing, directing, and editing.

    Good movie, excellent novel.


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    Default Re: Another movie: itís all in the writing, directing, and editing.

    if you liked the bourne identity you might like the bourne supremacy

    just say'n
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    Default Re: Another movie: itís all in the writing, directing, and editing.

    Have you ever written anything? Like a book, a story, a film, etc? For the last two and a half years I have been writing fiction. Mostly fantasy type stuff. None of it any good and nothing anyone here would like to read, but I enjoy it. A friend convinced me to give it a try and it gives me something to do, to look forward to every day.

    Anyway, since I have been writing I find that I look at every television program and film very differently than I did before. Essentially, it's kind of like 'yeah, I would have done that a bit differently', or 'o.k., I like how they did that'. I have a niece who is a prize-winning playwright who teaches at a private college in Tennessee, and she has asked me to look over her stuff from time to time, and to be honest, it was all way over my head. Now I would probably look at it very differently. Give it a try sometime. I think you will see what I mean by all this.

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    that is very cool mickey
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    Default Re: Another movie: itís all in the writing, directing, and editing.

    I like it. I have about ten friends who read it and give me feedback. I sent one to Aulikki awhile ago and she said she liked it. Of course, as kind as she is....



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    Default Re: Another movie: itís all in the writing, directing, and editing.

    Mickey, try going to the movies with a working actor who knows how the sausage is made and ruins everything
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    Default Re: Another movie: itís all in the writing, directing, and editing.

    Indeed, the Jason Bourne films are my all-time favorites. Matt Damon, along with the other cast members, do an outstanding job!

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    Default Re: Another movie: itís all in the writing, directing, and editing.

    Joe, one of my sons-in-law is in advertising, and he has produced some really big stuff that you've seen if you ever watch commercial television (his latest is the thing with Jeff Bridges talking about immunizations). Anyway, I get what you mean. He HAS to see behind the curtain on every single thing, wants to know how everything works and how everything is done. He is a fascinating guy, but not being able to just kick back and enjoy? I'd rather just leave the curtain where it is, though as I said, I sometimes find myself critiquing a scene and thinking, probably incorrectly, that I could have done it better.

    Mickey Lake
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