Sunday, October 31, 2010

Okay. I Think I Have This Figured Out... goes.

I'm sticking with The Orchid With the Petals of Velvet.  I love the title.  Screw it.  I need to stick to my guns and edit later.

I also figured out how to do what I originally wanted to do with the female lead, which was make her the main protagonist.  The crisis is gonna be hard, but I'm sure I'll figure something out.

2/3 through page one.  This is gonna be good.



Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thinking is Hard

So...I'm trying to work on this synopsis/character bio/whatever.

And I'm debating on something else, now.

For the sake of the class, and our understanding on the screenplay form, we have to choose one protagonist, and have the bulk of the story revolve around them.

Who exactly to choose?

I could go with the female lead, one of the most popular girls at a brothel.  Think Edwige Fenech in Case of the Bloody Iris...only instead of modeling, she sells sex.

Or I could go with the male lead, a detective assigned to investigate a series of murders involving girls who work in the brothel.  Only reference I can think of is Liam Cunningham in Card Player.  Only younger.

While I want this to be led by the female lead, I have a feeling the male lead is gonna be the more logical way to go for the story to propel forward.  But I think the female character is far more interesting.

I dunno.  Maybe a little sleep and a day at work, where I do my best daydreaming, will help.

In case my boss reads this, I'm just kidding.  I don't daydream at work.  I work diligently and sell like a pro.  My last name should be Credible.  Just say it aloud.  Justin Credible.  Dammit, I'm gonna make that catch.

Anyhow, off to bed.  Gotta start Halloween with a morning meeting.  Blah.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Okay, I'll Explain

This whole title situation...

I'm in a screenwriting class.  I was anticipating a big assignment by coming up with my own giallo to write an outline and treatment for.

I've been having a hard time with a title, because I love my title for it, but I have a feeling the people in the class who are unaware of gialli (in other words, all of them) will look at me like a dumbass.

My title for the script: The Orchid with the Petals of Velvet.

I dunno why but I love this title.  Lurid yet delicate, like a lost giallo from 1971.

I've tried shortening it to Velvet Orchid but it sounds like some Zalman King Skinemax softcore thingy to me.

Anyhow, we ended up getting the big assignment about an hour after I posted the last entry.  So now I'm really debating on what to do with the title.

I'm sure I'll figure it out.  Maybe something will hit me when I start the synopsis/character bio.

If you come up with any more ideas, please let me know.  I am reading them, and I like what I've seen so far.  The first part of the assignment is due Tuesday, so I have until Monday night to make a decision.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Need Your Answer

This one may require Babel Fish translation.  I had to use it to write this question.

You're a hip film distributor and the year is 1970.

You just picked up a groovy little thriller from Italy by some guy whose name you can't pronounce.  All you know about him is right now he's making more money than Fellini in his home country.

The film revolves around "working girls" of a brothel getting killed by someone in a trench coat and fedora.

In its original language, the movie is called "L'orchidea con i petali di velluto"

The marketing guy tells you the literal translation is gonna be too long for theater marquees and posters.  You need something shorter yet still snazzy.

What do you name it?

I'll explain after I get your answers.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

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All is well in the world.