Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tasty Brains...

Ah, that wonderful time of year where everything piles up at once.


I just turned in two papers for the same class within a day of each other.  One was a ten page research paper comparing sexuality in 70's American horror and 70's Italian horror.  The other was a five page paper explaining how Mikel J. Koven's La Dolce Morte is an excellent source for my ten page research paper.

Proud of myself considering the research paper though.  I managed to write 1000 words of it in under two hours right before class.  I would say God Bless AMP energy drink, but that stuff is the devil and should only be taken in moderation.

Yesterday I had to take an obviously much needed break.  Between the paper on Tuesday, and work that night, I was totally spent.  Coworkers were telling me to go home and get some rest.  I really must've looked like shit.  Ended up taking a nap while doing laundry, and my body thanked me for every extra minute of rest.

Anyhow, I used the four-hour break between classes today to write my proposal for next semester's independent study.  May have bitten off more than I can chew.  But considering I only have one other class at a time, I oughta be able to pull it off.

Considering taking my professor's advice and mixing giallo with a "more profitable" genre for this new screenplay.  So that might be my next project (romantic comedy still going on, too).  I remembered an old sci-fi concept that I always kept on the back burner because I'm not much of a sci-fi fan.  But I figured out how to use that concept to cleverly disguise my giallo aesthetics into something with sequel potential.  Because how many giallo movies have sequels? (Nothing Underneath doesn't count)

Since I have a lack of sci-fi knowledge, I proposed adding a Film Series of some sci-fi movies to acquaint myself with some movies that I think are similar to what I want.  Mainly Strange Days,and  eXistenZ (which I have seen).

Which leads me to ask: What do you guys think of Strange Days?  Would you see another movie with similar ideas?

Okay. I'm gonna fart around for another half hour.  Then off to 70's class!


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