Script Writing, A Work of Art that Inspires

23 Feb

The pups, Lola and Misiu, want in on the action.

The day has lingered away.  Work has brought us through another countless cycle; minutes running away from us, the moment is gone.

Writing is sometimes exactly like that.  One second you have a brilliant thought, the words’ spring to your mind and everything makes sense.  However, the words never make it to paper, the moment passes, just like that; the words that do come out are no longer the ones you envisioned.

The ability to put words to paper, and then have a living, breathing soul bring life to the chaos that has been swirling around in your head is magnificent.  Writing is a work of art, no matter if it is the good kind or the bad.  The person doing the writing is the only one that can ever know what the words sounded like upon their conception.

Script writing is a work of art, a form of writing that continually makes me sing its praises.  Words put to paper and then brought to life; materializing on the big screen.  The finished product is awe inspiring, well most of the time.

The Original screenplay and the adapted screenplay are two of my favorite Oscar categories.  I find myself searching bookshelves or unfortunately, the cyber space of bookshelves, Amazon, shortly after the awards so that I can decide whether I agree with the adapted screenplay nominations and the winner.  Of course, it is just an excuse, so I can play the ‘to busy, I’m doing research’ trump card, while I really curl up in my favorite reading chair, light candles and pour myself a glass of wine.

The Writers Guild Awards, which always come before the Oscars, gave the prestigious award of Best Original Screenplay to Midnight in Paris.  The film comes to life through the expression of inner thoughts and desires. The realization that each of us possesses the ability to fathom a realistic world in our minds; a world that only we can understand is surprisingly therapeutic. I advise my readers, if you have not yet seen the film do so and do not forget to allow the unexpected to creep into your mind.

Best adapted screenplay was awarded to The Descendants.  Warranted, I am not sure how I feel about that, just yet.  I have not read the book, so I cannot say whether the adaptation was stellar.  I was not a huge fan of the film, but as always, I usually enjoy the literature much better anyway.  I will have to get back to you on this one, but I have to say that, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo screenplay by Steven Zaillian; based on the novel by Stieg Larsson was, in my opinion, a very convincing adaptation.  I say this despite having read and listened to all the critics out there, you know who you are.

Another year of original and adapted screenplays bring to my writing a much-needed influx of motivation, stimulation and a reawakened sense of creativity.

 Now back to work! 


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