Month: April 2009
Film Manifestos – are they written when you’re feeling depressed, excited or a little hot? (when the weather’s changed) I wrote this yesterday when it was sunny and I was inside. Writing it lifted my spirits. I think I could get into it.
How to write a new narrative that is not based on our fertile potential.
This kind of narrative, the one that exists in the mainstream and a lot in the non mainstream, gets bored of women over 35 (pushing it to 40) and men over 60 (or never).
It dwells on romance and the family as its core value.
(Here’s the manifesto bit)
If we want society to find itself again (before it’s too late) we have to make films and tv that are about strangers looking after each other.
Not perfect people we’d like to procreate with.
(I have been and probably will be guilty of this)
and now for a drawing to think this through with:
thought to try and get a drawing response going with things i read on other film blogs…so here’s my first go – a sentence or two that geoff gilmore said here about the future of film finance gave rise to my pen thinking