Misc. Manias

Books and movies.  Movies and books.  Where would we be without them, and where would they be without each other nowadays.  The lines are very thin between the two.  They feed off each other.  Popular books become films and popular films become books.  I believe both are valuable to writers, what to do, and what NOT to do with our own work.

This month I would have to recommend reading William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, by Ian Doescher.  Why?  Because everyone needs a big belly laugh.  “Verily.  A New Hope.”  I have not read anything else by Doescher, but what I have read makes me realize how good he is.  Hilarious and quite the nod to the immortal Bard, William Shakespeare.  And also because I LOVE the original Star Wars trilogy.

Suggested Movie of the month would have to be His Girl Friday starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, two of the best actors to ever grace the silver screen!  But when you add the acting chops of these two amazing stars to   Dialogue, dialogue, and more dialogue you have a genius moment in cinema. The Movie is based from a play The Front Page written by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht, and Charles MacArthur.  The screenplay was written by Charles Lederer.