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March 30, 2007

a big fish opens up his mouth

the popular screenwriter John August runs an excellent blog in which he answers a multitude of questions about writing and the creative life :: some of the writing veers toward the technical, but much of it is a rare and personal view into the craft of writing movies :: johnaugust.com


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Unrelated to this post, but have you seen this video? Duckling feeding the fish!

Posted by: Lhyzz at March 30, 2007 2:20 PM

oops, I guess html doesn't work in the comments. Here's the URL: http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/93745/Baby_Duckling_Feeds_Carp_In_Pond.html

Posted by: Lhyzz at March 30, 2007 2:25 PM

Thejohnaugust.com sight was not working but I google had it cached. This is a very good read and was nice to here someone with such real practical knowledge.

Posted by: Juan Marinara at March 30, 2007 5:28 PM

how do you join the 'org' i have no idea and google just confused me..thanks :)

Posted by: amelia sanders at March 30, 2007 6:58 PM

I love it when creative people take time to share not only their finished projects, but their processes. Their methods and philosophies. It's really inspiring for me.

Posted by: Ben at March 30, 2007 7:10 PM

www.zefrank.org just register !!

Posted by: flogged dog at March 30, 2007 7:30 PM

That's brilliant- thanks.

That cideo clip of the duckling feeding carp is pretty sweet too.

Posted by: Morgyn at March 30, 2007 9:26 PM

I like the topic of success and how it is measured. Is it an internal phenomenon or is success something that is external.

Posted by: Rod Longwood at March 31, 2007 8:26 AM

As you read through this guy's great practical advice, remember to review his real-world work at some point. He is quite popular. If you think his movies are great, then that's even more support for his methods. If his movies aren't quite what you'd aspire to, take that into consideration when reading . . .

Posted by: Imagine at April 1, 2007 12:01 PM

Lenny Bruce is dead but his ghost lives on and on
Never did get any Golden Globe award, never made it to Synanon.
He was an outlaw, that's for sure,
More of an outlaw than you ever were.
Lenny Bruce is gone but his spirit's livin' on and on.

Maybe he had some problems, maybe some things that he couldn't work out
But he sure was funny and he sure told the truth and he knew what he was talkin'
about. Never robbed any churches nor cut off any babies' heads,
He just took the folks in high places and he shined a light in their beds.
He's on some other shore, he didn't wanna live anymore.

Lenny Bruce is dead but he didn't commit any crime
He just had the insight to rip off the lid before its time.
I rode with him in a taxi once, only for a mile and a half,
Seemed like it took a couple of months.
Lenny Bruce moved on and like the ones that killed him, gone.

They said that he was sick 'cause he didn't play by the rules
He just showed the wise men of his day to be nothing more than fools.
They stamped him and they labeled him like they do with pants and shirts,
He fought a war on a battlefield where every victory hurts.
Lenny Bruce was bad, he was the brother that you never had.

Posted by: rasberry Beret at April 2, 2007 8:59 PM

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