February 6, 2012
Finally, saw Drive. Thomas Bell brought it out yesterday and we all watched it. Really enjoyed it. Minimalist story, told well. Albert Brooks is fantastic as a stand-up mobster. Also recently saw Hugo and The Adventures of Tin Tin (weak stories, outrageous cinema techniques, which is the problem, it's all technique and no humanity), and before that I saw The Descendants, which has a sweet arc and has great humanity.
Speaking of the Ryan Gosling movie Drive can you believe some woman has sued the producers of Drive, claiming false advertising. Based on the trailer she thought she was going to see a movie like Fast And Furious. Just funny. For my money, Drive spins brodies around Fast & Spurious, I mean Furious. It would be like suing Kristen Wiig and the producers of Bridesmaids because you thought were going to see Brideshead Revisited.
I continue working on the Bob Paul commission. John Boessenecker wants to lean on the fact that Paul is massive at six four and 240, so I expanded the sketches to give him a bit more of a barrel chest.
In Defense of Savagery
"If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it."