July 25th, 2004


It's 2 A.M., the fear is gone

awake, and a little bored. Websurfing, but with little content-- I keep coming back to horror.

I so want to do a horror movie.

I don't even come close until the third film in the queue. The first is a dark little comedy, the second a short suspense/thriller, and the third is a ghost story. The third is also the first feature-length.

I just have this urge to do something zombie-Cthulhu-ish, where the dead come to life, and they aren't really nice. And I'd really like it to be truly scary, not cheesy.

Extended features on DVDs really turn me on. Getting some insight into the writer, director, editor, special effects guys all make for a much more complex experience and a much more satisfying one, particularly when you want to make movies for a living.

The ideal: story is everything. All of the lighting, effects, actors, props, everything else should be there to support the story.

The actual: concept movies. Movies thought up by a team of hollywood execs, which only have redeeming value because there are enough talented people working on them to actually pull something off. And often movies that are utter crap just made to make money (*cough* House of the Dead *cough*).

I believe it is possible to make a good movie on a low budget.

But it has to start with a good story.

Because you can polish a turd as much as you want (*cough* Wild Wild West *cough*) but it's still a turd. And low budgets don't allow for a whole lot of polishing.

Must sleep now. And dream of flesh-eating zombies and dark things with tentacles.


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The Soundtrack to Your Life Survey

Make a soundtrack for your life, matching songs with the following:

Opening song: Carry on Wayward Son -- Kansas

Waking up: Under the Ice -- Kate Bush

First date: Don't Stand So to Me -- the Police

First kiss: Hot Hot Hot -- Squirrel Nut Zippers

Falling in love: The Sickness -- Disturbed

Seeing an old love: Wish YouWere Here -- Pink Floyd

Heartbreak: I need a Dirty Woman -- Pink Floyd

Driving fast: Drive -- Incubus

Getting ready to go out: You can Leave your Hat On -- Tom Jones

Partying with friends: Margaritaville -- Jimmy Buffet

Dancing at a club: The Safety Dance -- Men Without Hats

Flirting: Down Under -- Men at Work

Feeling sexy: I Touch Myself -- DiVinyls

Walking alone in the rain: Funeral in the Rain -- Chris Isaak

Missing someone: Mad World -- Gary Jules

Playing in the ocean: Theme from Jaws -- John Williams

Summer vacation: Down in the Park -- Gary Numan

Fighting with someone: Outside -- Staind

Acting goofy with friends: Victory -- P.J. Harvey

Thinking back: Broken -- NIN

Feeling depressed: Heart Shaped Box -- Nirvana

Christmas time: This is Halloween -- Danny Elfman

Falling asleep: Country Death Song -- Violent Femmes

Closing song: Closing Theme -- Ba

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Grocery shopping today. I bought a whopping lot of meat because I was running a little low-- I think I have enough for the next month. And some sauces and advanced contiments, canned soup and broth, and onions. The big haul that I can't carry during the weekday walk.
And bananas.
Oh, I like bananas, particularly right after riding the bike.

Low key day today. A little cleaning, some nap time this afternoon. Thought about going to see a movie, but for some reason I am just not in a movie-going mood.

Not sure what mood I'm in actually. Kind of a holding pattern.