This thread has certainly turned into quite a direction. Originally, the topic posted by Steveb121 just over a week ago, it has spurned into an epic of adventure, drama, thriller, the evil depths of the dark horrors, to the lucrative world of the bold documentary. We’ve lacked comedy throughout, which may be a good thing. Unfortunately, we’ve also lacked the compassion that accompanies every feel-good sort of holiday flick. You know those movies that make you come to grips with your own achievements and lack of, and for one short time, you place yourself in the shoes of the actor and you feel for him or her, and a reckless tear vacates the eye, and no matter how hard you try to wipe it away before anyone notices, it’s too late. Your loved ones and fellow movie goers have seen your discontentment or joy for being able to identify and connect with the character involved.
Not unlike many directors, we’re all passionate about getting this movie right and making certain its’ facts are preserved and the truth prevails. Unfortunately, I think we miss important parts of the story and the plot thins, because the facts are drowning the entertainment value. We’re losing sight of who the characters are and what they stand for, so much so, we don’t even remember who they are toward the middle and end of this movie.
So… as any top Hollywood director would do, we stop production and gather the fleet together and try to realize what direction we’re taking this thing. Everyone’s point is valid and important. Everyone has an opinion of where we went wrong and how we can make it right, again, and again, and again. We need to insert a touch of our own stories into the pot to allow the plot to thicken, and everyone needs to get their taste, whether you disagree with this, or I disagree with that. It’s not your right or my right to tell the director whom he can and cannot choose to play characters in this film. He chose already, and here we are. I’m just as angry as anyone to not have the leading role, and I certainly wish I could be in, at least, the supporting cast, but I must settle for being a lonely and lowly extra. (I’m that guy way in the back, towering over everyone else, and NO, I’m not standing on top of anything.)
So let’s get this production moving again! Let us all understand and support the forthcomings and shortcomings of our fellows actors; this is a documentary of our lives and I want that Oscar, and I want those Two Thumbs Up.
Let us stop arguing about who is right and who is not, and move toward how we can overcome our immediate dilemma so we can look forward to the end of this, now, mini-series, before it grows into sitcom that would rival the airing years of Cheers, and ER, and Law & Order combined, multiplied by 1000.
If you want dibs on the credit list and where your name is placed, know that I am happy to be last.
Does anyone have a title?
Director: Mr. Perp
Producers: Mr. Perp, Mr. Perp’s wife who had knowledge, and Mr. Perp’s friends with knowledge.
Costumes: None were needed.
Book Adaptation: Many
Cast: You fill in the blanks.
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