Saturday, November 9, 2013

There's so many good things.

I've had a lot of film instructors tell me that bits of yourself go into the characters you write. I've always liked movies that devote a lot of time to something a character just loves be it music, a book, or another film. It's like a secret you learn about the person who wrote the movie and it makes me curious to try and see why it was so important to them. I have a confession to make: the only reason I finally got around to reading a Jane Austen book was because of the movie The Lake House. Please, hold the laughter down to a dull roar.

I started listening to Bob Marley because of Neville in I Am Legend.

 "The people, who were trying to make this world worse... are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness." 

And began listening to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds because of Marion in Wings of Desire.

I still love Wings of Desire for introducing me to one of my favourite songs.

Sometimes I can see why the character loved their song or book so much and they become a large part of my own life like Nick Cave and Bob Marley's music has.

Even in my real life, I like asking my friends what their favourite music/movie/book is and why and I find it just to see if I can find why it's so important to that person. It's like looking into a small part of that person's heart. It's very cool.

I guess this curiosity is why almost all the characters I write are nerdy U2 fans.

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