Watchers of the Greater Dark, Act II In the parking lot of the hotel where our meeting took place as guns and equipment are being loaded, we learn that Murphy was in the unit that investigated the disappearance of several children shortly before Rio vanished. Such disappearances happened in the area every twenty years orContinue reading “Movie Diaries 22”
Watchers of the Greater Dark Preface: it was MLD’s intention that this movie be passed off as a documentary. There is no fucking way that will ever work: the target audience for this movie (14-30 year old males who play MMUDs and RPGs, wear costumes to movie premieres and refer to themselves in the thirdContinue reading “Movie Diaries 21”
Are you familiar with the addage in theatre that if you see a gun onstage it will be used before the end of the third act? MLD would fill a scene with guns (metaphorically speaking) and never acknowledge them again. Child abductions. A hugely important plot point in the first fifteen minutes. Brought up againContinue reading “Movie Diaries 19”
I can take a guess why it still figures in my world when it probably shouldn’t. For starters, I don’t have anything to replace it. But more than that, we all worked very very hard on it and it seems a shame to see it rot on Lance Mallia’s hard drive next to all the bondage porn and bukake**. There’s some good cinema there, waiting to be chipped out of the unyielding rock.
As a movie-director hopeful, I’ve been working a little with the writer of The Movie (yeah, that movie), trying to pare down what was a hopelessly convoluted mish-mash of plotlines and desperate reachings for character connections and little bits of history that should tie it all together, and never. Quite. Succeed.