If video killed the radio star, now I wonder which movie star will shine a spotlight on your life…
Ladies and gentlemen of poignant (or pointless) overthinking! KM is back (tell your friends) and I’m riding on a decepticon. See this feather in my cap? It’s to tickle your juicy brains into seeing the story of your life through a (camera) lens.
Yes I am rambling again. I’m a kooky creative. 👍
And I’m after your story.
But K, I don’t have a story! Nobody would want to hear any of my tales.
Pish posh. I don’t know much about Abe Lincoln, but all that tree chopping sure helped prepare him for those years of vampire hunting.
We all have narratives, for story telling is how we share knowledge, dreams and experience. Even myth can be seen as allegorical journeys.
Every one of you folk are living stories. Narratives all involve imperfect people who do all sorts of stuff in various places. There you have it: characters, plot, conflict and setting!
What is missing here is theme…
Pitch it to me, baby.
You are going to share your story here.
- As the producer, what kind of film would you make? Genre, style, big generalisations because you’re the ideas person!
- As casting director, who is going to play you in the movie of your mind?
- As the writer, which of your life experiences will you choose to tell? Is this plot or more character driven?
- What is the general theme that seems to prevail in your life? Why have you chosen to share this particular story?
I’ll go first, I volunteer as tribute!
Firstly, Anna Kendrick will be the star of my screen. She’s small, sarcastic, cute and a singer. Actors are always more attractive and talented than the real folks they play.
Just another rom-com drama but my twist will be the stark contrast in cinematic styling between the way we, as the audience, view the mundane ‘nothing’ non-routine of everyday, versus the way the character sees herself in the world. (Examples: Pleasantville, Enchanted, SuckerPunch, Requiem for a Dream, Hero, or Boss Baby)
There is no actual plot… there’s desire for adventure, self development, love, friendship and personal growth! And utter frustration when we get in our own way, unconscious self sabotage.
The theme I am attempting to thread through this idea is for the individual audience member to identify with some aspect of the central character.
Life is however you see it, and what you do with it.