We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We have seen the Screwtape, and saw The Great Divorce last Sunday. On Sunday afternoon, the Divorce sold out.
After the matinee, I strolled around a festive 10th Ave (photo) and met a daughter at Marseille for cocktails and supper.
In that area, we are partial to the cozy (but loud) West Bank Cafe but Marseille was excellent.
After early supper, said daughter and I took a long walk around midtown. Not shopping, just walking around and discussing film scripts - and whether a good plot can be dumped into any setting, in any point in time - past, present, or future.
We agreed that it can. Plot first, setting second. The story is the meat, the setting is the flavoring. That might be wrong in many cases, though. Star Wars, for example, and other spectacle-centered productions don't need interesting plots.
Manhattan at Christmastime is festive, jammed, and merry. Just plain wonderful. That's the setting: the plot is the birth of Jesus.
Except isn't Princess Lea, Luke Skywalker's sister? Sorry I may have missed something because I feel asleep during the 2nd prequel and didn't watch the 3rd prequal at all and haven't paid that much attention since.
Yes that is correct but that was not revealed until later, so there was sexual tension until then but I think the audience knows she was really interested in Hans Solo. I am not particularly a big star wars fan but enjoyed it when i was young. But i like how these themes are updated like Moby Dick to Jaws, or Pigmalion to Pretty Women.
We saw Screwtape in a Tulsa suburb in a very small indoor theater, very small, very intimate audience, but the full production. I thought it was excellent.
Did the writer/director do a Q and A after, like he did here? I can't wait for The Great Divorce to make it this far from NYC. How as it?
I agree with you on plots of movies. Or is it script that matters more than plot? Are they the same? That's why the majority of movies I enjoy were filmed before I was born. 1940s are my favorite b/c they are all dialogue and plot driven. They cannot be recreated. It is very rare to dump a film noir plot into a modern setting and have it seem genuine. The Man Who Wasn't There is an exception.