Posted by: steveonfilm | April 22, 2009

I might have a problem

No new LOST on. That means spare time on a Wednesday night.

I decided I felt like reading. I tried writing but it seemed forced. And when things seemed forced that’s because they are. I looked through my collection of unread screenplays (you know, the ones I started collecting a year ago when I said I was going to read one screenplay a week) and picked one out.

What did I choose?




How about The Devil Wears Prada. Go ahead, you can click on that link and see for yourself if you don’t believe me.

I know, a big tough guy reading something like that. Get over it. I saw this with my wife (before she was my wife) and told every guy friend I knew, “Play this as your date movie card. Trust me, you’ll like it.” It’s a fun, solid, and entertaining movie, and I wanted to see what the screenplay was like.

I read all 117 pages in one sitting. Took maybe two hours, probably less. The draft I’ve got has to be near the final one, because I didn’t notice anything that I didn’t remember from the movie. It was easy picturing all the characters as the actresses that played them (and since I have a thing for Ann Hathaway that’s a bonus).

I just got the feeling that the script was fun to write. Obviously, whomever wrote it was comfortable with the fashion world, since everything came across as real and genuine. It was a nice change of pace from some of the hard boiled stuff I’ve been writing.

If you’re looking for something fun and relaxing to read, check this out. It’s fast paced, trim, and to the point. I saw a few lines here and there I thought seemed out of place, but what do I know… I work in IT.


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