A personal diary keeping people abreast of what I am working on writing-wise.

Monday, July 06, 2009


More gabbing from me.

Comic Book Resources has a new interview about You Have Killed Me conducted by Alex Dueben.

An excerpt:

Are you a fan of mysteries?

Not as much in the kind that lays all the clues out and makes it paramount that you try to piece it together, not in the Agatha Christie sense. I more like the hardboiled school, stories that are more about crime and the evil that men do. Hitchcock called it the MacGuffin, that engine of the story that becomes what everyone seeks, and that ultimately is pointless. It doesn't matter what the object is. The perfect example of this is “The Maltese Falcon,” the treasure is worthless at the end. Or Kubrick's “The Killing,” with the money blowing away. The prize for the viewer is that there is no prize for the schnooks they have watched chase it. It's as much about style and personalities as it is plot points.

The rest in the link.

Current Soundtrack: TV news (someone punched a fare inspector on a local lightrail)


MattGrigsby said...

I might be missing it somewhere, but was there any reason you didn't review Public Enemies? Seems like a movie you would enjoy.

Jamie S. Rich said...

Sometimes I simply can't make a screening if the scheduled time conflicts with something else.

MattGrigsby said...

Ah, gotcha.