Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Saving Mr. Banks.
So after A-Z I needed a bit of a blogging break and on course with things I have been very sick most of that time. I think I am finally coming out of it and I wanted to post something short, but important here.
I really wanted to see this movie in theaters. I missed that with my busy schedule and even when it came out to rent or buy I just had so much going on. Luckily, my wife rented it last night and I was able to sit down and watch it.
The movie is truly great. All the actors filled their roles perfectly and the movie had me from opening credits to end. If it had just given me a few hours of entertainment I would call the film valuable, but for me it did a bit more.
What do we do as writers? We think up something, especially in fiction, and try to make something solid out of it. Ideas. These are what we deal in. What courage it takes to pull this idea from the ether and say, "not only am I going to spend time on it, but I am going to ask people to spend their time and possibly money on it as well."
This movie sort of set in front of me just how important this job is. Just how important imagination is. And most of all just how far an idea can go.
Anyway, I hope all of you are well. If you have not seen it I recommend it with my highest of approval ratings. As always, have fun and keep writing.