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Sat, Sep. 8th, 2007 | 12:59 am  slavezombie


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Is it a religion thing, or is it because I grew thinking that I could write a movie by logging my dreams and nightmares in a journal? Every time I see a Dreamworks film, I feel so cheap. I tell myself, I should've known better when I saw the little boy fishing from the crest of the moon. Anyway, what's done is done. Now I get to bag on the film Disturbia. This film is exceptionally obvious in the directors attempt to utilize background/suspense music to strengthen the scenes climax. When somebody dies, a violin plays, when somebody feels horny, sesame street type jingles are played. This being a movie where a teen is the main character, that melody fits. Normally, when I watch a film wherein a teen holds the main role, I think sex, drugs and r&r. This movie is the exception for nerdy type teens, I guess.

So here's the 1 million dollar question. What background music would you put to the cartoon I've just drawn?

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from: kimber2007
date: Tue, Sep. 11, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)

I don't know what music I'd attach to that cartoon of yours. I'd have to think about that for a good long while! But I had to comment that I remember being a teen - I remember it pretty well, actually, despite the copious amounts of alcohol. And not once, not even for a SECOND, did I ever hear Seasame Street jingles when I was horny!

And why CAN"T you write a movie from your dreams/nightmares?

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Bier de Stone

Dream journals

from: slavezombie
date: Wed, Sep. 12, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)

In a book which made an impression on me, I read a memorable scene involving several poets. I think it was called The chymical romance by Lindsey Clarke. The main character was American whom happened to be struggling thru a divorce and one of the advices given from a fellow poet was, when logging your dreams, you must write them immediately when you awaken, at the spur of the moment, so that the details are still fresh in your mind. I've accumulated a bunch of anecdotes of these dreams, but I can't seem to fit them together into inter-linking scenes. They seem to jump from scifi to romantic comedy to action adventure.

Sesame Street jingles was probably an exaggeration. Whenever I listen to my music, HEAVY METAL (usually during my commute to work), I'm thinking of background music to my movie which I star in†. And when I hear the music, in a film, as the suspenseful background effects, I'm thinking deus-x-machina. Especially if the songs have lyrics in them, do I feel as if I'm hearing narration of an all powerful being that will diverge the story whichever way it pleases.

† Perhaps a symptom of paranoia

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Re: Dream journals

from: kimber2007
date: Wed, Sep. 12, 2007 09:27 am (UTC)

You're funny!

I think that, if I were going to turn my dreams into a screenplay, then I'd either select a group with a similar theme and edit like mad, or I'd pick the non-sequitor ones out and do a screenplay that equates to "Being John Malkovich" meets "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" with a dash of "Return of the Living Dead" thrown in for good measure.

The soundtrack to my life changes as my moods shift. Right now it's Rob Zombie and NIN that run through my head - Zombie because I'm crushing like mad on him at the moment, and NIN because what's a soundtrack without "Vessel"??

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