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Context, and the lack there of, exposes a great deal. In a world of abundance, the common mind is revealed. We all receive the same inputs, it is surprising we don’t have more of the same outputs.
Take a look at this montage of final shots and decide if our common usage has removed or added new meaning to our common crutches. Granted, out of context is something entirely different from the closure such shots may bring at the end of an emotional ride. Still there is something to be learned from how we do things — not that I know what that is yet, but…
Imagine one of the most beautiful places in the United States. Give yourself a month there. Imagine a private room designed by a great architect. Add on a miles and miles of a private art park, kind of like Storm King in NY but with the work hidden and no one else to encounter in the woods. Did I mention old growth forests? Add that too. Now sprinkle on a dozen artists of different disciplines. Top it with a private chef.
Would that be enough for you to apply for a screenwriting fellowship? [...]
Remember those places you loved? The ones you wanted to return to some day? What did they have in common? What were the details they shared? Are any of those aspects around you now? Forget about the tourist sites, but what are the favorite places you’ve been to?
1) I miss my treehouse only 12 ft off the ground but there I was king and had escaped from it all (even if it had yet to begin).
2)We had a pine grove behind where I grew up where the trees were tall and straight and all in a line and [...]
If there are only six good stories — or is it twelve? twenty-three? forty-two? — how many good lines are there? Clearly Aaron Sorkin thinks there is a limited supply. Write something good once, might as well write it again, right?
It’s been out and around for awhile but I still find “Sorkinisms — A Supercut” kind of remarkable.