Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, Wolfie

All movies have exposition. It's easier in books. You just write it down. In movies, you end up with some character reading a phone book now and again. If you're trying to explain things to your film audience, look to the theater, so you can explain complex things in a film engagingly. The seams don't show. Like this:

Happy Birthday, Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. Sorry we didn't get you anything.


Sissy Willis said...

23 candles make a lovely light, but not as lovely as your eyes tonight.

Sissy Willis said...

Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing . . . It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.

Sissy Willis said...

Here's my offering:

Happy Birthday, Wolfie: "Filled with such unfulfillable longing, it had me trembling"