In the New York University Directing and Screenwriting graduate certificate programs, I approach completion of my screenplay. It starts out as a family comedy. As the film progresses adventure takes over. It changes into a fantasy film. I hope for a major motion picture. One of my poems appears in a recent journal.
I hang out at NYU still. I use the resources of the library. I experience the environment from a bare breast rally in Washington Square Park to interesting academic experiences. In the park reconstruction work goes on to move the fountain in line with the Washington Memorial Arch. In contrast to the original abstract plans the new one brings the cascading water, blocking the view of the space under the arch from West 4th Street. And I meet with my professor near the Museum of Natural History. I walk past the Jurassic art in the subway that inspired the film A Night at the Museum.
The U.S. Copywrite Office in the Library of Congress sent me my copywrite certificate for my college film Marshmallow Parker. I shot it at the present construction site in Washington Square Park. I cast professional actors. An actor that has appeared in NBC and CBS soap operas and action series plays the husband-cartoonist Bailey. I cast an off-Broadway actress whose credentials include a Tribe member in Hair, and performing with Ben Vereen in an Aids benefit as the wife Jane. The characters appear in the professionally-aimed screenplay sample on the comment page of Lucky 13 in my blog. In addition I did all the camerawork on a film. I wrote and starred with a documentary film student and daughter of a documentary filmmaker in Sammy and Joan. For a student remake of a copywrited film I rented a studio in Uptown Manhattan. I studied with a professional film producer, and guest producers of major films. He puts magnificent soundtracks on his horror films.
Pop and social culture has changed, but fiction should entertain still. I want to say what Shakespeare, Dickens, Henry James, and Mark Twain do. Ah the writers of the screwball comedies, Casablanca, and Alfred Hitchcock’s films write romanticism. They felt free to write down the feelings and emotions of humans. Their characters still drive plots of love, intrigue, and suspense. Film noir proved itself as a response to Hitler. Similarly horror films respond to 9/11 today. I want to direct actors who are the caliber of Humphrey Bogart and Paulette Goddard. Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window balances love, intrigue, and suspense. Its soundtrack of popular songs should be the model for soundtrack editing in post-production today. We write to make the world look awesome the American way.
Finally I write and post stories and other wonderful things in Bill’s Roost. I market my genre. In the same way as literary journals publish similarly-minded writers I share my moods and attitude. We discuss not only issues in short fiction, and poetry, but issues about relationships, family, and the price of gas.