Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Alice Eve and Redbelt
Here's a drawing I did of Alice Eve from the movie "Starter for 10." The performances by her and James McAvoy were good, but the writing, though not bad, was predictable. Everything you expect to happen, happens. I was at the brink of stopping watching when Alice popped up on the screen. I would like to see her in something better written. Perhaps something by me.
An example of a film that is cleverly written is Redbelt written and directed by the great David Mamet. Amazing actor Chiwetel Ejiofor plays a Brazilian jiujitsu master who attempts to live a life of honor. The evil and corruptness that is Hollywood enters his life to sabotage that. Being the egocentric that I am, I take this film to be a warning to me as I step through the archway into this devious world. It appears that in this life I must walk a path towards enlightenment. In the process I must keep the purity of my writing and art. Thank God, Mamet has taught me, "there is always an escape."