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Small films, big ideas

Re: my latest short film gig, and a ramble that's more relevant to my fannish interests than I usually do over there, but at a less geeky level than I usually do here.

As you may have noticed, I've pretty much given up on crossposting, partly because I'm too lazy to adjust the formatting, but mostly because that blog is developing a distinct voice that would sound weird here. I used to think that being a public figure came before evolving a public persona, but apparently not. %-}

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havocthecat
Mar. 26th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Do you have an RSS feed for it on LJ, though?
wiliqueen
Mar. 26th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
No, though I probably should. I didn't set one up initially because (you guessed it!) I was crossposting everything.

I suppose that would make more sense than posting links when I update, huh?
havocthecat
Mar. 26th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Well, it would be easier on you, at least?
unclehyena
Mar. 29th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
On "The Cold Equations"... Along about 1990, when I was doing a physical personal newsletter, I gave a friend a verbal outline of a story I was working on, and he said that it sounded a lot like "The Cold Equations", which he proceeded to synopsize for me. Given that most of my writing projects are as durable as soap bubbles, that pretty much did it for the story.

I have yet to see any of the THREE film treatments of "The Cold Equations", but this post prompted me to find electronic copies of both the original story and the 1991 "reply", "The Cold Solution." Both "Equations" and "Solution" are contrived as hell, but dramatically rich. I may get back to that story, one of these days; it was far less contrived than either, and covered much of the same emotional ground.

Thanks for reminding me of the story; I may yet look up the version you reference, because the idea of Bill Campbell and Poppy Montgomery playing it out appeals to me a great deal.
wiliqueen
Mar. 29th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
I give it some slack in the contrivance department due to its classic status -- it was fairly groundbreaking in its day.

I'd look forward to seeing your story. As you've probably noticed, I'm not much of an adherent to what Susan Sontag termed "the cult of originality." (One of several phrases that made a strong impression when she did an informal talk in the Honors College lounge at MSU circa 1989. It was the first time I ever heard anyone with any kind of professional authority articulate such thoughts.) Much more interested in how a story is told.

I developed an instant and longstanding crush on Poppy Montgomery from the 1996 film. I haven't actually seen it in years, but I think you'll enjoy it. At one point brainiacfive and I were discussing the logistics of a stage adaptation, which I still think could be immensely effective.
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