Finished reading Scripting Hitchcock by Walter Raubicheck & Walter Srebnick and The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar.
Scripting Hitchcock was a look at the collaborative writing of Psycho (1960), The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964). These three films were made near the end of Hitchcock’s career. Each was an adaptation and each had a different screenwriter: Joseph Stefano, Evan Hunter, and Jay Presson Allen respectively. Raubicheck and Srebnick interviewed each of the screenwriters to compare the processes that went into writing the films.
I’ll have a review of The Violent Century on Thursday, or thereabout.
My TBR stack for the week:
The local Harkins Cinema had a few showings of Blade Runner (1982) on the schedule as a tribute to Rutger Hauer, who passed away recently. While we’re both fans of the film, neither Eric nor I had ever seen it in the theater. Man, this is such a great looking film. It’s a dark film, but you’re never left not seeing what’s in the shadows. The cut they screened was the “Final Cut,” which smooths out some of the editing without needing the voice-over.
Occasionally, my arthritis flares up in my jaw, which is kind of miserable. It makes my face hurt and is just…tiring. Lots of naps have been taken.
I signed up for a screenwriting class on Saturday. Partially as a lark, partially because I’ve wanted to learn more about screenwriting for a while now. Should be fun.