Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Award Winning Scripts

The Creative Artist Agency hired me to punch up some of their feature film scripts. Most of the scripts are pretty terrible. I’m constantly rewriting the dialogue.

Sometimes I’ll get some of my script ideas by talking with people during communion. For instance, when I was rewriting Sideways for Alexander Payne, I was asking people what they thought the communion wine tasted like.

This one lady told me she thought the wine tasted like “a nutty Edam cheese.” I loved that response, so I tossed it into the script.

Later that night, I realized that the nutty Edam cheese smell wasn’t in the wine. It was a cheese spread that somehow dried up in my sleeve. She must have got a whiff of it when I was passing the cup to her.

I need to be more careful when taking grapes off the cheese tray.


Blogger jamwall said...

that was your line??? wow!

i would have expected a different line from the pope, such as "it tastes like a nutty communion wafer!

7/26/2005 7:17 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Your talent is limitless.

7/26/2005 11:34 PM  
Anonymous sinner said...

Your Holiness must write some pretty entertaining homilies.

7/27/2005 3:19 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Green said...

You don't have time to be writing movies. You need to concentrate on your holy pursuits. Maybe you've been drinking too much communion wine?

8/12/2005 7:47 PM  

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