The Tagline for the Movie of My Life
I received the new issue of The Pines KoC-style. I read it once this morning and I have to tell you, it is lovely. The Pines is some of the most evocative, mysterious & beautiful work out there right now. If you know what is good for you you'll eat some green leafy vegetables & take some vitamins & drink lots of water, but then after all of that you'll order The Pines. If you don't know what's good for you you'll drink a lot of coffee, smoke too many cigarettes, have a few too many drinks every week & then also order The Pines. So either way you need The Pines, wouldn't you agree?
I also received the latest issue of LIT, which I've only looked into a little bit. A fantastic poem by Anne, cool work by Chris Stroffolino, Katie Degentesh & Lisa Jarnot. And still so much more to read. Heavens to Betsy that is delightful.
I'm having some personal crises trying to design a "Masterpieces of Literature" course in a hurry. I have to choose about six books to represent "Literature" that speaks to writing the self. Six books. All of literature. Scary. I keep whittling down to six or seven and then thinking of new angles and popping back up to 20 books and then whittling down again. Rinse & repeat.
What I really want to do is work on my screenplays. I'm starting just from the tagline up. I figure a good tagline is all a film really needs. So here are mine:
Are you afraid of the dark? I am.
Get comfortable, it's Dabney Coleman.
This little piggy eats human flesh.
Hold your breath. Now hold a hot dog.
That cute guy from your yoga class is actually a murderer.
This is going to take a while.