|This n' that -- June 18, 2006
||[Jun. 18th, 2006|10:19 pm]
Agents Say The Darndest Things!
I want to shout out to all the dads in the hiz-ouse. Happy Father's Day, yo!
A week has come and gone with no reject letters. Call me nuts, but I'm vaguely distressed by this.
I saw my 9th grade English teacher at church today (our father's attend the same church and we were both visiting for Dad's Day) and she told me how proud she is of me. This means a lot because she's really the first person I remember asking, "Have you ever thought of being a writer?" I sent her an autographed copy of my manuscript a couple of months ago. She said she's gonna auction it on Ebay when I blow up. That was nice to hear. =)
Nothing much else to report folks. Oh! I was flipping channels yesterday and there was something on E! (I think) about how Anne Rice didn't want Tom Cruise in Interview With A Vampire. She eventually came around and even took a full page ad in Variety saying that she'd been wrong and that he was perfect in the part (*insert vomit here*). That got me to thinking. How much influence does a writer really have over casting when their work is adapted for the screen?
I have very definite pictures of my characters in my head. When you live with these images for so long (six years in my case), it's gotta be pretty hard to reconcile yourself to seeing anyone other than the person you visualized play the part. I get the feeling most of the time writers are made to feel they should just shut up and be happy someone is interested in making a movie of their work. I imagine this must be especially true for unknowns, but I wonder if more established writers actually are able to influence casting.
So much for me not having much else to say, eh? ;)
I can barely keep my beady eyes open. Time to shut it down.