HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY (TOMORROW)
So a lot has happened since I last posted. The Oscars were handed out. I thought Jon Stewart did a decent job. He had to play it safe. The opening segment was funny (with Billy Crystal & Chris Rock in the tent). And, of course, "Crash" was the upset. I thought it was a great movie, but not Oscar-worthy.
To be honest, after seeing all five nominated movies, the picture that should have won the Academy Award is "Munich". It's an incredible, suspenseful political thriller. Don't miss it.
"Crash" was an easy out for Hollywood. "Brokeback", "Munich" and "Capote" pushed too many buttons. "Crash" was in- your face, too, but it pacified the "voters" in my opinion. An African American friend says "Crash" is just "a white man's version of being black".
Hey, Oprah loved it.
So... BIG NEWS regarding the A-list producer who I was waiting on for those notes... he isn't sending them! After six months of waiting... of monthly emails saying "They're on there way soon." He decided he doesn't have the time for the project. My agent said it's a disappointment, but it's good that we can all move forward. Back to square one. That's the movie business... lots of false hopes, false starts and false promises.
My agent submitted my cop script to a new cable channel. I'm in the running for a writing position, she says, out in L.A. -- whatdya think? You have to be optimistic in this racket.
It only takes one true YES to open the door.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm Irish Catholic... so I have a question. Since St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday this year during Lent... can we eat corn beef and cabbage or not? It's not good to drink on an empty stomach. Maybe we can just eat the cabbage and drink more beer?
Luck of the Irish to ya!