Saturday, April 18, 2009

Werner, brothers

Two weeks to Nicholl. In the meantime, enjoy these Werner Herzog films just posted at YouTube.

"Little Dieter" is a documentary about Dieter Dengler, a Vietnam POW whose capture and escape was dramatized in Herzog's "Rescue Dawn." And the others are some of his acclaimed, earlier features. Happy viewing!

UPDATE: Here's another, added after my original post.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

As seen on The Artful Writer!

I first heard about The Robotard 8000 on Craig Mazin's blog. It seemed appropriate to note on April Fool's Day. I don't know if the script itself is a joke, but there are jokes in it. They are puerile, politically incorrect, and pretty damn funny. But even if you can't get past the lowbrow humor, "Balls Out" is worth a download for the writing. Which I thought was really good. One of the best examples of "voice" I've read in a while, if you are trying to get a hold on that concept. And otherwise demonstrating a super-lean and economical style that I continue to aspire to.

Oh, and one month to Nicholl (now with online submissions!) and Silver Screenwriting. Start your engines.