Given around six hours to explore Bruges, Belgium, one thing was evidently clear: we needed to pay homage to Martin McDonagh’s film “In Bruges” in some way. So, we picked a screenshot from the movie, found its location, and set-up an impromptu photo shoot. We’re more than proud of the result.
And if you haven’t seen the film, you should. It’s brilliant.
I’ve been in London for nearly a month and I still haven’t written a proper post detailing, in even a small way, a single of the many adventures I’ve had thus far. Shameful, really.
Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait just a little longer, dear readers. But, to whet your appetite, here’s just a few things:
We’re off tomorrow to see the Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Abbey, which will prove a historical experience, no doubt. This weekend, we’re off to the Flanders region of Belgium, with a pitstop in Bruges as well. I hear there’s world-class chocolate and loads of medieval buildings. More importantly, I hope to find where exactly in Bruges Martin McDonagh shot his film “In Bruges.”
In terms of my academics, I’m currently developing both a full-length screenplay and a one-act play, both with varying degrees of progress. But hey, that’s writing for you. I couldn’t be happier with our classes. To say our professors are phenomenal would be massively underselling them. They’re just chock-full of real-world experience as both playwrights and screenwriters; they’re basically bursting with wisdom and practical information.
And I drink a lot of tea now. Not ironically or anything, sincerely. Every class has a tea break and I always have tea when we have tea break. I am completely unashamed.
So I’ve come to the realization that, despite all intentions, I have completely forgotten to write about the first of my adventures in London. Definitely dropped the ball there. But no need to despair, this weekend I will construct a more or less comprehensive view on my first two weeks in the UK. Expect many images and probably a few words to accompany them. The picture above is a preview of what’s to come: Earlier this evening, we had the privilege of seeing the Royal Shakespeare Company’s staging of “Richard II,” starring David Tennant (pictured above) of “Doctor Who” fame, as Richard II. A brilliant production in every way.
The Barbican Theatre is also a marvel in and of itself. Instead of the standard curtain across the stage at intermission, sections of the floor and ceiling ascend and descend, respectively, meeting in the middle, boxing in the stage behind it. Like giant teeth, really. Amazing.
And “Richard II” is only one of the incredible adventures I’ve had so far. I’ll highlight the rest soon, in just a day or so I hope.
What’s a better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than with a handful of quotes from “Bob’s Burgers?” Well, a lot of things. But it’s not a bad appetizer (Click the picture above, great little article).
If you’ve never watched it, you should give it a try. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but even if it isn’t, you can’t help but admire the absurdity and boldness of it all. I’m convinced the writers are bonafide geniuses (geniuii?) or wizards or something.
My first resolution for 2014: Actually watch season 3 of “Bob’s Burgers,” I’m way behind.
Happy New Year!
In less than a week, “Community” finally returns to television. Here’s hoping there’s still a chance for redemption after last year’s less-than-stellar venture. That would be nice.
But hey, Vince Gilligan has a cameo. If that’s not a good omen, I don’t know what is.
An inspiring look into the man that brought Kaufman’s “Being John Malkovich” and “Adaptation” to visual life. I was already excited to see “Her,” but now I know it’s something special.
WGA Nominates Breaking Bad; ‘Shocking,’ said No One on Earth
The first of many nominations Breaking Bad is sure to grab in the next year. Arguably one of the best dramas to grace the small screen, it’s going to take a while to fill the void it left in me. Thanks Heisenberg, you’re the worst/best.