I almost never flip through the movie (encore) channels. Why? Because I don’t want some movie to be on that I get sucked into. Last night Da Vinci Code was on… and sucked in I got. Know what my problem with the movie is? (love the book… movie is ok I guess) Seriously- my #1 problem with the movie?
I understand Tom is good in the part. He’s got a scholarly, non-muscular look that the character needed. But the hair. WHY??? It’s almost as distracting as the sound of pierce brosnan trying to sing. (giggle, snort) Who sat down and said “you know, this hairstyle would be great!”
Speaking of that- I went poking around to see if there was any word on a new Dan Brown book (no release info found… drat) and I read this in his FAQ section on his writing process:
Writing an informative yet compact thriller is a lot like making maple sugar candy. You have to tap hundreds of trees…boil vats and vats of raw sap…evaporate the water…and keep boiling until you’ve distilled a tiny nugget that encapsulates the essence. Of course, this requires liberal use of the DELETE key. In many ways, editing yourself is the most important part of being a novelist…carving away superfluous text until your story stands crystal clear before your reader. For every page in a published novel, I wrote ten that ended up in the trash.
I like that. A lot. I know it’s a random subject today, but it’s the kind of thing I get stuck on. I’ve got to go do a ‘big wig’ photo shoot now…