Archive for November 2nd, 2007

It Has Begun…

NaNo 2007 is underway, and so is the novel. I’m still in the introductory portion (having only written while I was at work yesterday… and not quite sure how I wanted to start until sometime in the afternoon)…

But it is in progress… I’ve started the novel with some basic character introductions and scene dressings, and suggested that Chris hop ahead to the major plot hook event – the point that forces the transition in the novel… It’s a point we’ve talked about (it involves a ship and a storm, and that’s all I’ll say for now… :op )…

But it has begun… and I have to get back to writing, or it will never get finished…

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Take Heed…

“…The tale of Sweeny Todd… The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

And so opens the show. Last night, Melissa R., Mary Catherine and I went to a campus production of Sweeny Todd. I was loosely familiar with the story, but had never seen the show – and for the record, it’s a musical (which I did know). Now, there is a movie version coming out this Christmas season (directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp).

But here is a more accurate telling of the events that led to the show – I heard there was the movie coming out, then go a flyer promoting the campus production (through the music/opera department, not the Theatre department!). So, we went to the campus show to prepare for the movie (and yes, as a pseudo-Theatre geek, I was paying attention to the staging and effects). While the cast was very good, we we also trying to put other faces in the roles – those of the cast in the coming movie.

So here’s my plug… it’s not a “family movie”, but I’ll be going to see it… You can go here to check out the “official” movie site.. and here are a couple of the trailers (courtesy of youtube, again…)

The Original Movie Trailer:

The Second Movie Trailer:

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