Monday, July 24, 2006

Interesting Quotable

I saw Clerks II yesterday. Overall a good flick which I think might actually be the best one yet. I was worried that the fat guy who made Clerks back in '94 wasn't going to be able to make a movie in the same spirit because he was so far removed from the place where his main characters were at. I was wrong, he did a good job, but I still don't know how the fuck that movie made it past the MPAA.

Anyway, I was reading his blog and went backwards a ways until I came across an entry about all the good ideas he had, but never acted on. This quote jumped out at me:

"When you’ve got what you feel is a cool, original story to tell… fucking tell it quick. Because if you don’t, sooner or later, someone else will."


Anonymous said...

Do you still have the link to the ad the begat the ballad of Jim Nussle?

Master Plan said...

True and not true, I think, the quote.

It's more about the way you tell it, than the story itself. Depending on your feelings about the Campbellian myth cycle most stories are already told or are just repetitive derivative p00p anyway.

Writers become successful because their personal style is appealing to people, less so for the stories they tell.