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Tuesday, 5 August 2008

SNEAK-PEEK AT MY NEWEST SCREENPLAY

HERE IS AN INSIDE LOOK at my newest (as of yet UNTITLED) script, for your pleasure:

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FADE IN:

WE OPEN ON -

EXT. PHOENIX, ARIZONA - WIDE ESTABLISHING SHOT - LATE AFTERNOON

The freeways are clogged with after-work commuters. The sound of horns honking and traffic fill the hot, dry air.

PRESTON
(voice-over/narrating)

I don't have much to live for. I smoke, I drink. I drive fast cars and date even faster women. Every second is filled with excitement. Parties often begin at nine but don't start until I enter the room. I've been to Europe and Australia and visited pyramids on two continents. I've boated on the Indian and Pacific and fly across the Atlantic for fun. Everything I do, I do it for enjoyment and rarely get any sleep.

I have my thumb on the pulse of pop-culture, like a phantom heartbeat, I'm really feeling my own genius projected out to the idols of today who project it out to the sheep. I'm A-list, I'm first class. Like Frank said, "I'm a number one, top of the list". I've never lost a bet and my price is never cheap. So if you want to be seen with me, you'd better come with cash. I'm building a religion. Peddling perdition and with me you can rule the world.


I'd like to say that anything I just said is true, but it's not. I've never been outside of the United States, except for Mexico, but who really counts that anyway? I've been miserable most of my life and today I finally decided to kill myself.

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THAT'S IT. That's all you get. At the moment I'm writing this, along with "The Afterwife" and a satire/humour book. You will be UPDATED on all three as they progress.

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3 comments:

brokenmolar said...

I see a little reference to cake. Good work.

this is pretty snarky, and I think you know how I feel about snarky things.

Jacob Karnas said...

THANK YOU.

I just threw in a few music and film references to make the character seem more "cultured". Pop cultured, that is.

AND: As always, I will need your help with the dialogue. It's not that I can't, it's that you are so much better at writing dialogue.

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satire and theology said...

I hope it goes well, Jacob.

Russ