Tuesday, December 20, 2011

possible pitch for a japanese sci fi flick...

Setting: A serene, sleepy little snow covered village somewhere on a shelf in my dining room in the NorthWest.

Picture a schoolhouse, a  country church, and teeny tiny villagers making their way to Midnight mass through fleecy white snowdrifts...

All is calm, all is bright.

 The magical white snow glows as if lit from below by tiny Christmas lights...

Suddenly, the villagers look up, pointing toward the mountains on the outskirts of town.
They run, screaming for their lives...

Santa-zilla is coming! 

You'd better watch out.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

do you believe?

Kris Kringle: You think I'm a fraud, don't you?
Dorey Walker: Fraud is a bit too strong of a word.
Kris Kringle: But you don't believe in me.
Dorey Walker: I believe that Christmas is for children.
Kris Kringle: Well your daughter doesn't believe in me, either.
Dorey Walker: I don't think that there's any harm in not believing in a figure that many do acknowledge to be a fiction.
Kris Kringle: Oh, but there is. I'm not just a whimsical figure who wears a charming suit and affects a jolly demeanor. You know, I... I... I'm a symbol. I'm a symbol of the human ability to be able to suppress the selfish and hateful tendencies that rule the major part of our lives. If... you can't believe, if you can't accept anything on faith, then you're doomed for a life dominated by doubt. 

Well, I think we all know how this ends, don't we?