I’m still being a bad blogger. I set up some tools, now all I need to do is get back in the habit and start typing away again.
I believe it was Robert Benchley who said something like: “Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.”
Awesome. He also said: “The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.” He fathered Peter Benchley, who wrote Jaws. That book was made into a movie. I read the book and saw the movie. The book was better, though Benchley fils had a little too much fun making up “Kiss Me Deadly” -type titles for boorish secondary characters to read, considering the general condition of his own work. Steven Spielberg made the movie, and the movie made his career. Spielberg took out the sex, smoothed off the rottenness of some characters, added special effects, and just look at what the cinema has become. It was, if not the first, probably the first, “adult best-seller” I read, and the film was the first film to cement the peterpanish holywood blockbuster we still know today. The ’70’s. Before Jaws: The Godfather. After Jaws: Star Wars. Hollywood has never looked back.