I worked tremendously hard today and didn’t get a whole lot done—nor will I be going to the World Fantasy Convention in San Jose, as I had planned. Too much work.
I read a brief interview with film director, Sam Raimi:
…Raimi said he had learned some new lessons and storytelling tricks from his recent horror flick Drag Me to Hell which was a smaller and more intimate production. He said: “I think I’ve learned about the importance of getting to the point and the importance of having limitations, and I’m hoping to take that into a production where I’m actually allowed to explore with more of the tools to pull it off with a little more splendour. I hope I don’t lose that edge that I’ve just found. That would be my approach to Spider-Man 4: to get back to the basics.”
Get to the point. Get back to basics. Do it with a little pizazz. Don’t lose your edge.
Okay, back to work.