Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In Which I Write

I just finished the first draft of my story for the latest Flash Fiction Challenge. The theme for this one is a wedding cake in the road. The first idea I had would've been a humorous story in the vein of Douglas Adams. Though, that kind of thing really isn't in my wheelhouse. Along the way I had a couple other ideas, one of which I actually stared writing. I got about 400 words in and the thing just collapsed like a poorly made cake.

Then I hacked out 3/4ths of the words, recast one of the characters, and think I found something. It may or may not be what I use on June 4, but it's a good start.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Week of Welles part 6

On the concluding day of the Week of Welles, Orson on his World War II experiences and which films would he save if there was a flood and he could only save two films.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Welles-Day

Today is the actual anniversary of Welles's birth. He continues to talk about his adventures as a youngster, including a run-in with a young Adolph Hitler. Cavett also asks Welles about the most interesting person he ever met. He tells a story of Cornelia Lunt who knew everyone and knew lots of stories from the grand old days if Victorian England. I also like his story of what kind of a man George Marshall was. Welles was not only a great visual storyteller, but this story of Marshall shows how great a personal storyteller he was as well.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Week of Welles

Today, Orson has some nice words for Harry Cohn. He also talks about Cole Porter, writing a memoir, and his childhood.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Orson Welles on Dick Cavett

In honor of the 94th anniversary of Orson Welles's birth this week, I'm going to do a Week of Welles. One of my recent YouTube finds is this interview Welles did with Dick Cavett. I'm not sure what year this takes place, but I'm going to guess the early 1970's.

This first clip is some light banter between Welles and Cavett then Orson talks about how Harry Cohn "ruined" the shootout at the end of The Lady from Shanghai. More from Orson on Cohn in tomorrow's clip.