Oh, please, don’t name me nerd because I like to read, will you?
Thing is I love reading. I love some series. And I don’t like watching old episodes of my series as much as I like to read (see, I still see repeatedly my favorite episodes). I’d rather read a good screenplay – or a play – in my bad or sofa, rest my mind up and read a cool book. That cool book could be easily a screenplay of my favorite series (Friends, Touch, The Big Bang Theory).
I mean, instead of these guys trying to sell their DVDs, why not selling a book, with the screenplay, a good layout and comfortable type? I never bought a Season DVD box, but I’d buy any screenplay book of my favorite films and series. How many times have I read Tenessee Wiliinams’ Summer and Smoke, Clothes for a Summer Hotel etc. Chico Buarque’s Calabar, Opera do Malandro, Shakespeare, Sofocles’s Oedipus the king etc.? I can’t tell.
But I can tell how I would enjoy reading a great sitcom screen play – an example: Bolaños’ book El Chavo del Ocho is my favorite reading (after Garry Larson’s The Far Side) when I need some laughing. Why not the other sitcoms? I mean, reading scripts may be so amusing to readers, though challenging to directors since every reader has in their own mind how the story would be played – so what don’t we have the right of our own imagination?
- Fun Screenplay pits kids against an evil genius – and their parents! (marmaladecatdetective.com)
- First response to my screenplay (yesterdaylucas.com)
- Scripts vs Novels (jamesschannep.com)