This week's Answer:
Little Art Goes A Long Way
Yes, Mark, I do.
Itís like the king told Mozart in his movie: ďToo many notes.Ē What
was the screenwriter thinking! Itís
like he thought he was writing a musical or something.
Oh, wait. ďRentĒ
IS a musical. But does a
musical have to have song after song in it?
Actually, now that I think of it, thatís what a musical has.
Songs. So I guess
itís okay to have songs in one. Unless, Mark, you still disagree and want to come up with
something else to put in musicals other than songs. And music. And why not
take out all that dancing while you're at it?
you still may have a good point here.
Many artists and creators definitely go overboard, and get all
extreme and limited in their conceptions.
I mean, donít you agree that a mime should talk at least once
in a while? And why do
painters have to always use so much color?
Whatís wrong with good olí black and white?
And how come sculptors always have to chisel away perfectly
good marble and rock? As
far as I see it, thatís just a waste of perfectly good marble and
rock. And, come to think
of it, couldnít ballet dancers get off their toes once in a while?
And conductors. Could
they just stop waving those stupid sticks all the time?
And somebody stop those photographers from taking picture after
picture. And poets and
novelists just keep writing line after line.
Come on! Enough
already! And screenwriters just keep coming up with brilliant stories
and writing scripts and more scripts.
Why canít they just stop with all these screenplays so we
script consultants and story analysts can have more time to...
... go to the movies?