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No effort has been made to stay within the bounds of the truth in this blog as it has always been the view of the management that the truth should never be allowed to stand in the way of a good story.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Fun Monday March 3


Janet, from the planet of Janet hosts this weeks Fun Monday.

http://fromtheplanetofjanet.blogspot.com/

Hollywood has come calling. They want to make a movie of your life story!

So here's what I want to read about: Write the brief synopsis of this film that you might use to pitch this project and cast the principal players. Who would play you? You can either cast or ignore significant others, children and/or pets. This is, after all, YOUR movie about you you YOU! Illustrate as needed with casting photos or filming locations. Your life not interesting enough? Hey, this is Hollywood. Never let the facts get in the way of a good story!

Disclaimer;

The views expressed in this blog are not necessarily the views of the blog management, (on the other hand, they are not necessarily not the views of the blog management) No effort has been made to stay within the bounds of the truth in this blog as it has always been the view of the management that the truth should never be allowed to stand in the way of a good story.


Well we have the stated opinion of our hostess Janet that the story is more important than the truth, we have the disclaimer that graces my sidebar stating the same thing, what are the chances of this being a factual story???



This story took place many years ago, not quite in the “once upon a time” era but headed back that-a-way; It is based in Australia’s far north during the time when Australia lived by the rule of “if it moves shoot it” (you know much like the USA of today.) that’s no doubt got the gun lobby and my US readers off side, who will we target next?

It was still popular to hate , and hunt, Crocodiles for their skin from which were made high quality shoes and hand bags for M’Lady. We are obviously talking about a time before the late great Steve Irwin’s message about how adorable crocodiles were had been released.

I was fishing for the great sporting fish Barrumundi on the banks of the Roper river when there was a sudden burst of movement in front of me, only the years of honing my reflexes to react instantly to danger allowed me to sidestep the onrushing 5 meter crocodile that until that moment had considered me only as his lunch.

Now this monster found me as something attached to his back with arms locked around its neck and more importantly that one of these arms had a huge knife clasped firmly in one of its hands and this very soon to be lethal weapon was poised for a plunge into its soft underbelly

PHEW!!! As I indicated in the preamble I had decided to dramatize this story but in the final analysis I decided to go with a true story instead, as this tale unfolded it became clear that a truly strong action figure was needed to fill the main role, not a role for a pretty- boy Brad Pitt type or an ageing Bruce Willis type, it was starting to look like another role for the already overworked Matt Damon when suddenly I saw the whole scene in the ever popular animated style and just knew that was the way to go………..


If you would like to read more movie scripts go visit Janet's site and go through the list.


By The Way, for those of you who were kind enough to comment on my last post in which I reported my kidney stone attack, the drama seems to be over and I am left with only a dull ache in my lower back, while this is not “fun” and could be described as “a pain in the butt” it is a lot better than last week.




32 comments:

Sauntering Soul said...

I'm glad you didn't go with the obvious (Paul Hogan) to play your part.

Sounds like a quite an action packed movie.

janet said...

this would make a very exciting movie...

would you do your own voice-over for the animated version? ;-)

Big Dave T said...

I would have thought you would have gone for a more vintage actor to play your role, a John Wayne or a Cary Grant.

Jamie Dawn said...

Matt Damon is a good choice or maybe a young Sean Connery could do the part justice.

I'm glad to hear your kidney stone attack is better.
Pain is never fun to deal with.

karisma said...

Hmmm! I was picturing Rolf Harris myself. I think he would make a great Holtie in action.

Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ I think animation would fit the story better than Matt Damon.
Glad you are feeling a lot better.
You have always been a pain in the butt!! Take care, Love, Merle.

Faye said...

Matt Damon seems like a pretty edgey guy--I think he'd be willing to go the animated route--even for such a dangerous role.

Gattina said...

I am breathless ... that crocodile (dundee) story !! I hope there is enough ketchup available in case they change the script and it gets bloody !

Jettie said...

as always funny and slightly twisted!!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Peter, I'm so sorry you've been in such pain. I can sympathise...because I've been there. Only once, but I will never forget it.

I hope things are ok with you now and that the stones have passed through. Ugh, not nice.

Take care, my friend.

Hootin' Anni said...

You had me going Peter...I thought this was the opening of a Crocodile Dundee!!! Glad to hear that you kidney stone attack is over. Wow, that sounds painful...

My 'movie' is going on right now...you don't want to miss the opening scene.

Sayre said...

I was talking to my brother about this assignment and having a hard time casting my father when he suggested going the animation route - which made life easier because my dad? Larger than life - no ONE actor could capture him, but that Family Guy Peter? Nearly exact.

Dave said...

So who gets to play Peter in the movie???
Harrison Ford?
Sean Connery?
Brad Pitt?
Pee Wee Herman? *LOL*

JennV said...

Ohhh! I just LOVE a good action movie! 4 stars!

Have a Fun Monday!

Simply Jenn said...

Sounds like a great movie to me. And it's real (or not)! I think it would make a great cartoon too- you were thinking Bugs Bunny, right?

Sandy said...

Hurray! It's time for a good action movie!

Karmyn R said...

I like the idea of an action movie -

Hope you are feeling better!

Karina said...

OOH, I think this is the first animated film I've come across today...love it! ;-)

Irish Coffeehouse said...

Sounds like a great movie! Matt Damon is a good selection, but I'm all about a good ole Sean Connery. (You go Jamie!)

Sorry to read about your kidney stone, but I'm glad you're doing much better now!

Carolyn said...

Animated is a good concept. But you need a voice-over. Sean Connery's voice would work well!

Glad your kidneys are behaving :)

Amanda said...

Now this sounds like a really exciting movie!

Mariposa said...

Ah Matt Damon, sounds right! ;) Just right!

linda may said...

G'Day,
So what happened next? How about our Russ as main character.
Never had the misfortune of kidney stones luckily. Working where I have though I have seen big strong young men reduced to quivering babies by their pain. I'm glad it has settled down, bet you are too.

jennifer said...

Hey, I LOVE animated action flicks (TMNT WAS AWESOME) CGI is a great way to go! Jennifer

Joy Des Jardins said...

So glad that your kidney stone problem subsided. I passed mine last Friday. What are the chances you did the same Peter? Hope your new-found comfort continues.

Melanie said...

Sounds like a movie that would keep me on the edge of my seat. Of course, having Matt Damon in it certainly wouldn't hurt ;)

Jeanette said...

Hi Peter, Pleased to hear your Kidney stone attack had passed and your starting to feel a lot better.

Yes Peter, Carol arrived very unexpected so made use of her soon as she unloaded the car.
Keep well. Jan

Walker said...

Giddy Up Little Crocy

5 meters long, that was a baby.
Great story even if you did play it down a bit.

Alison said...

great action movie Peter..having it be animated is good choice!! unfortunately, I didn't have it in me this week..my fun monday was not so fun!!! glad you are feeling better!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I don't know about that animated bit. I would much rather it be done in real life, starring Jerry Colonna as you. How's that?

LZ Blogger said...

Peter ~ Glad to hear you are feeling better mate! Well... except you are still “a pain in the butt”... I mean you still HAVE “a pain in the butt”! No worries... I've been one of those for decades now! ~ jb///

Pamela said...

I'd offer to be the broad in the thong, but they're flip flops now.