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