I didn’t write a thing for weeks now.
Well I wrote a short email to the creator of this website to tell him not to expect a new blog any time soon due to some lack of inspiration and available time to write it.
I write a lot and with relative ease as well, but to write every blog based on a movie subject was something different. I sat behind the computer for days without writing a single letter, the only thing I created were big dark bags under my saddened eyes.
A big blank was all that reigned my brain.
But finally this weekend it struck me, no inspiration was the answer.
The great minds over in Hollywood deliver great stories but at the same time there is no other place on earth where lack of inspiration is as much represented as in Hollywood. One glance at some of the movie titles is enough: Piranha 3d, and of course it’s sequel Piranha 3DD, Double D. Yes, it’s exactly what you think, women with even bigger breasts splashing around computer generated piranha’s. All the Twilight and even Harry Potter movies are all book adaptations and so is the much garnered Lord of the Rings and this year’s The Hobbit.
Brilliant movies, but the story already existed. So we have remakes, book adaptations and since recently we can add boardgame adaptations to this list.
Battleship probably hit the budget buckets of your favorite dvd or blu-ray shop and with a monopoly and risk movie yet to be released we can count on numerous more boardgame remakes.
So there I was this weekend sitting behind my computer.
I could have written a blog based on a book or boardgame, but after writing a great piece about the well being of the monopoly guy I still didn’t get satisfaction.
I used all the Hollywood tricks.
I searched a blog of someone else and rewrote the whole thing in my own words but left the title untouched.
No this was also not the solution. I didn’t want to create something just for the sake of creating something, I needed to have a message. So where I first thought I had to stay close to Hollywood I will now take a few steps away from it and will end the blog with a supplication to Hollywood.
Please writers, directors, producers and creators be a little bit more like me and take a few weeks off. Go out, have fun, take a break and return with a fresh mind to amaze us with some great original stories.