Friday, February 13, 2009

The Last Murder Case.

Providence Meets the making of The Blue Dahlia Meets 8 1/2

A producer must coax one last screenplay from a detective writer dying of alcholism.  The only way to get him to write is:  to supply him liquor.

Meanwhile, the writer recalls his entire life, which merges in and out of both the movie he's writing and the movies made from his work in the past.

In the end, one writer dies, and his life goes on--on celluloid.

--E. R. O'Neill

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Collector.

A reclusive nerd.

He photographs everything.

Meaningless things: trash cans, curbs, telephone poles.

He is considered a nut.

But after the earth is destroyed, it is reconstructed from the meticulous observation of his photographs.

--E. R. O'Neill