Happy Birthday to me! Yes, that’s bacon on the birthday cake. No, it isn’t mine but just one I found on google by putting in bacon + birthday. And there should be 35 candles on mine in case you’re wondering.
A question is asked about the Ryan Commission report on child abuse within institutions run by the religious orders in Ireland. After the panel had spoken the questioner responded and his response…well see for yourself.
From the excellent Mystery Man on Film:
32 years ago today a little film called Star Wars was released in only 32 theaters. To celebrate, I thought Iâ€™d repost a favorite article from a couple of years ago for Ed Copelandâ€™s Star Wars Blog-A-Thon.
Two great lessons about SW that I hold dear to this day:
* The early drafts were so stunningly awful and so unlike the finished film, itâ€™s such a great reminder that any bad script has the potential to reach great heights like Star Wars.
* Lucas had the amazing ability to scrap a script he just wrote and approach the story again from a completely different perspective, which he did repeatedly before settling on Luke and the heroâ€™s arc. We all need this quality. Too many of us get too stuck on what we write and we lack the discipline to start from scratch or even approach our stories from a different perspective just to see how it plays.
Hope you enjoy it.