035 One Day

November 23rd, 2016, 5:16 pm

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Ha! Death. Classic Irish humour.

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Reply NtKGar, November 23rd, 2016, 6:37 pm

I'm happy with how the dialogue came out in this one.

Paige is over visiting her family for thanksgiving. I couldn't get the time off so I'm at home minding the cats, which is fine because Aleister needs to be given his drugs, and his little incident cost a couple of hundred at the vet anyway so staying home was a good call on a number of fronts. Paige and her parents and sister are all meeting up at their grandparents house, I think there's an aunt and some other family coming too so it's a whole big thing. I reckon it's a better story if it's all about the women of the family.

Paige is quite a good storyteller, so this week will start coming out in little bits as she remembers them for a couple of months. Her family are all mad, so there's gonna be some good ones. It's all more or less the same kind of madness; I want to be told about what kind of harmony that builds to without the fear of being the cuckoo bird in the shithouse factory.

Which kinda happened to Paige five years ago when she dropped me over to my parents house on christmas and I casually invited her in to say happy christmas to my gran, on what would turn out to be her last. Didn't even occur to me that she might not have expected ALL the cars parked along the road to have deposited Molloys and food and wine into the living room of, granted, the sweet old lady she had been expecting. This is about half ten, eleven in the morning and we weren't even dating at the time.

Paige remembers it with fond horror. She got to meet my gran though, and made a better impression than she had supposed, so I'm thankful for that


For the record I *have* met Paige's family, grandparents and all. I'm just not in the sequel to that visit and the backstory for why would be rightfully cut from the script because it's boring as shit.

Actually, on a tangent, can anyone recommend some films with really good directors commentary on the DVD? I mostly stream movies, but I like hearing artists talk about the challenges and practicalities of their craft. Some of them are just really boring though so it's kind of a crapshoot; recommendations?

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Reply Koren, November 24th, 2016, 1:12 am

The Lego Movie has a pretty good director and cast commentary. But then any commentary with Morgan Freeman is a good one. The Lord of the Ring series has a few good commentaries, too. I just don't remember which ones it was.

Reply Number_6 (Guest), November 24th, 2016, 6:04 am

The commentary track for Big Trouble in Little China is pretty fun. John Carpenter and Kurt Russell together on a track is usually a pretty good time.

Reply RiversideWren (Guest), November 24th, 2016, 2:51 pm

Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog has a pretty amazing musical commentary track.

Reply NtKGar, April 19th, 2017, 3:20 pm

@RiversideWren: Commentary! The Musical, I remember that! Our DVD copy of Doctor Horrible is living with Ellen's namesake at the moment, and will probably find its way back to us some day, and she may even have watched it.

Ellen's all about them books but will occasionally allow herself to be entertained by something that makes a noise, so everyone loves recommending and loaning stuff to her because she hasn't seen *anything* and likes stuff when she gets around to it. She only got around to Alien and Aliens a couple of years ago despite Ripley being one of the very few really famous Ellens in popular culture.

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