A wee post before I get down to work

by Suw on October 7, 2004

Hijacked Kate's broadband connection just so that I could get a blog fix. Hoorah for ethernet cables, I say.
If you're curious, the treatment for the next script is coming along nicely. Finished the first draft on Tuesday, started to mindmap it yesterday and that's bringing to the fore all the structural flaws which are, at this point, legion. For a change, I seem to have a weak first act and a strong second act. Usually it's the other way round for me. We'll see how the third act pans out, but I have a sneaking suspicion that my ending is pants.
Gonna stay down here a bit longer than I had originally planned. Sitting at Kate's desk, looking out over the fields and watching the trains rushing through the landscape like caterpillars on speed is just too nice to give up too soon. From here I can see the sea as a thin blue smudge between the trees – how could I up and leave just as I'm starting to relax and chill out?
Arundel is lovely – terribly quaint, with lots of ducks to feed. Been sleeping like a log, dreaming like mad, really weird, vivid dreams that sort of kick start my head first thing in the morning. Kate's doing an art course at the moment, so we've been doing daft arty stuff in the evenings, which is hugely fun. (Although I must apologise to Johnny Depp for accidentally cutting his eyes out – I didn't mean to and I promise I'll never desecrate your image again, Sirrah.)
I'm even managing to survive comfortably the sub-arctic conditions that usually prevail in this creaky old house.
Anyway, one question for you all before I go back to murdering the romcom genre. Apart from Shaun of the Dead and 28 Days Later, what was the last British action film? I use the word 'action' in the loosest possible sense, mind. Beyond those two, I just can't think.
Ok, we now also have:
Dog Soldiers from 02, action/horror involving soldiers going up to Scotland on exercises (couldn't they just have gone to a gym?) and finding themselves fighting werewolves.
The Last Great Wilderness from 02, which I had thought was a horror, but apparently is comedy/drama so not sure if it belongs in this list anyway.
Face, from 97, crime/drama/thriller, apparently involves Damon Albarn dying a nasty death, which can never be a bad thing, but is also straying over into the gangsta genre, so probably doesn't count.
So British 'action' films… zombies, armed robberies and werewolves. Maybe the time is ripe for a bit of demon slayage then.

Anonymous October 7, 2004 at 2:14 pm

Die Another Day?
Btw, bought Shawshank Redemption on DVD today 🙂

Anonymous October 7, 2004 at 2:32 pm

Hm, Die Another Day and the rest of the Bond franchise I always think of as American – it's MGM and United Artists after all.

Anonymous October 7, 2004 at 7:43 pm

Dog Soldiers?
(hope you've recovered from my obscure post title 😉

Anonymous October 8, 2004 at 8:19 pm

Taltos the Mummy was English I think. Hysterically funny but I couldn't figure out if it was intentional. Arthur from Eastenders meets a sticky end early on.

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