I’ve been working on this movie memoir for years and if I can take November and the National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo) to finish it, I will!
As visual inspiration, I made up a cover for the book. Note: that is not actually Lucas but a friend of mine, George Starkey.
The book covers 50 films starting with Star Wars: a new hope and ending with Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. I’ve posted two chapters from the book already on my blog. Here is a link to Chapter 1 about Star Wars: a new hope and her is a later chapter about Finding Nemo and how it related to the Iraq war.
The book shows how movies were my greatest teachers – not only for filmmaking but for life. There were films that I saw in the most perfect time in my life and gave me traction to go in the direction I wanted to, but needed a push. This is not a critique book, it’s how 50 films shaped my life to the person I wanted to be.
Now, I just have to finish it.