Friday, November 21, 2008

"Wow, that dinner smells good. Let me guess... meat?"

For the past three days, when I am not hitting the pavement and e-mailing vast amounts of resumes out, I have been watching the extra features and commentaries on my dvd collection. It's a strange way to spend my time. Particularly, because in a lot of the commentary on the Freaks and Geeks collection is spent going "what crazy fans listen to us muck on about nothing? GET A BLOODY LIFE TO ANYONE WHO IS LISTENING TO THIS" thanks Judd Apatow, John Daley, and Martin Starr - kisses to you, too. (PS marry me John Daley?)

I love listening to how the writers came up with story ideas for the show/movie. How the sets are designed and how the location is a lie. A giant looking school is really only 2 hallways, a stairwell, and one classroom that they just redesign for each scene to be math, science, shop, etc. I am fascinated by each little secret they reveal during the commentary and outtakes. I am a trivia junky - all I want is more. More bloopers! More story developments! More secrets uncovered and cast relationships discussed.

The truth is I am just hoping that if I fully understand the story process behind Freaks and Geeks or Undeclared or A Sure Thing that I'll be able to understand my story.


  1. I enjoy learning "the secrets" of film making, the birth of ideas, and I LOVE bloopers.

    You're not a "crazy fan" or "strange". They wouldn't include those segments if there wasn't a demand for it. Geek out Girl!

  2. I know! Sometimes I watch bloopers for hours on youtube! The seinfeld ones are my favourites.

  3. I watch every DVD from cover to cover. I want to be a screenplay writer when I grow up, and since I'm too cheap to take a class, I just try to learn everything I can from Special Features.

    Maybe for one of my Friday lists I should do "Best Special Features". Hmmm... now you've got me thinking! And that can't be good!

  4. haha, the Say Anything...special features are really cool for the film maker inside us all. But lacks bloopers and stuff.

    And the Freaks and Geeks special features are awesome. mostly because of the insights of the cast members. Happy thinking!