"what's your favorite movie and why?"
my favorite movie is "ultraviolet". i like the expanse, the use of color, the blocking of shots and, of course, the action.
however, the movie that made me want to "tell stories to children around a campfire" was dr. no. it's the first movie i remember seeing in the theater. and i thought, "wow; you can expand someone's mind, introduce them to new locals, new peoples, new ideals and ways of thinking..., all while entertaining!" i am a fan of the 007 series, to this day. it is the reason i am more interested in action/adventure than anything else, although i don't limit myself to just that.
back then, i had no idea that you could make a livelihood out of doing this, so it took many years before i would follow this calling. the first script i finished and had in the correct format was actually horror. honestly, i'm still trying to get my footing, so i can tackle this head-on, but what a great adventure.
"what's the best part about being a writer?"
for me, it's "creating". you take a blank page/screen and you make a world and its inhabitants. the world can be similar to our's, or vastly different. it can focus on the good, the bad, or both. you get to tell people (characters) what to do. however, just like in the "real world", if you listen to what others (the characters) have to say (collaboration), you can truly accomplish something.
so, yeah, CREATING.
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