a BLOCKBUSTER!!, Mr. Scorsese"
By Bill Henderson
29 April, 2006
rumour has it that you will
always consider a screenplay:
Mine is tentatively titled
THE DARWIN AWARDS:
The main character is a successful
movie producer who happens to read a book on climate change. Given the
30 to 40 year time lag, the amount of greenhouse
gases in the atmosphere already, and the positive feedback
addition of stored greenhouse gases such as methane
from melting permafrost, he realizes that humanity has
already committed accidental self-extinction through runaway
He goes into a rage against
the Bigtime movers and shakers he knows - but they ignore him because
they're obsessed with the money race they're running. He tries to get
his politico friends to listen - but they're not interested cause there
is no upside and way too much negativity.
Finally, he realizes that
there is nothing he can do, that his kids and grandchildren and all
he's ever worked for are toast, and so he gives up and goes back to
making movies, now about how light flickering in the cave reminds him
of his youth. Sort of a bittersweet black comedy.
What do you think?
Bill Gibsons, B.C.
newnoah (at) pacificfringe.net