Gettin' To Know Your Comtois
Right. Here goes:
1. I’ve never seen nor read anything by Bertolt Brecht. Although I've mentioned this before in Jamespeak, it's been such a long while (it was in, like, my third or fourth entry) I think 99% of my current readers either weren’t around then or have forgotten. This fact hasn't changed since I admitted this back in 2004.
2. With some very rare exceptions, I have written most of my plays while on the clock at work (as in, my day job). I think my home computer may be dead (it hasn't been turned on in several months and has been collecting dust in the corner of my room), so when I'm at home, I'm usually watching TV. Sometimes while at home I write longhand on a yellow legal pad, but for the most part, the bulk of my work that’s been staged has been written while at my desk at work.
3. I think Mike Leigh's movie Secrets and Lies stinks on hot ice. Melodramatic, heavy-handed, facile and boring as all hell. It took me a long while to get over how much I hated (hate) that movie to actually check out the earlier films that garnered his reputation (since Secrets and Lies was the first film by Leigh I saw and was perplexed why it was given such accolades). I do, however, think "The Short and Curlies" and "Hard Labour" are excellent films by Leigh.
4. William Reynolds, the film editor of such films as The Sound of Music and The Godfather, was a distant relative (he was my grandmother's cousin).
5. I have a filling in one tooth.
Honestly, I don’t think any of the above was even remotely helpful in getting to know me more. At all. But there you are.
Giving so much it hurts,
James "Open Book" Comtois