Monday, June 19, 2017

Subtract, Don’t Add



Editing and polishing my series is proving quite rewarding. With every pass I delete extraneous verbiage to the point a thirteen thousand word tale might end up being closer to twelve thousand, my tightened storytelling all the stronger for it.

Today that process reminded me of the movie “The Birdcage” when a gay couple wants to please the son they raised together after his engagement to the daughter of a moralistic right wing senator. Before the main hijincks ensue, a group of drag queens work to transform the apartment of their boss and his partner/star performer. Val, the son, sees someone carrying in a moose head and implores them not to add, only to subtract.

I can’t resist sharing a favorite scene between the wonderful Nathan Lane and the late great Robin Williams. There is one expletive, but I consider it overall family friendly and work safe.


Have you seen “The Birdcage”? Gene Hackman, Diane Wiest, and Hank Azaria are just wonderful in it, too.

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6 comments:

  1. I saw this at the theatre when it came out. We have always loved Robin Williams in everything. We still miss him. Hugs.

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    1. My mother doesn't remember it, but we saw this in the theater, too. Oh, well, it's a fond memory of mine. ~hugs~ Be well!

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  2. I did see it years ago, I want to see it again now though.

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    1. Bet I'd enjoy watching with you! Be well.

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  3. I believe I needed to see that one on the big screen, so I took myself to the theater for it. I think. That era, the movies kind of fade in my memory.

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    1. I went alone to see "Brokeback Mountain". ~grin~ Memories do fade with time. Thanks for sharing.

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