Friday, February 20, 2009

The "Perils of Screenwriting"


By chance I got hooked on Seraphic Secret's ongoing series about his research for a prison movie, a women's prison.
It's beautifully written, but the material is frightening. The women are powerful con artists. He's always wondering how much truth is in their stories, or are they just playing him as a fool.
There are haunting similarities to politicians. The best are great actors. We never really know how seriously to take their words....
Shabbat Shalom

4 comments:

Soccer Dad said...

The best politicians are crooks. Sounds like something out of Pirkei Avot!

:-)

Batya said...

Con men for sure!

re: Pirkei Avot "running after honor"...

Anonymous said...

Batya


Shavua Tov. Thanks so much for the link. The prison where i conducted my research was maximum security, no white collar criminals, on-the-rake politicians. The women were violent and scary, but as you correctly point out, always playing me. Karen says that all the women I interviewed are sociopaths. Which does not say much for politicians.

Batya said...

Robert, what do you think is the difference between the two?
The politicians are just as much sociopaths, but they voyeuristic pleasure observing others doing the dirty work...