The Illusionist / Making the Rounds in LA

Watched The Illusionist with my wife the other night. What a relief to know that quietly intelligent films like this are still alive and well. Was really taken with the performances of Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Biel. Equally taken with the directing and writing. My only concern? There’s a dude applying for a job at my gallery who looks disturbingly like the villain in the flick.

What about my script? Still making the rounds in LA/NY. Don’t want to drop names, as that seems idiotic. It’s getting praised all over the joint, but no one’s stepping up to the plate yet. This could go on for the rest of my life, or end tomorrow. Well, I’ve plenty to do either way.

2 thoughts on “The Illusionist / Making the Rounds in LA

  1. So which character do you classify as the ‘villain’? The duke or whatever royal rank he was who brutalized women?
    I enjoyed the film extremely. It was beautiful and haunting.

  2. I’m the villain. If you don’t believe me, just ask my family.

    But in the case of the film, Crown Prince Leopold is, played by Rufus Sewell. This character doesn’t seem to be based wholely on the crown prince of the time, but is likely a composite.

    Beautiful and haunting, yes. I should hope to do half as well.

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