Posted by MollyBread at spider-mtc-tc022.proxy.aol.com on August 28, 2001 at 02:07:15:
In Reply to: Re: Any tidbits of genius you'd be willing to share? posted by camrenroc21 on August 28, 2001 at 01:31:45:
: : Let's see, I think my chances of getting a response are about as likely as being one of the four powerball winners, but oh well. Here goes. I love your writing. You have the Midas touch of comedic prose. What sort of process to you go through when you start something? I'll be graduating soon with a degree in creative writing and I've admired your work for years and I would love to adapt some of you technique. At least try, anyway. Do you have any tips? The way you mix "smart" humor with slapstick is beautiful. I think I am especially curious to read something of yours that DIDN'T work well. More than anything I'd like to pick your brain.
: : Ever tried to get John Cusack in one of your movies?
: I'm not Kevin but I say write and start paying more attention to the things around you! People say and do stupid funny shit but you have to listen to understand it! Just a hint you can tell me to do whatever with myself it doesn't bother me
Did you think I was going to insult you? Anyway, I love watching people make fools of themselves. College offers a great forum for that, too. Comedy is so tricky to pull off. It's too easy to be cliche and bland, as I fell a lot of comedy has become. In an article featuring Kevin doing a play by play of "A Man For All Seasons" he mentions how poppy and quick audiences want their entertainment. I find that frustrating because I'd like to think I am not only more intelligent than that, but also that my attention span can withstand more than the average 15 year old MTV viewer. But unfortunately they seem to be the demographic controlling the economy. Ugh.
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