Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Music, Screenplay

Screenplays and Books and Wet Dreams

I was excited at the notion that a person who was connected to the late John Hughes reading my screenplay that is about John Hughes. But here is the thing about my screenplay: it sucks. It does. You are not required to be nice in the comments. Over the past five years, I have fallen… Continue reading Screenplays and Books and Wet Dreams

Family, Humor, Life, Minimalist, My Book, Universe

Thirty-One Universal Things

July was full of Universal things, bizarre happenings, and stuff I honestly can't explain. If you had told me that my bird would go missing and one of the cast members of The Breakfast Club would email me, I would have yelled, YOU ARE SHITTING ME. In the middle of July, I purchased this book… Continue reading Thirty-One Universal Things

John Hughes, Chicago, Screenplay, Don't You Forget About Me, The Breakfast Club, 80s, 80s Movies
Chicago, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me-Scene Seventeen “Chicago is SO Good For My Ego”

  I think it's normal to "see" certain actors in roles when you've written something like this. Right? TELL ME IT'S NORMAL. I see Nicole Sullivan as Kate. You've seen her in shows like MadTV and King of Queens and as of late, Disjointed on Netflix. She is FUN-NY and I would love her in… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me-Scene Seventeen “Chicago is SO Good For My Ego”

John Hughes, Chicago, Screenplay, Don't You Forget About Me, The Breakfast Club, 80s, 80s Movies
Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Sixteen “Maybe You Should’ve Kidnapped John Cusack”

  New to this scene? Well, you have 15 other scenes to read first! Head here to get started.     Scene Sixteen- "Maybe You Should Have Kidnapped John Cusack"  Back in Chicago, everyone is back at Katherine’s home after returning from their breakfast picnic at the Illinois State Police Headquarters. Michael (to Judd) -… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Sixteen “Maybe You Should’ve Kidnapped John Cusack”

John Hughes, Chicago, Screenplay, Don't You Forget About Me, The Breakfast Club, 80s, 80s Movies
Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me-Scene Fifteen “You Have a Restraining Order Against Edie McClurg?”

  I could make an entire movie out of this next scene alone. But then I would get sued by the creator of Friends, which is the coffee shop (Central Perk) I used as inspiration. I've used other things in my personal life as inspiration for aspects of the screenplay so far, like: The flat… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me-Scene Fifteen “You Have a Restraining Order Against Edie McClurg?”

John Hughes, Chicago, Screenplay, Don't You Forget About Me, The Breakfast Club, 80s, 80s Movies
Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Fourteen- “Is This What I Think it Is?”

The original plan for the museum was to be set in a neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. I had two inspirations: the neighborhood from Return to Me (great Chicago movie) and also the neighborhood where Mike's parents grew up: Lakeview. When his parents grew up there, it wasn't the trendy area that it… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Fourteen- “Is This What I Think it Is?”