Sunday, March 02, 2008

Fun Monday - I Ought'a Be a Picture!

Janet (from the Planet of Janet) gave us all a huge challenge this week! It was a lot harder than I thought it would be - from casting to just doing a quick recap of my life. My past life has reappeared in my present life and as such, I've been spending a lot of my mental time looking back in the last month - partially to see who I was then, and how I became who I am now. So in a way, I've been working on this for a month - but hadn't cast any parts yet. Janet says:

Hollywood has come calling. They want to make a movie of your life story!

So here's what I want to read about: Write the brief synopsis of this film that you might use to pitch this project and cast the principal players. Who would play you? You can either cast or ignore significant others, children and/or pets. This is, after all, YOUR movie about you you YOU! Illustrate as needed with casting photos or filming locations. Your life not interesting enough? Hey, this is Hollywood. Never let the facts get in the way of a good story!




THE TRULY AMAZING AND UTTERLY FASCINATING LIFE OF SAYRE
She was born nearly 46 years ago in the very same town she lives in now. It may not seem like she got very far, but now she lives in a totally different place.
Her parents were simple folk.
Her father was a foreigner.

Topol

Topol (Fiddler on the Roof)
who became more American than the Americans...

Peter



Peter Griffin (Family Guy)


Her mother was a genteel Southern belle with a spine of steel.

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Gena Rowlands (think of Mom from "Hope Floats")

And of course, there were men in her life. Three of them. There was one more, but he didn't mean anything...

Her first husband, That Man
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Greenquist (Victor Pascow in "Pet Sematary - the guy that got run over)

The guy who helped her get over the disaster that was her first marriage, JL
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Ricky Scaggs, seated (before he became a gospel guy)

Her second husband, the Darling Man

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Dylan McDermott - not quite as studly as the real thing

Together, Darling Man and she came up with:

ZBoy, the most amazing child ever, and savior of her life.

Aang

Aang - the Last Avatar


Before, Sayre was just your average, everyday, somewhat-overweight single girl...

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totally intimidated by women she thought were more attractive than herself. With all of those women around, how could she possibly stand a chance of finding Mr. Right?

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She tried hard, but somehow always found herself in impossible situations wearing entirely inappropriate clothing...

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She lacked seriously in the grace department,

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but was sincere in her search for beauty, truth and love.

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Thankfully, sincerity and a good heart pay off in the end.

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Unfortunately, Darling Man gets up WAY before Sayre and so she rarely gets the opportunity to watch him sleep...

33 comments:

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

Two thumbs up on your movie! Great casting and portrayal of the facts. May all us Bridget Jones in the world find our way.

Peter said...

Very well written, cast, and thought out Sayre.

janet said...

bravo, sayre!!!! i laughed, i cried, i loved it all!

i'm sure this will get an oscar next year!

Faye said...

Yes, good casting choice to help you over a rough spot in the marriage world--good ole Ricky Skaggs--even though he's now gospel and not quite as handsome as Vince Gill. Thanks for representing all us Bridget Joneses.

JennV said...

Fabulous story and the casting was perfect!

Have a Fun Monday!

JennV
(Teetering on her own "Edge of Reason" most of the time!)

Joy T. said...

Excellent, bravo bravo! I didn't participate because it just seemed so hard, but you make the assignment look so easy!

Jettie said...

Very well done...hey isn't the older guy standing Ralph Stanley? love his music!!

Hootin' Anni said...

I LOVE LOVE! how you set it all up with stills from movies!!

My 'movie' is going on right now...you don't want to miss the opening scene.

karisma said...

Sweet! Love your casting skills.

karatemom said...

Very cool sayre..so creative ..

Anonymous said...

Not Anthony Hopkins? Not Brian Dennehy? PETER GRIFFIN!

Sayre said...

Actually, I DID consider Brian Dennehy (but not Anthony Hopkins - you're not Hannibal Lecter enough), but looks wasn't the only thing I was going by - Topol's wisdom and efforts to do the right thing but willingness to bend for the ones he loved was a big factor. And Peter? That guy is probably EveryDad in this day and age. How could you not be, Dad, er, um "Anonymous"...

Simply Jenn said...

Great job! I was too dang tired to get up and post actual pictures.

Jenni said...

Aw, I love happy endings:o)

nikki said...

I totally nominate your movie!

Sandy said...

Great job! Terrifically illustrated!

Karina said...

This was very cleverly written! I'd definitely watch it! ;-)

Sauntering Soul said...

Great post! You picked an awesome cast for a beautiful story!

I can relate to Bridget Jones about 99% of the time....

Karmyn R said...

Ooh - I Loved It! Especially the ending - because I'm all about the ending up with Mr. Gorgeous Right.

Liane Michel said...

You cast yourself perfectly and you lucky stiff, you get a scene with Colin Firth!!

Irish Coffeehouse said...

This rocks! I love it. And I love all of your pictures too!

Thanks for sharing!

Tiggerlane said...

Awesomely cool movie - my favorite kind, where it's all happy in the end.

BTW, I love that woman's character in "Hope Floats." My daughter saw that when she was much younger, and used to imitate her saying, "Bad Dawg....BAD dawg!"

jennifer said...

Excellent! Two thumbs up! And you were right, this one was more difficult but lots of fun...Jen

Mamalang said...

Love Aang as Zboy...my son would love to be him.

Mariposa said...

Love the turn of events with photos! Great job!

Tracey said...

Fantastic! First one I have read that actually used pics throughout! Wahhhooo!

Jan said...

Excellent. I didn't even try this week. Far too challenging for me, but you met the challenge spectacularly.

Gattina said...

Lol ! very nice ! From the middle on it reminded me Bridget Jones!

Huckdoll said...

That was awesome!

PS. Thanks for visiting and commenting today! Much appreciated!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I love your story. I'm always up for a happy ending.

Melanie said...

I love your movie. The pictures were so much fun! And what a handsome husband you have!

ablondeblogger said...

Oh how fun! Love it!

Babzy said...

Brilliant! Bravo Bravissimo!