Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lazy Sunday # 90: Book Porn

When a screenwriter finishes a script, he doesn’t have to go to a lot of trouble making it presentable. # 5 Brads. 20 lb. Hammermill paper. Maybe a cardstock cover (I recommend “Proscript” – they come pre-punched).

Some screenwriters, at the end of a series or later in their careers when they want to remind themselves that they actually had a career, will bind their produced scripts in leather with a gold imprint approximating the final product’s title font.

The unproduced scripts stay in a drawer awaiting the inevitable “Have you got something with a woman in jeopardy that can be shot in Bulgaria?” call from your agent.

But there are people who take the printed page further, pulling you up with inspired awe.

Such is what follows.

For those who love books, who cherish a rainy afternoon exploring musty shelves of long forgotten masterpieces, this is “Book Porn”.

And I have a feeling even those who have traded paper for a Kindle, audiobooks or MP3 downloads may feel a twinge of loss or even a whispered “Really? Daddy wants…”

Only $4600 a copy.

Enjoy your Sunday.

3 comments:

Racicot said...

Aaaah... the book is put to sleep.

Thanks for sharing your Sunday's.

Matt.

JA Goneaux said...

In Montreal this summer we dropped into a MAJOR foo-foo shop, hoping to maybe score a nice coffee table book on sale or something (frankly, I'd rather eat and drink my Montreal experiences).

There was, no kidding, a $25,000 book. Actually, books, as this wasn't an old "one of a kind" thing. And while embossed in gold, it certainly didn't have a few ounces...

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