Monday, October 13, 2008

Are lunatics just a mis-understood minority?

"In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane" Oscar Wilde

"Insanity in individuals is something rare, but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule." Friedrich Nietzsche

"Only the insane have strength enough to survive. Only the survivors determine what is sane." unknown source

As you can probably guess the majority have voted for 'A'.  'C' received a couple of nods and 'B'... well 'B' saw tumbleweed!

I'm excited that the voting went so well, everybody got into the spirit of things.  A big thank you to all those who have commented so far, I appreciate your participation.  If we keep the momentum going we might actually make this movie!!  

Please remember to pass it on!

I had the great privilege to receive an email from George Cockcroft AKA Luke Rhinehart, author of "The Dice Man", both offering his support and voting on our blog!!!!  In his words... "Great idea, Geek! Go for it!". He said that he would be following the blog and would make the odd comment - so keep posted!

 I feel I just need to make it clear that this movie is inspired by the book and not based on or an adaption of... I would like the next generation of movie goers to learn a little about the ideas in the book, but in a contemporary genre that will appeal to the MTV generation.  Plus this is a no/lo budget film which means it has to be made using what I have available... no Lear Jets, no huge crowd scenes, no Angelina Jolie.  Just a bunch of students looking for an alternative experience in a house in the French Alps.

Perhaps some of the students are psych students?

In a couple of days I'll post the next set of choices for voting.  In the meantime, I'd like to hear more of your comments on the theme of the movie.

Don't be shy... speak up!


  1. A couple of thoughts for discussion:

    Why are they going to the Alps? Perhaps the choice to go there is based on a roll of the die. Things then obviously escalate.

    Psych students makes sense, but a mix of willing believers and cynics would add interest.

    Sanity is a subjective thing. Is basing your decisions on the set formula of a die less sane than acting on feelings or indistinct morals?

    I don't think the drug angle adds that much to the themes. The mad decisions would have more weight if made by sober person.

  2. The reason to base our movie in a picturesque get-away high up in the alps... I have access to just such a place, so why not? Trust me it's stunning!

  3. I agree with Ian that the idea is strong enough with out the added drug angle. The dramatic impact is in the arbitary decisions that will flow rather than the consequences of drug fuled mayhem...perhaps thats the theme of another movie!