I love it when I get these flashes of genius for my novel.
I've been trying to figure out what it is that my one lead character is missing, and I think I found his missing element.
I rented "The Way We Were" and was just putting it into the dvd player when I got this idea. Haven't even had a chance to hit the play button yet. The whole reason I rented it was because well, I am ashamed to say never seen it before. I know I know, it's like the ultimate chick flick and I've never seen it. But then again, I'm an odd chicky who slept through Sound of Music and wanted to vomit when I saw Casablanca. Both of which we had to watch in grade 11 English class.
I think if a man ever wanted to torture me all he'd need to do is tie me to a chair and make me watch Gone With The Wind, (that to me would be like the scene Malcolm McDowell went through in Clockwork Orange)
Anyways, Sex and the City 's love story between Carrie and Big is a retelling of The Way We Were so the movie -The Way We Were- keeps popping up around me. Okay, you only have to hit me with a chair a few times for me to get that it's a sign. So I rented it today.
As I was about to put the dvd in the player I got this flash of what my lead male was missing, and it has to do with this movie. HA! Breakthroughs are a wonderful feeling. Much like flying.
Okay, so now I'm off to watch the movie and cry my eyes out.