HOW CAN THIS BE SO MUCH FUN?

I’m writing a new script. It’s been a while.  I’ve been solving other creative problems – that’s what I do – but I haven’t written a script in a while. The process of starting with the simple idea – of evolving it with research and free flow thinking – then organizing my thoughts and notes, […]

ONE OF THE GREAT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CONCERT FILMS AND SCREENWRITING

There are some great rock and roll concert films: Martin Scorcese’s THE LAST WALTZ, with The Band and others; Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads doc STOP MAKING SENSE with David Byrne, and now I’ve seen another great one: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: LIVE IN DUBLIN, a documentary on the concerts held at the Point Theater in Dublin, Ireland […]

A CREEPY GREAT MOVIE

I watch a lot of documentaries.  For me, it’s all about storytelling.  In this day and age of evolving media, we’re not just screenwriters or just novelists, we’re storytellers – across media.   These days, some of the best storytelling is happening in documentaries.  They are fulfilling one of the original missions of movies – […]

CONNIE MARTINSON INTERVIEWS TOM LAZARUS PARTS 1 & 2

Veteran book maven Connie Martinson interviewed me about THE LAST WORD, my new book. She’s a terrific interviewer and to my surprise asked me to read a couple passages from the book. It was a fun interview, with lots of information for the screenwriter. There are two parts, and nowhere do I discuss the Kim […]