SCREEN PLAYS AND CREW MEMBERS


183276_10150152232527774_539277773_7964242_4546515_nAs a lover of good screen plays, I’ve seen the best, the worse and even the bad budget.

The love of genres in mystery, romance, action and drama engulfs fans like me to create a love for cast members we always want to view their representations; little wonder the awards given to them also mean a lot to us.

The screen plays which always leave us wanting more either immediately or years later are the creativity of great crew members who relentlessly do their jobs and have great passion for it- it is therefore very vital that we start paying attention to them because they really, are the movies we watch. I for one, have grown to appreciate everyone who makes a good screen play possible- starting from its directors, script writers, camera crew, stunt person, continuity staffs, producers and even make up artists.

I know I was suppose to mention actors and actresses but imagine a movie without a director, a producer and even a camera man? Don’t conclude yet that I said actors are not needed but as a movie lover; its tangible that we begin to appreciate what the editor has done that makes you love the cast.

Our popularly known Jack Bauer -(Kiefer Sutherland) the man who made 24 hours a time with passion, action and suspense on his series 24 is a Canadian born actor; he has won an Emmy award, a golden globe award, 2 actors screen guild award and even 2 satellite awards but how many of his fans know this? Why is it that all they remember is the action and interrogation technique he played in the series 24?

He has taken on another series ‘Touch’, which airs on Sky TV on Tuesdays, it features him being a widower having a son that can tell the future and just into its fifth episode, there seem to be some cries by his fans who expects him to be violent and passionate about his job and possibly a savior of the country- this has led to questions which I believe only his fans can answer- Have we really made Kiefer Sutherland a stereo typed actor in our minds? Do we want him to be one? Is his new series a way of telling viewers he is a man of diverse scripts?

There would really be no need for me to start a tale on his first screen play and how he has become the people’s action hero; its on other websites- read about it but least we forget, a screen play no matter how powerful it is or how it makes us feel after viewing entailed a lot before it became the ‘most watched’.

Keni Ogunlola an adept producer/director also writes his scripts- he is a Nigerian- he’s not yet Steven Spielberg but you should see him at work- he’s an inspiration and just like Tyler Perry, he leaves you wanting more of his work. His recent work Bianca is an interesting watch featuring themes of recession, marriage, motherhood and so on- thanks to him, I have a total view of screen plays, its writing, its set, its casts and even the script- everything we see, everything we ever imagined, every scene that left us in shock started somewhere- “The writer’s head”.

Its a head with creativity, stream of consciousness and most of all intuition; something I would like to invade for they are the real screen plays, the real movies and the real directors- they had it all planned before we visualized it and even if like Tyler Perry they do it for therapeutic healing- they are the real reasons we have classical moments at the cinema.

I can’t tell you every secret but its beautiful to have writers and crew members with a passion- Touch might air for only 45mins but it must have taken days to shoot a scene, Madea‘s make up takes hours, arranging locations and making casts comfortable is someone’s job- its beautiful and they behind the scenes should be appreciated. Don’t just go to the cinema again appreciate its crew and most especially the writer- that’s where the real story is.

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