Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Good Man Book Tour

 First, I am not a fan of screenplays unless.  From the very begging it seems like Louis is a creepy individual.  He has no self esteem really but he helps homeless people when he can.  Does he help them willing or is it out of guilt? When  he is in therapy is he talking to himself? He basically kills all the bad people in the world, drug abusers and hookers.  I can't say I really enjoyed the screenplay because I like a more concrete book, with more detail as in describing the scene and setting, giving the characters a more defined personality and characteristic.  I saw the main character as an older man who was progressively looking sickly.  If this was a novel with chapters I would enjoy it.  Below is an excerpt from the screenplay that I read.

The author stated if we like Dexter and American Psycho we have a good chance of liking A Good Man.  This screenplay is actually being turned into a feature film in France by  Radowski Films.  We all know that French and American films and interests are different.  She is the author of two books of supernatural suspense genre, Drowned Sorrow and The Strangers Outside. 

Louis Caron is a good man - he is a vegetarian, feeds homeless people, takes care of animals and is concerned with environmental issues. But his altruism has a sinister edge: he's a vampire and local inspector Taglioni becomes increasingly suspicious of him. Louis' attempt to escape the police will take him on a journey into his own private hell where he is not only forced to confront his worst fears, but where he will also destroy the lives of those he cares about.
EXT – STREET – DAY Snow-covered streets seen through a floor-to-ceiling window. 
Would you like to begin, Eric? Your case is rather peculiar.

My name is Eric. I've been a vampire since 1973 and I have constant headaches because of a brain tumor. An eternal headache, if you get what I mean. I'm also suffering from depression, but that's curable, they say – even for a vampire.


LOUIS CARON (55 years old) stares out the window, lost in thought. Behind him, four people participate in their weekly group therapy session. Amongst them: a French lady with crutches (MADAME RENAUD, 50's), a depressive cancer patient (ERIC, 40's) and a black obese woman with an exuberant personality (LÉOPOLDINE, 40's). The moderator, FRED (35), has a gentle voice. Your typical spiritual guru.

MADAME RENAUD (with a French accent) 
That's nothing compared to me. I have a broken hip, too much cholesterol, chronic sinusitus –

LÉOPOLDINE (provocatively)
I was wondering, Madame Renaud... Were you already a hypochondriac when you were transformed or did that come later?

MADAME RENAUD (too busy with herself to hear the remark) … Lupus, malaria, lack of vitamine C, Addison's disease, …

What's bizarre is that every time she comes here, the list gets longer.

Let's listen to what Louis has to say. (to Louis) Do you want to come and join us, Louis? Louis turns. He was obviously not following the conversation.

Uhm? What? (notices that the session has begun) Oh, hi Fred. I didn't hear you come in. Louis sits down.

Go ahead. Madame Renaud is still enumerating her ailments.

Miss Renaud! She stops speaking. Fred gestures that it is Louis' turn.

My name is Louis. Louis Caron. I've been a vampire since 1750 and as you can see, I'm old and ugly. For me, that's the problem about being a vampire. I was 55 when I was transformed and I will stay 55 forever. I will have wrinkles forever. I will have arthritis forever. Fucking annoying.

That's your karma taking revenge on your body. The more good you do around you, the more you will be able to lead a happy, healthy life. But because you are all vampires, your karma is punishing you. It's as simple as that. Now, what I'd like to hear from you is what you all do to improve your karma. What do you do to be a good person, despite your vampire nature?

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1 comment:

  1. I like screenplays, and this one sounds very good. It is cool that it is being made into a film.



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