It was in Year 12 of high school English that I studied Film Noir. During my schooling days English was my favourite subject by far. Mainly due to two reasons:
1. It was interesting, and
2. I wasn’t that bad at it.
One of my assessment pieces for the unit was to write a script (I guess that’s what you’d call it) for my own original film noir. There were a few restrictions such as word limits, language, etc. but for the most part I was able to draw on my imagination.
That being said, I present to you my Film Noir assessment piece from Grade 12, unedited.
I tend to think of myself as a pretty good driver. I may be a bit careless at times, but I try not to do anything exceptionally stupid. Mistakes can happen though, as I found out for myself.
Let me set the scene.
I had been on the roads for a full year without any incidents and, being the teenager that I was, I felt quite confident in my abilities to avoid a crash. Okay, maybe I was a bit too confident…
I’m discovering that with every post I publish, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find a topic to write about. Well, a topic that I’m interested in writing about at least. I’ve started many drafts only to delete them part-way through – a contributing factor to my infrequent content.
Trying something new can be a daunting task under any circumstances. It’s important, I’m finding, to be able to draw inspiration from certain things when you need that extra bit of motivation. One of the major influences on my blogging experience is some of Shakespeare’s works. It seems like such a typical answer to what inspires me to write, but in all honesty, I love his work. I’d happily spend my time reading through a play, carefully dissecting each line to uncover it’s meaning.
“Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.”
– W. Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
Accept risk and sift through the unknown in hopes of finding something beautiful.
“I’ve been busy” would be an understatement if you were asking why I’ve neglected blogging these past weeks. I recently had my mid-semester exams at university which managed to take up most of my time. After spending hours and hours in front of a computer every day studying, the last thing I wanted to do was spend another few hours on it during my time off.