In the mood for some Italian existential ennui in the key of Federico Fellini, I queued up his second feature I VITELLONI about 5 angsty men looking for personal, professional, sexual, &/or spiritual meaning in their lives. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go run away with Moraldo.
"You better make the first move or we'll be here all night."
My college creative writing professor's favorite writing prompt that she said you could use endlessly was to imagine two people together in one room, then invent a scene where one wants to leave & one wants to stay.
According to actor Terence Stamp, Ken Loach took a similar approach in directing his first film - the 1967 Kitchen Sink Drama POOR COW. During production, Stamp said Loach would privately…