Sunday, 3 January 2010

Budget cut slashes movie hopes

Something odd happens whenever I host the challenge at Inspiration Avenue... My Muse decides not to play.

A poor effort from me this week on the theme of At the Movies. Let me explain further. I was fresh from a blockbuster Christmas. I'd been wowed by Avatar and wooed by Mr Holmes. The natural beauty of Pandora was playing games with my imagination. I wanted to conjure a world of fantastical flora and fauna an leave a trail of wonder for great detectives to ponder over.

I assembled my cast and burnt the midnight oil with the script-writers. I argued with the director, fussed over the costume department and focused my attention on the art direction.

It was all coming together so nicely... but then... the actors went on strike, the budget was slashed and the location flooded. My thought processes were interrupted by other projects and I was constantly fighting off the attentions of male leads. So, we are left with this simple digital amalgamation of the two films I watched over the holidays. Shall we call it "Sherlock Holmes and the case of the missing Pandoran avatar"?

Both films are worth watching, even if Sherlock starts to resemble a Bruce Willis action caper on occasion. A little more decorum please - this is England old boy after all... I could quite happily watch Avatar with the sound off, it is a most beautiful creation. I wonder if they do weekend breaks?


  1. hahaha!!! you are soooo cute!!! anyhow, this piece is direct to the point and actually pretty cool!!

    and i too agree that the 2 films you have mentioned are worth watching ... 5 times each!

  2. I think your muse is having you on! simple but effective montage and your usual standard of witty writing.

  3. Yes - cut your muse some slack Lisa. She can't be every where at once ;-) Only seen Avatar and not Holmes - but I came away both entranced and sad... Fabulous fabulous movie!

  4. I love the way you put the images together! I think your muse was present and accounted for!

  5. I like it! You can't really go wrong for me with Robert Downey Jnr!!
    Angie x

  6. I agree you can't go wrong with Robert Downey Jr!

  7. It's remarkable because even when you feel you don't deliver you still manage to pull of sheer magic!♥

  8. I love the photo above. I have tried to watch both movies. But did not make it through them.
    Just wanted to wish you a happy new year.

  9. This is so simple, yet incredibly effective! I really like it; I think as artists we are too hard on ourselves.

  10. This is fabulous Lisa. It's a great blend of the two movies. I've seen Avatar but have not made it to Sherlock Holmes yet. I do want to see it.
    I have to say I was a little disappointed in the Avatar....don't get me wrong the special effects blew me away. I didn't care for the plot. Oh well I'm sure I'll make a lot a enemies with this opinion.


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