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Sunday, April 16, 2006

feature film "Black Billy"

started the Landmark Education seminar on Creativity (for the 4th or 5th time) on Tuesday, and on Wednesday I wrote the outline for a movie; (any day that I write is an excellent day, the days in between are just days in between)

New Mexico has a unique attitude about their outlaws and lawmen – Billy the Kid, the Lincoln County Wars, Elfego Baca, Blackjack Ketchum, the Bowdres – that shows up in the local media etc, an attitude of mostly pride, some nostalgia, and overall 'this is what New Mexicans are like'

I'll call this screenplay "Black Billy" because it is a noir Western tale, with the noir structure and the noir stance of inevitable doom: there is nothing Billy can do to prevent his too-certain fate, and he knows it — think Peckinpah

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