Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #542


Sometimes the camera captures a different story than what the script or the director intended. Then again, so does life…  




Note: This is Exhibit #2 in Bonnywood’s March Madness. Details found here.


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    • And Fred is also incensed that his co-stars were supposed to be Barbra Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, yet this did not happen. After this he no longer trusted the casting directors on movies, eventually giving up on the Celluloid Trajectory and resigning himself to appearing in the long-running TV series “My Three Sons” which became the pinnacle of… nothing, really… 😉

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    • Erma Jean did, indeed, flee, but luckily she tripped over the Assistant Director, Ernie Gene, and they eventually had a happy life raising 12 kids in a small Canadian town famous for inventing taffy-pulling…

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    • Thanks, Barb. Although this whole experiment is all about seeking advice for some of my “not-so-great” Past Imperfect efforts, I do have a lingering degree of fondness for the olden days when those Imperfects were just a line or two and didn’t need an intervention. Sometimes brevity triumphs my well-documented proclivity to ramble incessantly. I just need to learn how to be satisfied with form over function… 😉

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    • Yet Guy on the Right had no qualms about trying to fool people, deftly transferring the gaseous guilt from his own ass to that of a lowly production assistant who happened to be passing by at a critical moment, innocently on a mission to make sure the bagels on the craft services table were fresh and suddenly she was accused of effusive malfeasance…

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    • And I agree, as well. I sometimes forget the original concept inspiration for the Past Imperfects, years ago, which was to tell a story in as few words as possible. Sometimes those micro-stories DO need some help, and we end up with a multi-page saga that fleshes things out nicely. But other times? Let it be…

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