Monday, September 26, 2016

Luke Cage-Nursing--David Press.


1.1: A dark nursery: in a Lay-z-Boy is JESSICA JONES with little DANIELLE on a cushion getting her in position to be breast fed. The cushion is called a My-Breast-Friend and helps mothers get babies into position to nurse.  

CAGE [OP]:                           How many feedings are we up to now?
JESSICA:                               ‘Bout…12 since midnight.

1.2: On the floor is LUKE CAGE, sprawled out in a starfish formation. He’s exhausted, down for the count.

CAGE:                                    That’s the problem having superhero parents, superhuman kids need the fuel. Uhhhhh.
                                                We need an industrial grade breast pump.

1.3: Panning up to the Jessica.

JESSICA:                               Misty showed me this thing.
CAGE [OP]:                           Does it involve punching you in the boob? Because I’m not doing it.

1.4: From Jessica’s perspective: she’s looking down at Luke on the floor. He’s staring up at her. A point I’d like to emphasize here is how exhausted he is—for the first time in his superhero life. He’s totally in love with this woman and their child despite this being the greatest challenge of this adult life.

JESSICA:                               No. Going for a walk.

1.5 CUT TO: Luke is pushing a stroller with Danielle. Jessica is alongside him. It’s a dark night in Harlem, and Jessica Jones is punching out a MUGGER—as they take their kid for a night walk.

CAGE:                                    You just wanted to go on patrol.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Why? Luke Cage.

With the forthcoming Netflix series starting later this week—let’s take a look back at what makes this character so sweet.

Created by Archie Goodwin, John Romita, Sr, and George Tuska; Cage was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. While in prison he was a part of an experiment that helped him gain superhuman strength, unbreakable skin, and accelerated healing factor. His wife is Jessica Jones and he frequently partners with Iron Fist, Misty Knight, and Colleen Wing.

In the era that he was created Cage was the source material for some controversial ideas mostly from Blaxploitation and kung fu film craze that happened in the 1970s. Cage and Iron Fist have become unique characters only recently with the work of Brian Michael Bendis in Alias and New Avengers, and the recent Power Man and Iron Fist series by David Walker and Sanford Greene. I like the latter quite a lot—it has a Skottie Youngish feel to it with well-choreographed action sequences. It has a cartoonish, friendly style.

Why don’t we see what we can do with Mr. Cage?

Friday, September 23, 2016

DON'T HUG ME I'M SCARED-"Grammar"--David Press


1.1: A TEACHER with a COMPUTER for a head stares at a classroom. Amongst the sleeping, hungover students are RED, YELLOW, and DUCK. Perhaps you can take this from the perspective of behind the Teacher's shoulder? 

1. COMPUTER:                     Who can distinguish between the passive versus the active voice?

1.2: In a flash of rainbow light a TOILET appears in the center of the classroom. The Teacher jumps back.

2. TOILET:                             IT’S EASY!
2B:                                          The toilet was clogged by me.

1.3: Yellow flips out in the background. He’s jumping out of his seat.

3. YELLOW:                          That’s the passive. “I clogged the toilet!”

1.4: Duck is up in front of the room and has grabbed the Teacher by his sweater vest.

4. DUCK:                               Don’t be passive! Be active!

1.5: Duck gives the teacher a SWIRLIE, but a godawful one. Blood splashes out of the Toilet as if it’s Old Faithful.

SFX:                                       FLUSH!

1.6: The Toilet EXPLODES spraying poop and Teacher Computer PartS everywhere.

SFX:                                       SPLAT!