A few of my favourite things


When I suffer from a severe case of writer’s block one of my key procrastination techniques is to go on a movie binge and be inspired by other writers quality dialogue. Sometimes it works…sometimes I end up rearranging my sock draw.

Just in case you’re looking for some inspiration, I thought I would share with you some of the films that helped me get back to the keyboard in the times where my creativity has abandoned me.

I can’t help but start with Moonstruck!


What’s not to love?

The idea that the course of your life could be transformed (for the better) in a matter of three short days –  is a tantalising premise. Brooklyn Heights, New York couldn’t be further away from my life here in Sydney, Australia but I challenge anyone not to be instantly hooked when they enter the world of the Castorini and Cammareri families in Moonstruck.

Performances by Cher, Nicholas Cage and Olympia Dukakis prove to us that we all lose our heads a little in the pursuit of true love.

Special mention has to go to John Patrick Stanley for writing (and Olympia Dukakis, pictured below, for delivering) one of the best lines of all time.


Are there any other Moonstruck fans out there?

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