The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Brit a Day [#168]

I love Christian Bale in 'Laurel Canyon', and I think the essence of his character in that film surfaces [pardon the pun] in his face every time we see him in his mother's pool. I grew up listening to Joni Mitchell's 'Ladies of the Canyon', and my own psyche ended up somewhere between that of his mom and that of his fiancee, or more accurately, I ended up like a mix of the two characters. As the son of one and the lover of the other, I don't think he believes that such a cocktail of two different women is even possible.

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