Paul Haggis is a great screenwriter….now. In his interview with The Dialogue, Haggis talks about being a bad writer for many years.
It often takes years of being a rubbish writer before you become a great writer. Being great is often only achieved following a series of failure and mediocrity. The pursuit for perfection before action is a sure way to never get anything done…a life of procrastination, unfulfilled potential, fear and inertia.
I’m a big fan of Paul Haggis work. Crash is one of my favourite movies. The story construction is a work of art. I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to watch a preview of his new film ‘The Next Three Days’. I wasn’t disappointed. The story structure was beautifully rhythmic with an awesome twist. The film encapsulates the art of story telling and the power of a good cinematic team to bring that story to life.
If you ever wondered what a dramatisation of the phrase for ‘Richer or Poor, for Better or Worse, Till Death do us Part’ looks like in reality then watch ‘The Next Three Days’, it will give you a clue.
Russell Crowe’s portrayal of the unlikely hero made uncomfortable viewing as he clumsily planned his way through slapstick acts of heroism. The Next Three Days, makes you think – everyone has the ability to be a hero, if you believe what you love is worth fighting for.
Released in UK on 7 January 2011