Wednesday 19 January 2011

Today is Gratitude Day!

Continuing my list of '100 Gratitudes', I am grateful for...

77. IMDB - how great is The Internet Movie Database website?! Want to find the release date of an upcoming movie - it's on there. Want to know who wrote or directed a film - it's on there. Want to know trivia, goofs, soundtracks, memorable quotes - they're all on there! It doesn't get any better for a movie fan like me.

78. Drew's Script-O-Rama - another wonderful movie website. This one has hundreds of film scripts for you to download. Both the movie fan and the writer in me is grateful for this magnificent resource. My slightly out there writer's dream is to see a film script of mine made into a movie; and if they wanted to honour me with an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, I wouldn't turn it down! :-) This website is invaluable because as all screenwriters know - the best way to learn how to write a movie is to read scripts and watch films!
(In case you're wondering...yes, I have written a screenplay. But the film studios haven't come knocking at my door yet!)

79. Wikipedia - I can spend hours on this site. I go on there searching for info on someone or something and I end up following links to related people or events. Just this morning I looked up U2, just for curiosity. I read about how the band started, then I moved on to read just about Bono, and then his wife, and then about their charity work. Talk about accessible information! I think it's brilliant.

80. Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg has successfully taken over the (virtual) world, whether that was his intention or not. We can't deny how much this little social networking site has changed our lives. And I for one think it's great. Admittedly, I don't go on there as much as I did when I was caught up in the initial buzz of it all. But I check in every now and again to see what friends are up to. I love that it only takes a simple status update for everyone you care about to know your latest news. This is especially great when, like me, friends and family are spread out all over the world. It's an easy way to stay in touch. And I know it shouldn't replace face-to-face contact, but when that isn't possible it offers the next best thing.


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