AN OSCAR SPEECH DAYDREAM
“and the Oscar for best original screenplay goes to…
Donn Coppens for Comment Deleted!”
(applause/laughter after I do a couple of
Jack Palancian one arm pushups)
Thank You SO much!
I know that I only have a minute..I have to thank Ridley Scott for his brilliant ability to bring this to life on the big screen...and the cast..the crew..I loved every minute that I spent on the set..except for shooting the shark scenes at night
I don't know how many times I said 'we're gonna need a bigger boat'
actually Ridley I was thinking that the Director would use computer generated sharks in that scene when I wrote it
anyway now we know for certain that Leo can not only walk on water but I saw him actually RUN on water!
They say that you should write about what you know and this story was basically writing down absolutely EVERYTHING that I know…or could google
so I’m glad that you liked it..
and since I don't know about anything else I guess I'm pretty much done,
short and sweet.. like me...
what a ride!
I need to thank Chris Cariou, Yes Len is his uncle,
(polite laughter) for nagging me until I started writing this thing
and of course to all of my Blogging friends who kept encouraging me to write.
This is for all of you tapping away out there day after day…month after month…sharing your lives, being vulnerable, discussing issues, staying informed, telling jokes, this story is you and me and what it means to be interconnected in the 21st century.
Like all of you I’ve always loved movies.
I think that they are the most amazing way to teach, explore and entertain… maybe even better than Blogging!
Oh boy there is my first warning...
OK I realize that I’ll never get the chance to talk to one billion people again so I better not waste it..I did write a few notes...
The human experience is all about experiencing other humans, and this story proved that we can do that in all sorts of different ways,
but we are running out of time and we need to forget about the differences that we have created and focus on how much more we have in common.
Oh crap they are giving me the signal to wrap it up…
I need to thank my beautiful children,
Coco, Mish, Spenny and Ridz..((muah))
thank you for being proud of me (clears throat)
even when I had nothing to give you but my love..
And most of all to my dear Alice (sniff)..
for taking a chance on this guy..who was an absolute wreck...(ahem) and during the darkest days of my life...
you took me in to your heart..(sniff)..
and healed me..(blubbering)
I love you sweetie!
Thank You All...HI MOM!"
What would you say?