The intergalactic musical

Another post to our series of “ideas for movies that I will never make, but maybe someone will someday”.

So a few weeks ago I remember I’ve read somewhere that Leo was visiting a space center with his girlfriend (or something like that) and this year, at my birthday, I’ve watched Hubble 3D Imax, which was on Netflix and it is narrated by Leo (every year on my birthday I try to watch a Leo movie). Then I was also checking out again an old notebook I have that I turned into a life-long diary, at a time I was reminded of my 20s, when I wanted to do so much of my life! I wanted to develop different skills and to have different career experiences, to travel around the world and make the most wonderful, many different motion pictures…

This is all to say that one of the ideas I once had was about a space musical. I mean, we do have sci-fi and some other strange things going on space, but how about a musical? Somehow Fantasia (1940) **** comes to mind, right? Nebula, different planets and stars… And do you guys remember that beautiful scene of Wall-e (2008)**** when Eve and Wall-e are dancing on the void, with a fire extinguisher? That’s just beauty.

I’m not sure exactly of the plot (sure I could think about it if stopped for a moment and gave it some thought), it could involve different alien species or spacecrafts, or only astronauts in exploration, or some grand metaphysical (Malick kind of stuff) theme… whatever. I know that musicals seemed like great fun when well done and a delight to the eyes, so I think it would be really nice.

 

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My Michael Jackson movie

So, I will add here the ideas for movies I had (under the Storyboard category). As I probably will never make movies in this life, maybe someone can take this idea and actually transform it into a script and then maybe into a real movie?

These days I have seen some MJ fans talking about a picture that Paris had posted in one of these social medias, and they were claiming that MJ is alive. Well, I had a best friend who loved MJ, was a huge fan of his and I even went to a MJ theme party along with her. At the time he passed away, I have imagined this story – what if it’s all a media circus, it’s all a farse, but he’s actually alive?

Better yet, years before that, I had imagined a movie that would tell the story of a famous pop star, who was considered the king of pop, and he would be a vampire!

This pop star would have already done music video clips about monsters (zombies, werewolves… friends of his, for sure) and old legends, special magical powers, but nobody in the world would have noticed that he was actually a real vampire – since they would think it was all a matter of style and gaining more public, only to have fun using special effects on concerts and such…

His skin would be really white and he would be constantly protecting himself from the sun, he would wear gloves and dark clothes, and prefer the night scene. At some crazy moment, he would drain blood from children who liked him and are so free from preconceived judgement they would sympathize with having a vampire friend that they would offer their blood freely and promise never to tell the truth of this blood bank being constructed while they had fun at a private amusement park owned by him.

Of course he would be rich, I mean, a lifetime of savings. And of course he would have to create this fake childhood for the world to know – although it’s true that he had suffered abuse from his father (centuries ago it was not considered abuse in fact). He would have hired actors to play him as a child, then teenager, and the new century made it possible for him to make excuse for his skin color, as a type of disease. And what a better way to spend some years on Earth as a singer and dancer? Having fun, inspiring kids, getting more money for the rest of eternity, creating things, contributing somehow to the current human society.

But there is a certain point where one has to retire and reclude himself, before it’s too late and people start guessing. I mean, vampires don’t age.

And sure, we could make up a plot that includes other action scenes or whatever, but wouldn’t it be so fun? The character doesn’t need to have his original name, but it would be definitely fun, kind of trash, kind of that Elvira movie… I wanted to see that story coming up. It could be even a series maybe.

if we were to meet for real

I was re-reading some old posts I had written for this blog in the past, and there are a few I quite like actually. I’m always (during my life) imagining how would it be if Leo and I were to meet in real life and get together. Then, there was this post in 2013 which pretty much sums it up and I was impressive the story didn’t change much til today.

It would be like…

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I would already know Japanese, English, Spanish and Portuguese, so I would be Leo’s translator for this special event. He would have meetings and get to know some of our initiatives, and there would be a gala where he would receive an award for his contribution to the world by his activities concerning the environment. We would become friends and enjoy talking to each other. These conversations would be extended by emails after I got back to Brazil and he would invite me to be his interpreter again, for a trip visiting different states and to meet different places with social and environmental initiatives.

Then, we get to be close friends and he would offer me an opportunity to be the editor for a documentary series, and to go along with him and crew to different countries to shoot these scenes. After months on the road, we would do final cuts in LA. And then we would realize we care much for each other…

And it wouldn’t matter to him anymore if I didn’t look like a model or had the glamour of Hollywood celebrities. I would support him and encourage him to a more fulfilling life, our differences would actually combine to the benefit of both of us, and we would also had lots of fun, cause together we would always have a new idea, we could talk about everything and nothing, cause we’d both love to travel, get to know new places, people and things, we would have our adventures, we would enjoy each other’s company so much. Maybe I wouldn’t be the ideal girl everyone would expect for him, but I would be someone reliable and caring, whom he could always trust and have by his side.

There would be a time I would help him get through an acting process, for which he would finally be nominated and win that award. And up there on the stage, he would propose, to which I, in tears, would obviously and happily accept.

We would get married. There would be media disbelief, press manipulation, headlines and special interviews (which funds gone as donation for a good cause). But it would be true, indeed. And we would travel all over the world, getting involved in different social initiatives. And we would have kids, twins (a girl and a boy).

We would lead a healthy life and we would love each other despite arguments, routine, hardships, unexpected circumstances and envy. We would grow older, having good friends and good times. And die peacefully.

Yep. That’s how it goes. That’s the life of LD.

Love you, Darling, always.