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Will I Ever Be Worthy?

14 May

I was reminded about The Thin Man series on Friday. My Aunt and I were talking about William Powell (after watching My Man Godfrey), how much we like his acting and the roles he chose.

This got me wondering if I would ever be good enough to have written lines for him.  He was, and still is, famous for his one line zingers. Do I have the kind of raw talent that would have been needed to show him at his best?

Here are some of the snappy lines from The Thin Man.

Now, I don’t know how many of these lines were in the book before it became the script that they worked from, how many were added to the script, and how many of these little treasures were ad-libs between two actors who were comfortable friends.

All I know is that perhaps it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have William Powell say my fun/quirky/ironic male dialogue back to me (in my head, of course) before I commit to keeping it in any of my works. Who knows, maybe that habit will get me a movie deal some day.

A girl can dream, can’t she? 😉

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