No we are not going to

Bill Nighy in London

I had a serious talk with my new editor and we decided that we are not going to do it.

We are not going to write that today, it is exactly 1 year ago that I saw the film.

We are not going to write that the line “I’m not the man I dreamt I might be when I was young.” spoken by Lawrence/Nighy in the film got some alarmbells going off in my head.

We are not going to write that that exact line got me thinking “You are either going to wake up now and do something with your life, or you will wake up being 80 and realize you have missed a lot of oppurtunities and wasted your time away”.

We are not going to write that acting performances like Bill Nighy’s in that particular film made me realize that film really was something I was passionate about, and that I should try to do something with that information. And another thing we won’t write about concerning this particular performance : the fact that shy people can be this cool rocked my world.

We are not going to write that exactly one year later I have indeed used the inspiration I got from this film and Nighy to reboot my life. I do now live in the city I absolutely love and I have signed up for a course on the London film academy. I have been writing like a lunatic ever since, and will do something with that after the summer too. And besides all that we have been so incredibly lucky to actually already having met our inspirer.

We are definetely not going to write that my editor and I are going to have a little party tonight, to celebrate this one year anniversary of the film, and that we have tickets for the Pirates movie on the premiere night tomorrow too. But we do hope that you understand why the film is highly appreciated on this blog, and why Nighy is a regular subject here.

And a very last thing we are not going to reveal is that the pictures of Davy’s alter ego are here, if you would like to see how our mutual hero looks like. (they are not great, but ok, and on the last picture you find Johnny too).

It’s nice to have an editor, he’s good company and posts get a lot shorter and a lot less messy having one like him around.

5 thoughts to “No we are not going to”

  1. Well I can write that after tomorrow’s review of Pirates, there will be a Nighy free period on this blog. I promise. And I also promise to write shorter posts for a while.

  2. I, for one, will read anything you write, my dear! We’re waiting for our boys to get home from visiting my brother, and then it’s off to Pirates for us. xxoo, BL

  3. Thank you – you faithful readers.
    I was a bit afraid that I had scared most of the readers away by now with those incredible long posts. I don’t know where it went “wrong” exactly but they seem to become longer and longer.
    About Pirates, don’t expect to see a lot of Bill Nighy, as he is completely computer animated. But his voice is there, and they have managed to catch a lot of his moves in this creature, so he is quite recognizable.
    And you get Johnny Depp and the rest of the cast (lot of Brits!) so I am sure it is going to be very entertaining to watch.

  4. Nothing wrong with long posts, as long as they’re not too long. But so far they weren’t. Especially when they were about London, I can’t read anough of those. I do get serious London withdrawal symptoms, but that’s only to be expected.

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