Name: Draft one of “The Bureau of Lost Films.”
Age: 1 week–162 pages
Cause of Death: Boring, over-complex plot with too many arcs to support over too slight a story and an ambitious visual sense that was too difficult to convey in words. Mostly f’ed-up because I couldn’t get decide between hard-boiled action and a sense of whimsy. It was one of too much or the other. I like the notions–but didn’t love them.
Solution: New ideas–new notions–different lead character–all out science-fiction version with time-traveling, world-saving, and subtext be damned! Time for balls-to-the-walls mayhem and taking off the reins!