Hmmm…well, I mean, isn’t everything autobiographical? I mean, we all see the world through our own tiny keyhole, right? I always think of Thomas Wolfe, you know, have you ever seen that little one page note to reader in the front of “Look Homeward, Angel,” right, you know what I’m talking about? Anyway, he says that we are the sum of all the moments of our lives, and that anybody who sits down to write is gonna use the clay of their own life, that you can’t avoid that. So when I look at my own life, you know, I have to admit, right…that I’ve never been around a bunch of guns, or violence. You know, not really. No political intrigue or, helicopter crash, right? But my life, from my own point of view, has been full of drama. And so I thought that if I could write a book that…that could capture what it’s like to really meet somebody. I mean one of the most exciting things that’s ever happened to me is to really meet somebody, make that connection, and if I could…make that valuable, to capture that, that would be the attempt or…Did I answer your question? Best answered by Jessie (Before Sunset)
It dawned on me on the train home from work that I’m too focused on one aspect of the script: one persons journey through a breakup and their pursuit of happiness. Although this is the core idea of the script, I must not forget that it is usually the environment and the people around you, that are a great influence on the grieving process. After studying the behaviour of someone who has had their heart ripped out and is trying to get back on the road to recovery and trying to take his/her first steps in the single world and thus discovering oneself blah blah blah.. I discovered its what other people have experienced and what they project onto you. How much are we influenced about other peoples experiences.