In total control

The Show Must Go On

If you were involved in a movie, would you rather be the director, the producer, or the lead performer? (Note: you can’t be the writer!).

I definitely would not want to the lead performer, all that time spent pretending to be something and someone you’re not, I think I have enough of that in real life. Plus I can’t stand the feeling of being watched, so it would be impossible anyway. It’s interesting that, I can’t stand to be watched but I love to observe other people.

The producer, I don’t think so. Their job is to keep everything running smoothly, is it not? To reign the director in when required, to get money and to take of any problems that may arise. In other words to be the responsible one, that isn’t me, I’m more likely to be the one who needs to be reigned in.

And seeing as how you’ve taken away the option of being the writer (though that has its own drawbacks) I guess that leaves the director. It sounds appealing in some ways, being in total control, who wouldn’t want that? Though I would rather be the director and the writer. If you are just the director then you may get stuck with someone else’s shoddy script and if you were just the writer, then you may have to look on as some hack of a director ruins your beautiful story.

It’s a funny prompt this, the reason being that in real life I devote a not inconsiderable amount of time to thinking about events in real life and how I would want to film them if I were a director. And yes I know, I watch too many films and am a little bit obsessed, but there are worse things to be obsessed with. I know that films are still as much an obsession for me as football is becoming, the reason being that I spend as much time watching the match as I do thinking about and talking about the director. I have to say on that last point, I’m not the only one who does so. A while back I was watching a Freiburg game and the commentator thanked the director for capturing a particularly amusing moment of Christian Streich, he then went on to say that Streich and Jürgen Klopp were the most entertaining coaches in the league to watch, and that you could just watch them. Indeed you could, I like that commentator, he’s full of random trivia about Germany and the players and coaches, and when he does Germany friendlies he’s funny talking about Joachim Löw.

Though I’m not as obsessed as some people, it’s funny the person I showed the video to doesn’t even like Joachim Löw that much but when I showed them a clip of him from a match, well not showed exactly since they were meant to be listening to him not watching. Anyhow, the only thing they had to said about it was “why wasn’t there a shot of him saying that?” Well because it’s a football match, and the action is on the pitch, not on the sidelines, though some people would beg to differ.

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