They say all good things must come to an end. They are right. I wish that weren’t true, but sometimes you can’t stop a tsunami, you know?
I’ve been writing “”Excess Hollywood” on a weekly basis for quite some time now. I’ve often thought I’ve written everything I need to write, but that’s not entirely true. I always seem to have some opinion on some subject. Unfortunately, what I no longer have is time or the mental energy.
I’m finishing up another manuscript, I’m struggling with the idea of a book signing, and I’ve got family problems that I won’t go into because I respect everyone’s privacy. Something’s got to give, and while I’ve ridden my bike (I bike to work most days) into traffic enough times to make me think I have a serious death wish, I think it’s much saner to put “”Excess Hollywood” on hiatus while I sort out all the shit into neat little piles to be disposed of properly.
I will still do film reviews and the occasional interview for Film Threat, and my writing will continue to appear other places, but a weekly (or even biweekly) column can’t be in the picture right now … at least not at the level I want it to be at.
I don’t think I’ve changed anything with this column. The ratings board still destroys art and dumbs down America. Ticket prices haven’t changed for blockbusters. People’s taste in movies is still pretty poor. (It may have gotten worse.) I did make a lot of friends (and enemies), though. People who are passionate about movies and culture in general. In some strange way, that means more to me than killing off the MPAA (though I would love to be the catalyst behind that).
“”Excess Hollywood” says good-bye … for now. My name will still be around. My reviews will still be here. And I hope enough of you care to follow the other stuff I write. Now if any of you happen to be a publisher looking for a very twisted horror manuscript, give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading.
Posted on September 12, 2007 in Blogs by Excess Hollywood
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