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Scattered Directions by Edward Dreyfus - Drama - After directing an award-winning documentary in college, an idealistic, promising filmmaker with a social conscience, goes on a two-year odyssey ending in Hollywood where he is seduced by the glitz, the money, drugs, women, and XXX films until the suicide of his porn-star girlfriend sends him into a personal inferno from which he struggles for redemption. 104 pages - pdf, format
Skim read this. Too wordy, talky. There are moments of action but the subject is very tough and I never got the feel this young kid really changed. I didn't feel he was IN the industry just worked there therefore there was nothing at stake for him. He did coke but it never affected his work. What I mean is while he was in it, he wasn't seduced by it to the point he really needed help even though he showed up to AA and all. He got help but he seemed too well composed through out. I never got the sense he was in the gutter, that he compromised his internal morals even though he was filiming this stuff. I know you don't have to be in the gutter in order to choose to get out, or get out early before you hit the gutter. My take.