Review of: The Midnight Disease 

reviewed by Tybeau on 03/03/2005
Credited Review
Well Done Credited Review
This is a well written script and surprisingly easy to get into. Surprisingly because David could easily have been a depressing, sad, painfully tragic character, but you didn't take him in that direction. We eventually find out why he's on the streets, but you didn't dwell on his past. That's not what this story is about. I highly approve of your choice to not let us know anything about his book, not even a title. As Hitchcock knew so well, the audience's imagination will take them in directions a screenwriter is not likely achieve. And what the book is about is not what this story is about either. I enjoyed Gabriel and Kay's relationship and think Susan is wonderfully villainous, evil and unscrupulous without being implausible. Connor is a victim, too, and could easily have been taken in that direction, but you allowed him to stay true to his character and accept responsibility for the choice he made. The dialogue is tight, the structure clean and the pace good. The only difficulty I had, and maybe it's just me, was continually thinking Gabriel was David and David Gabriel. Not the characters really, just the names. When Gabriel spoke, I consistently thought I was hearing from the homeless man and vice versa. You might want to take a look at that, but, again, it might just be my problem.

Other Reviews by Tybeau 10

  • A review of Erased
    by Tybeau on 02/28/2005
    This is an astounding script, part Twin Peaks, part Something Wicked This Way Comes, part One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The precisely crafted, ingeniously constructed, artfully recounted story, peppered throughout with thought provoking, philosophical bon mots and Kafkaesque imagery, pulled the me deeper and deeper, faster and faster into the maelstrom to the final, shattering... read
  • A review of STAGE AND SCREEN
    by Tybeau on 02/25/2005
    Although this type of movie isn't exactly "my cup of tea," this script is quite well written. The characters are believable, the dialogue is real and the plot is very original. My only carp would probably fall under the heading of format: Most of the parenthetical directions (appearing under the characters' names immediately prior to their dialogue or within the dialogue itself)... read
  • A review of Roasted!
    by Tybeau on 02/23/2005
    It seems the only scripts I've read lately are either good or bad, nothing in between. And this one is good, very good. It moves along very rapidly, but is in no way jumbled, disordered or confusing. The dialogue is superb, the characters are well drawn and the story is very well told. It might have just a little too much "bad" language. Personally, I've got a mouth like a... read
+ more reviews