Weisbecker’s Water Time

21 04 2010

In his third book, Can’t You Get Along With Anyone, Allan Weisbecker writes “No one who wants to make a movie out of my book is smart enough to get it done.” His first two books, Cosmic Banditos and In Search of Captain Zero, have been optioned by John Cusack and Sean Penn respectively. The way it looks now neither title will be on the big screen in the foreseeable future. It’s probably for the best. Unless Francis Ford Coppola signs on to direct the movie, it won’t be as good as the book. He’s the only director I can think of who can make a film better than the book it was based on.

 Which leads us to his latest endeavor—a self-produced film.

For more than two years Weisbecker of has been working on Water Time; Surf Travel Diary of a MadMan. The following is the first seven minutes of the movie. Some may call Allan Weisbecker crazy, but he should take that as a compliment. All great writers, at the very least, are a little bit crazy.

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Five Photos, Five Quotes

16 03 2010

 

“One should never drive away from good surf.”
— Allan C. Weisbecker, In Search of Captain Zero 

 “Four legs good, two legs better!”
— George Orwell, Animal Farm
 

 

“I often think how unfairly life’s good fortune is sometimes distributed.”
— Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace 

 

“They were like two enemies in love with one another.”
— Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov 

“I fear someday I will meet God, he’ll sneeze and I won’t know what to say.”
— Ronnie Shakes