Friday, May 12, 2006

Drink Of Choice

Most scriptwriters I've know love their beer. Is it alcoholism or is it something about the business that drives a scriptwriter to drink? Or is it a little of both?

While I was at Bournemouth University doing a BA (Hons) degree in Scriptwriting For Film and Television it was the norm to discuss your work, or other's work, over a few beers in the student union bar. Even the lecturers were partial to a few pints.

So what is your drink of choice?


Dom Carver said...

Mine's a Guinness.

Mystic Twiglet said...

pinot grigio

Dan said...

If you've got the Die Another Day DVD there's an interview with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade discussing how they work on ideas for a script. They initially work apart and find themselves drinking far too much coffee. To counteract the effects of too many Lattes, they meet up afterwards for a few beers.

Science at work. The body needs the caffeine/alcohol chemical balance.

(I'll have a Guinness with you Dom. Followed by a few JD's and coke.)

Olaf said...

My apologies for the abuse from the Wisconsin w**ker on my blog.
I feel he is there to laugh at.

Dom Carver said...

No worries, Olf, I will delete anything he posts on my blog and I shall ignore him on yours in the future.

Dan - I hate coffee it makes me too jittery. I prefer the Commander Vimes chemical imbalance in the Terry Pratchett novels; 'always one drink short of sober.'

Piers said...

If you can find a pub that keeps it properly, a Real Ale. In a jug. With pork scratchings, and by pork scratchings I mean proper big tooth-destroying ones with hair on them.

As for the beer itself, London Pride, or Adnams usually. Or a Summer Lightning if the weather's nice.

Dom Carver said...

I like the way you think, Piers.

Anonymous said...

I was born in Canada so love my lager, but down here in the USA I have converted to Newcastle Brown or Bass (imports from over your way)