Some Homage (Ben James)
The idea for the start of my original script came from the film Sunset Blvd. In the film a character is left dead in a swimming pool with a narration running over the top of it. The film then goes back from that point to tell the tale of what lead up to the death. I wanted to pay homage to the great Noir films out there but not completely rip them off, so I replaced the swimming pool death with a dockside. I thought it fit well considering me living in Bristol, a dockside city. Kind of a coincidence, huh? But y’know, not really. Oh well.
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9TIDthcIHU Opening of Sunset Blvd, the inspiration to the opening scene of Johnny Noir.]