Today’s theme from 30 Days of Creativity is “Aspirin.”
The Ram directs a scene from the movie Author! Author!
I was stumped by the “Aspirin” theme. Should I do a scene from The Hangover? Should I try to reenact that moment in The Birdcage when Agador persuades Albert to take a “pirin?” Those didn’t really inspire me. Then I remembered a favorite scene of mine from 1982′s Author! Author! with Al Pacino (as playwright Ivan) and Dyan Cannon (as actor Alice Detroit). They’ve met at the Plaza so Ivan can talk Alice into appearing in his play, and while they’re sitting there, the waiter sets three glasses of champagne in front of Alice. As they talk, she takes sips of champagne from each glass, followed by a pill. Ivan’s curiosity finally gets the better of him.
Ivan: Why do you take aspirin with champagne?
Alice: Oh, champagne gives me a headache.
By the way, that scene has a blooper. Alice actually takes four pills, although only three were on the table. I’ve opted to go for continuity.
Other Day 27 creations can be seen here.