I have a confession. I am an avid fan of airplane disaster films.
Granted, I was a wee little tot when AIRPORT came out, but eventually I saw it and I was hooked. By six years-old I had proclaimed myself a seasoned traveler with my commutes to Florida for family. At that age it took me a couple of flights to realize that the people below did not keep up Christmas lights all year long, and that they were just house lights. :)
Airport ’77 in the ocean came along, and then Airport ’79 on the Concorde! OMG, why did they stop? Why can’t we have Airport 2012 on Richard Branson’s new experiment?
We cannot discredit AIRPLANE. That was a masterpiece. Tell me who here amongst us doesn't still say, “Don’t call me Shirley?” or, “I picked a bad day to stop…” One of my favorite stupid quotes was from AIRPLANE 2 (yes, a blockbuster!). Someone said, “I need a little breather”, and there in the corner was Herve Villechaize…breathing. They even list him in the cast as "Little Breather". LOL! Great stuff.
AIR FORCE ONE was phenomenal. I even loved TURBULENCE with Ray Liotta. Of course I and Ray Liotta’s mom are probably the only people to have seen it. I did draw the line at SNAKES ON THE PLANE, though.
When Jodie Foster announced she was filming a movie on board the new Airbus, I was counting the days to the release. Granted, it didn’t meet up to everyone else’s expectations, but I loved it!
So then why the heck have I not written a romantic suspense novel on board an airplane? The answer is simple, and common to us all. Time. People wonder where authors come up with the ideas for their books. It is not the ideas that are lacking…it is the time to execute them. My romantic suspense air disaster will have to wait...but can you imagine the possibilities...
Coming soon to a book near you. Six glamorous movie stars are about to board the first ever Star-grazer flight. They were supposed to experience six minutes of semi-weightlessness, but one of the actresses lied about her weight! :)