The Habsburg Manifesto: How Modern Democracy Ruined My Life and How I Got Revenge
This was inspired by the works of Fritz Lang, Robert Wiene and the early Orson Welles (The Magnificent Ambersons), as well as by such classics as A Man For All Seasons. It attempts to pursue storytelling in the film medium with the aim of being part of a much-needed renaissance in and reinvigoration of this craft. My desire is a fusion of classical music, classic literature and classic film cinematography to produce an emotionally and intellectually stimulating result--atmospheric, memorable and influential. It is a four-act play converted into a film script and entitled: The Habsburg Manifesto: How Modern Democracy Ruined My Life and How I Got Revenge. The spirit of this work is akin to something along the lines of My Dinner with André or My Man Godfrey, and reads with both the lively intellectual gallop of an Oscar Wilde play and the eloquent self-reflection of the works of T.S. Eliot (if I may make such humble comparison).
A summary of the work reads: "Habsburg was written as a dramatic work for theater about the meaning of Time. It is about how one defines the "present" when every past was once a future and every future will someday become a past. Is Time itself best understood by those things in life which are Time-less? Such is the main question posed in this work. Habsburg is not a political play but a philosophical one, whose main theme is the inner nobility of the individual as that which withstands and transcends all politics, all ideology, all history--that is, all of Time." This script was agented by the late Jack Scovil of New York and is registered with The Library of Congress.