I don't work well with music in the background.

Unlike many writers who work with music either softly playng or blasting in the background, I find myself unable to slip into "The Zone" when AC/DC (or anything else) is blasting in the background, probably because I tend to sing along and get into the music.

However, I also do not work well with silence so my background muse of choise is the television or a movie playing.

Just recently I read an article which reminded me that Stephen King puts a lot of weight on the first sentence of a book and he mentions Douglas Fairbairn's novel, Shoot, as an excellent example. The first line of Shoot is "This is what happened."

That brings me to the point of this short post.

I've never seen the movie Unbreakable by M. Night Shymalan. Some of his work I like, some I love, and some I hate, but the first scene of Unbreakable caught my attention and now I am going to have to delay work to watch it or save it for later. The dialogue in the first scene of the move is absolutely riveting and raised my curiosoity to the nth degree.

Check it out sometimes and see if you agree. I don't know if the rest of the movie will hold up, but for the first scene I say, "Well done!"