I love watching inflight movies on planes. Remember when flights played only one movie and you either watched it or you didn’t? I still loved movies on planes then. All of them. It’s a problematic love, however, when you take red-eye flight.
For one particular red-eye flight, I was completely exhausted by the time I was boarding. I collapsed into the plane seat needing sleep. Really badly. Not only that, no one was in the two seats beside me, so if I allowed myself, I could lay down for a good snooze. Tempting… but I’d miss the inflight movie.
With trepidation, I looked up the movie selection of the flight. For which movie would I have to fight to stay awake? I wasn’t sure I could do it this night.
Then I saw the title.
It was the sequel to the only movie I’d ever walked out on at the movie theatre. Yay!
I stuffed the flight magazine back into the seat pocket and lay down.
Cheers & best wishes sleeping on planes to you,
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Deb Patz is the author of “Film Production Management 101” and the upcoming “Write! Shoot! Edit! A Complete Guide to Filmmaking for Teens” both published by MWP Books. She tries to avoid red-eye flights so she can watch more movies… because there are so many movie choices!
WHERE IS DEB? (upcoming events and appearances)
Jun.3-7 – Guest instructor – PEI Screenwriter’s Bootcamp, Charlottetown, PEI
Jun. TBA – Book launch for “Write! Shoot! Edit!”
Jul.30-Aug.3 – UFVA Conference, Los Angeles, CA