I’ve just read the Evening News article which was alleged to be extremely critical of my refusal to alter The Beaconin light of September 11th. Have you noticed how no-one ever used the phrase “in light of” until September 11th? Anyway, the article is a hell of a lot tamer than I was led to believe by someone who shall remain nameless (Dave). Quite funny though. “I WON’T CUT PLANE FILM”. Headline writing really is rocket science, isn’t it? I suppose I ought to address two points in the article, however, just for accuracy’s sake. Firstly, the plane in The Beacon has not been hijacked. It’s a tiny little prop that the bad guys have nicked from some Hollywood superstar’s private airfield. It’s interesting that the article describes the plane as “packed with terrorists” – given that it was a four seater plane which was somehow capable of carrying five people across the Atlantic. Secondly, the “concerns” which I apparently refused to cut the film in spite of, (see September 26th entry) amounts to Simon Ball e-mailing me a while back, tentatively (and, naturally, camply) asking if it was going to make any difference to the film. When I told him no, he e-mailed back saying he was glad I wasn’t going to bend (bet he doesn’t say that to many blokes). I got the rest of the music yesterday, and oh, how it rocks. Finally it feels like a real film, Gepetto.