"My name is Lemony Snicket and it is my duty to tell you their tale. No one knows the precise cause of the Baudelaire fire, but just like that, the Baudelaire children became the Baudelaire orphans." -A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), dir. Brian Silberling
When the children first meet Count Olaf and Jim Carrey says, “Give me the line again,” was not actually in the script, it was Carrey staying in character wanting to try it again, but they kept the cameras rolling and felt it worked the way it happened.
At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey.
"I finally understood that great works don’t begin as great works. They begin as rough ideas. I realized that creation is a process. I thought if I can understand the first step I can learn the next step. I was fully aware that I had much to learn, but I was confident that I could learn it.
Here’s a rough sketch of my own. This is the sketch that later became the cover for The Bad Beginning”