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Forum: Films 05-12-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 17,883
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

This was a pretty ok blockbuster, but I felt it suffered from being overwritten as an action movie, where the escalation of from bad to worse moments seemed shoe-horned in and relentless to the point...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 05-11-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By CrackDown
Re: My short film

Good job, Justin. It would be good to hear your experience of getting the shoot together; crewing, equipment, financing etc.
Forum: Films 04-28-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,295
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Iron Man 3 - New Trailer

Thought this was the best of the trilogy. Very much a great popcorn blockbuster. Humor, surprises, insane action. I loved Ben Kingsley in it, but the whole cast were stellar. Well done, Shane...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 02-05-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Directing a short

Some advice from when I made my short (over a year ago):

1) Get people who can act. Not friends or people you're comfortable with, unless you definitely know they can act.

2) Get a dedicated DOP...
Forum: Films 02-04-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,631
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Your Top Three Directors

1) James Cameron
2) Christopher Nolan
3) David Fincher

But more-so the top two because they also write their own stuff.
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 02-04-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By CrackDown
Re: directing a short

A few websites off the top of my head:

http://www.dvxuser.com/ - useful forum
http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/ - another great forum
http://nofilmschool.com/ - great articles
Forum: Writers & Scripts 01-25-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,618
Posted By CrackDown
Forum: Films 01-13-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 12,631
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Zero Dark Thirty

Really liked this. Better than Hurt Locker imo, but that's probably attributed to the fact it follows a well documented part of history, and an extremely important one at that.

8/10
Forum: Films 01-07-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,380
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Django Unchained

Thought this was sub-par for Tarantino. Where Inglorious Basterds made me think he was moving away from his 'film school student' days, he's back off the wagon with Django. Some of the music choices...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-23-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,599
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Successful long scenes

Another one of my favorites:

Always Be Closing (http://youtu.be/0WCcKIkMp8Y)
Forum: Screenwriting 12-22-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,599
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Successful long scenes

Not even Hopper v Walken?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3yon2GyoiM
Forum: Films 12-22-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,010
Posted By CrackDown
Re: The Hobbit

I was quite surprised by how much I liked this. The 48fps does take a bit of getting used to, but after 30mins or so I forgot about it and some of the shots were truly spectacular. Some of the best...
Forum: Films 12-19-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,010
Posted By CrackDown
Re: The Hobbit

I should have had my head examined trying to argue with you, really. You'd argue black was white.

... or black & white was color.
Forum: Films 12-19-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,010
Posted By CrackDown
Re: The Hobbit

So your saying Schindler's List doesn't display proper atmosphere and give the viewer the appropriate feeling they are meant to... uh... feel? Come on Bio, that's **** and you know it.

Imagine they...
Forum: Films 12-18-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,010
Posted By CrackDown
Re: The Hobbit

How is 48fps a 'physical experience'? Would color come under that too? How about any visual and audible advancements since the first black and white televisions were released for consumer use?
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-15-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,494
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Best sites for novelists?

This is a very abundant forum: http://www.writingforums.org/
Forum: Films 12-14-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 17,349
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Pacific Rim

I hope the pink Power Ranger is in this one...
Forum: Films 12-10-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,886
Posted By CrackDown
Forum: Films 12-09-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,989
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Oblivion (Tom Cruise Trailer)

Looks like a remake of the remake of Total Recall, set in the opening of Prometheus. Basically, I'm saying I think it looks awful. No thanks.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-06-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,109
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Any non-US writers here?

Hey Road, I've created a different thread and replied there, not wanting to hijack this thread.

Link (http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/showthread.php?p=842629#post842629)
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-05-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,109
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Any non-US writers here?

UK here too. Hey Road Warrior, I'm going down the novel route myself at the moment; been adapting one of my older scripts. How are you finding the transition? Or were you originally a novel writer?
Forum: Script Deals 12-02-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,278
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Congrats Terrance

Congrats Terrance! Crack open a real can of beer for me and not that Fosters **** ;)
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 11-13-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,943
Posted By CrackDown
Re: 50 emails to MANAGERS without success

Pfft, amateur... I sent out 400 on my last one and got 1 read request :) I tell myself that the emails were old or dead, but that's just so I can sleep at night.
Forum: Films 10-27-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 16,151
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Bond 23: Skyfall

Saw is last night. Vast improvement on QoS, but Casino Royale edges it in my opinion. It's a beautifully shot film and some great acting (for a Bond movie), but I think the plot is a bit thin/drawn...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-20-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 369,237
Posted By CrackDown
Re: Black List founder Franklin Leonard answers your questions about the Black List

Mine went up 3 days ago and I got 8 impressions within the first hour, which was probably due to the fact it was listed on the front page. No downloads. That number hasn't changed 3 days later, which...
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