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Forum: Writing Exercises 11-05-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: October 2019 Contest + results

FWIW, I sat this one out because the prompt (finding a body while burying a body) was too specific for my taste - felt like using someone else's idea.
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-30-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,777
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: The next writing exercise

I'm not crazy about the narrow story prompt, but I'm in.
Forum: Films 09-12-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: Jojo Rabbit

You know, after watching the trailer again, and then reading an interview with the director, I agree. There's a lot more soul in this movie.
Forum: Films 09-06-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By bioprofessor
Jojo Rabbit

Holy ****! It's like Monty Python reincarnated and updated: https://youtu.be/tL4McUzXfFI
Forum: Films 08-22-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,622
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: The Hunt (Cancelled!)

The assertion that something is "complicated" is subjective based on intellect and experience. I assert that building a circuit board is complicated, but experienced engineers and electricians are...
Forum: Films 08-22-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,622
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: The Hunt (Cancelled!)

So you're of the belief that the standard for success for all criminal and civil statutes is 100% effectiveness? Anything less than 100% effectiveness is evidence that there would be no difference...
Forum: Films 08-22-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,622
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: The Hunt (Cancelled!)

I understand, but you and others don't seem to understand the difference between "well-regulated" and prohibition. No viable political entity in the US is calling for an outright ban on firearms...
Forum: Films 08-21-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,622
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: The Hunt (Cancelled!)

Define "sickos."
Forum: Films 08-19-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,622
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: The Hunt (Cancelled!)

You do realize that "banning all guns" is a fear-mongering tactic used by the NRA lobby to keep them relevant and to distract from commonsense gun safety regulations that a vast majority of Americans...
Forum: Films 08-18-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By bioprofessor
Blinded by the Light

Wonderful and masterful! Kudos to Director Gurinder Chadha and screenwriter Sarfraz Manzoor. If you've ever felt trapped by life's circumstances, you'll get this.

Trailer:...
Forum: Films 08-12-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,622
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: The Hunt (Cancelled!)

Perhaps, just perhaps, the business end of Hollywood felt a twinge of humanity, to the extent that they understood that releasing a film about humans gunning down humans for sport was not in good...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-28-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By bioprofessor
Economy and the distillation of theme

While on the trail, hike the extra mile and you will be greatly rewarded.

Hike the extra mile and you will be greatly rewarded.

Hike the extra mile.

(Perhaps, a universal writing lesson, e.g....
Forum: Screenwriting 07-15-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,996
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: What is a hook and do I need one?

For me, a hook is a relatable irony that you can build a story around.

No hook: An Iraq war veteran competes in a dance contest.
Hook: An Iraq war veteran who lost both legs to an IED competes...
Forum: Films 06-15-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 502
Posted By bioprofessor
Mr. Nobody

Watched this last night. Blew me away - story, acting, cinematography, sound, etc. Why this wasn't a sensation here, is a complete mystery.

Mr. Nobody (https://youtu.be/mpi0qsp3v_w)

In 2092 the...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-11-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,467
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

I honestly didn't see yours, Joe. I didn't have time or the energy to wade through some of the longer posts.

BTW, I wrote the last of those three loglines.;)
Forum: Screenwriting 05-11-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,467
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

A writerly person can distinguish between a poorly written, unimaginative logline, and a good one that'll grab the reader and force him to lean in to his phone screen. Same goes for the first...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-25-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,882
Posted By bioprofessor
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-24-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,882
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

Extension, please. Sunday, 10/28?
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-10-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,882
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

I'm outlining an outline in the creative space in my head... which is a bit of a ghost town at the moment. :)
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-27-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,882
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

All yours, Derek. You do a great job!
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-26-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,882
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

I'm in. A little inspiration: Ghost Bikes (https://vimeo.com/243579287)
Forum: Screenwriting 09-20-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: To elide

I wouldn't overlook the value of the "quieter" vignettes in a movie. Like all other elements of the story, they should serve to further the narrative, albeit in a subtle way. One of my favorites...
Forum: Films 09-15-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: Dial-A-Ride

My pleasure. It's good to know that simple stories can become powerful messages of inspiration in the hands of skillful, creative people.
Forum: Films 09-14-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By bioprofessor
Dial-A-Ride

A short doc about old people riding a bus. Starting at 10:58, my view of "psychic mediums" radically changed.

https://vimeo.com/superfolkfilms/dial-a-ride
Forum: Writing Exercises 08-08-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,882
Posted By bioprofessor
Re: Summer Camp - New Deadline Saturday July 21

Speaking of "blood"...

Halloween contest prompt? This place has become a GHOST TOWN.

I'm figuring a literal or figurative take would work.

Mod edit: for posterity, the entries thread is here...
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