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Forum: Screenwriting 07-24-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,780
Posted By writeman
Re: Truly Great Dialogue

The "Royale with cheese" is great dialogue simply because of the fact that you remember it. It was fresh, original, inventive. Bad dialogue, while sometimes memorable, is usually...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-24-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,780
Posted By writeman
Re: Truly Great Dialogue

Good dialogue is the opposite of anything you hear coming from M. Night Shyamalan's characters.

Seriously, good dialogue is all about each character's inner perspective and how they bring that to...
Forum: Basics 07-06-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By writeman
Re: To CONT'D or not to CONT'D

Almost all pro scripts I've read, produced, unproduced, and those that went out as specs DO NOT use CONT'D.

It is an antiquated holdover from years past just as upward slanting keyboards are a...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-04-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,650
Posted By writeman
Re: "We see"

Funny -- horrors sell very well and they have quite a few f bombs.
Also funny -- many scripts go out and sell with a variety of fonts for the title.
Forum: Screenwriting 07-03-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,957
Posted By writeman
Re: writing dialogue for an inanimate object that only one character can hear

I would handle the scene in this manner:


INT. SMALL *A*SS CUBICLE - DAY

Kenny paws at his keyboard. Daryl, his boss, stops in
the doorway, briefcase in hand, checking his watch.

...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-03-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,650
Posted By writeman
Re: "We see"

Same scene:

Bob sits, focused on a crossword puzzle, whistling. "Ho-hum" personified.
He shifts his feet, careful not to disturb the DEAD BODY that is lying next to them.

You can achieve the same...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-09-2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,246
Posted By writeman
Re: rejects

Wow. Best never ceases to amaze us. Funny that someone who harbors so much negativity and skepticism about the aspiring of this community sees to it to wallow in such company. Guess those hand...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-07-2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By writeman
Re: Upgrading to FD7

I wish there were two options in the right click menu...

>1. Don't suck
>2. Morph into Movie Magic Screenwriter
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-07-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By writeman
Re: Anybody got the new/improved FD Font?

I figured it out. It's because Final Draft 6 doesn't embed the font in the pdf it creates. I looked again at his pdf and mine. His had embedded fonts and mine didn't. This time, I created the pdf...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-07-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By writeman
Re: Anybody got the new/improved FD Font?

Actually, that can't be true. A buddy of mine just sent me a script he wrote with the new font. I opened up my own script and compared the pdf's. They looked different at page width view -- his...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-07-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By writeman
4filmmakers.com?

What ever happened to these guys? They used to have a serious bead on what deals were happening and in development.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-07-2006, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By writeman
Anybody got the new/improved FD Font?

I read somewhere on the FD site that there is a "new, improved" font with the new version 7. I am perfectly happy with FD6 but am not in love with its font. Could anybody send me a link to the...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-06-2006, 12:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,957
Posted By writeman
Forum: Screenwriting 07-06-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,957
Posted By writeman
Re: Script Price...Minimum...Maximum.

I, for one, think Creativexec is simply trying to help us calibrate our goals with reality. Nothing wrong with that.
Forum: Script Deals 07-05-2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By writeman
Re: Pony Bush

I read the logline -- didn't sound high concept at all.

And as for the title -- I'm not even going to say what images it conjures.
Forum: Screenwriting 07-03-2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By writeman
Re: The 10 Year Apprenticeship

First, re-read the post. Second, I certainly didn't state it is impossible to sell without the ten year period. I merely stated that several industry pro's along with others who know them seem to...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-03-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By writeman
The 10 Year Apprenticeship

I started out writing scripts in 1996. Back then, I was very naive and thought of it as a way to win the lottery. Fortunately, I had a friend break in the following year and with his success came...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-03-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By writeman
Re: How about this...

Just cast Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock as the two leads and then cast Dennis Hopper as the crazed bomb guy.

Could work.
Forum: Films 07-02-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,920
Posted By writeman
Re: Am I the only one who absolutely DETESTS the M Night Shamalamadingdong trailer?

As well you should. Riddle me this -- how is it that Mr. Glass is so brilliant as to pull off these huge stunts to find his nemesis only to cackle as his nemesis walks out of the door and runs to...
Forum: Basics 07-02-2006, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,696
Posted By writeman
Re: what's the standard? single page or front to back printing?

UTA does front and back on most of theirs. I have tons of scripts sent to me from them printed that way in their official "covers."
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-01-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By writeman
Language vs. MPAA rating?

I'm currently writing a comedy in the vein of Liar Liar and have struggled a bit with where I want this script to come in ratings-wise.

I've targeted the pg-13 zone, but occasionally really want to...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-30-2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By writeman
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-30-2006, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By writeman
New Writer Quotes "For-Hire"

So, I've heard that once you've landed a sale or an assignment, you get some kind of "quote" -- a fee that is your going rate for "for hire" work, etc.

I hear that it increases over time if you do...
Forum: Films 06-28-2006, 07:22 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,018
Posted By writeman
Re: Superman Returns

I'm a long-time Superman fan and honestly the film was just okay to me. If you strip away all of the sentimentality and anticipation (due to the 19 year void), the film does just an average job if...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-24-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,861
Posted By writeman
Re: Email structure for Brillstein-Grey Management?

Threads like this crack me up. It's like asking if anyone has a key to a country club so I can sneak in and hopefully impress the good folks there with my personality so much so that they forget...
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