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Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By sc111
Re: What to Say to Writers...?

People putting out sub-par pages for others to read -- and getting miffed when they don't get praise -- signals to me they don't know what constitutes good writing.

If you have no idea what's good,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-29-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By sc111
Re: What to Say to Writers...?

I believe in radical honesty. As I've shared before, my college writing program had a mandate to graduate students who had the ability to earn a living as a writer. Many students -- a couple of them...
Forum: Films 09-08-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 150
Posted By sc111
Re: Mulan: Did Disney Foresee The Backlash?

FA4:

I agree with your points. However, I've been keeping tabs on China for quite some time. The air and water pollution in the areas around factories is off the charts (US looks clean by...
Forum: Films 09-08-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 150
Posted By sc111
Re: Mulan: Did Disney Foresee The Backlash?

In general, I agree with the idea of "Vote with our wallets."

However, the population of China is 1.3 billion while the US population is less than 330-million.

Which market do you think has more...
Forum: Films 09-08-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 150
Posted By sc111
Re: Mulan: Did Disney Foresee The Backlash?

Interesting WSJ article on the Mulan story. Disney courting China:

Disney’s broader effort to court Chinese consumers, drawing them to its stores and theme parks in Shanghai and Hong...
Forum: Films 09-08-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 150
Posted By sc111
Re: Mulan: Did Disney Foresee The Backlash?

I suspect the studio added "Dear Leader" thanks because they had to -- groveling written into contracts. China's government controls the economy and decides which films are allowed to be shown in...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-05-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By sc111
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

I agree completely. Yet it seems some prefer bouncing around from scene to scene aimlessly -- fingers crossed there's a subconscious theme in there, somewhere.
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-05-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By sc111
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

My snarky response: Because it requires additional effort.
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-05-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By sc111
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

Yes, Neo. There is no theme in Alien.

Yet you identify Ash (the android and "Science Officer") as the antagonist representing corporate greed. What was the object of their greed? Moon rocks? Or the...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-05-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By sc111
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

2007 Thread started by Taotropics (screenwriter William Wheeler) titled: The nature and meaning of "theme"
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-05-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,729
Posted By sc111
Re: The Last 10 Days

I'm pulling for you, Lisa. 🙂
Forum: Films 09-04-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By sc111
Re: Name Your Favorite Movie and Its Theme

It's impossible for me to choose one.
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-04-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By sc111
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

I offered a theme. You ignored it.

IMO, the Alien itself reflects the darkest of human impulses: survival of the species at all costs.

The fact that you don't see a theme being explored is a...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-04-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By sc111
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

Figment:



Just focus on Taotropics comments -- highly useful. Of course, since he's a pro writer, people rushed to pan his produced works to discredit his point and the thread went sideways.
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-03-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By sc111
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

As for Alien, a masterpiece in my opinion, there are thematic layers to be sure.

I think the thematic question is: Can the pursuit of scientific knowledge at all costs lead to the annihilation of...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-03-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By sc111
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-03-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By sc111
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

A 2007 monster thread on theme. Worth the read:

http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/showthread.php?t=32288
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-01-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By sc111
Re: Summer Vacation Writing Contest

Doesn't look like I'll submit. I'm not happy with it. Glad others are stepping up. I look forward to reading them all.
Forum: Films 08-30-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By sc111
Tonight ABC: Black Panther Airs Commercial Free plus Boseman Tribute To The King

Black Panther will air tonight at 8pm EST followed by a "Tribute to the King" about actor Chadwick Boseman's life and work.

Link: Variety...
Forum: Writing Exercises 08-29-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By sc111
Re: Summer Vacation Writing Contest

I roughed out 8 pages last evening. If I can whip it into shape before the deadline I'll submit. ✌
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 08-29-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By sc111
Forum: Films 08-29-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By sc111
Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman, died

He's been battling colon cancer since being diagnosed in 2016. RIP.

https://mobile.twitter.com/chadwickboseman/status/1299530165463199747/photo/2
Forum: Basics of Screenwriting 08-28-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By sc111
Re: Going for it again after a long hiatus

Welcome back. I've also crawled out of hiatus. Halfway out would be accurate. Alas, I can't answer your questions but it's nice to see you again. Go for it.
Forum: Films 08-27-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By sc111
Re: The Hunt

I don't know. I considered watching it since it's on demand. But after a 17 year old trump supporter who attends his rallies opened fire on BLM protestors, killing two people just days ago, we're...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 08-25-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,697
Posted By sc111
Re: Timings to specific page

Thing is -- you can buy 100 lottery tickets but the odds against each individual ticket are exactly the same. Buying 100 tickets does not improve your odds.

It's similar with scripts, I think. We...
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