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Forum: Writing Exercises Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Summer Camp

Woo hoo!
Forum: Films 06-18-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,183
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Star Wars Ep 8 aka THE LAST JEDI

Late to the party again. Watched this over the weekend at home on DVD.

Many good thoughts and critiques have been expressed in this thread already.

Many good alternative ideas, too. I think it...
Forum: Writing Exercises 06-18-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Summer Camp

I'm sure we can emote how we feel using the magic of interpretative dance instead. Maybe that's how we should always have been doing this. Maybe we've been doing it all wrong.

Just thinking aloud,...
Forum: Films 06-18-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By dpaterso
Re: “For the Love of Spock”

Cool indeed, am watching now!

Later: and yes I enjoyed it, loads of personal stuff I didn't know. A pivotal role in Sci-Fi and the right man playing it, despite all his human flaws.
Forum: Writing Exercises 06-18-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Summer Camp

I figured that out, but asking for a due date after advocating let's go when we get enough entries struck me as funny.


Only if someone votes for them!

Gotta wait and see what Mark decides...
Forum: Writing Exercises 06-17-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Summer Camp

Uh... whenever we get 12 entries?

:ernie:
Forum: Television 06-16-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,975
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Westworld

Season 2 hasn't felt quite as solid as Season 1 did for me, the dynamic's been different of course, but I thought ep 8's focus on Akecheta the Ghost Nation warrior was full of fascinating reveals. ...
Forum: Writing Exercises 06-15-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Summer Camp

So we're all agreed then, this could be a contest, and everyone's up for making their brilliant idea into a short script! That's what I like to see, the old DD enthusiasm.
Forum: Writing Exercises 06-11-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Summer Camp

You gonna write something, or are you just tossing out them fancy ideas to impress the ladies?
Forum: Writing Exercises 06-09-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - "That short script you didn't finish" contest

In the immortal words of Adrian Cronauer, "What the hell was that?"
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-31-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - "That short script you didn't finish" contest

Thanks for that. I found a little notes file that suggested a longer story (her arrival in town, her cute meet with Willie, mysterious disappearances, rising dark mystery) that could have pushed...
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-28-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - "That short script you didn't finish" contest

That's something at least. I wanted her to have a spooky talent, being able to earn a living in this world through talking to the dead and discovering secrets no one could know seemed like a fun way...
Forum: Basics 05-28-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,259
Posted By dpaterso
Re: How important is voice in screenwriting?

That could be the most helpful post in this thread lol.
Forum: Basics 05-27-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,259
Posted By dpaterso
Re: How important is voice in screenwriting?

The internet never forgets.
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-26-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - "That short script you didn't finish" contest

For what it's worth, my votes went like:

1st - The End of Screenwriters
2nd - Eyes
3rd - The Cringe

And my thoughts went like:

The Writers' Group
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-26-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Results - "That short script you didn't finish" contest

The voting in these contests has always been utterly incomprehensible to me, except on those rare occasions I've won, when it all makes perfect sense. :D
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-25-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By dpaterso
Results - "That short script you didn't finish" contest

Here are the results! Because there were so few entries, the voting was pretty darn close!

1st 2nd 3rd Total
The Writers' Group - Southern_land 1 ...
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-25-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By dpaterso
Re: New contest idea ...

I always confirm receipt! And did. Thanks!

Everyone's voted now except me! Doing that now. Will post results as soon as real life people stop bothering me!
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-21-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - "That short script you didn't finish" contest

There's Something About Ursula

FADE IN:

EXT. CEMETERY - NIGHT

High heels click on a winding path between a sea of old
tombstones.

The heels belong to URSULA, who possesses a beauty that
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-21-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - "That short script you didn't finish" contest

The End of Screenwriters

FADE IN:

EXT. HOLLYWOOD - DAY

SUPER: "2028 A.D."

The famous Hollywood sign seen from above. Except it has
large chunks missing in the letters close to the ground.
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-21-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - "That short script you didn't finish" contest

Eyes

FADE IN:

EXT. SMALL COUNTRY HOUSE -- EVENING

Snow. Several feet high. Still falling.

A narrow lane weaves through bare trees ending at a small,
unkempt HOUSE. Its roof bows, seemingly under...
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-21-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - "That short script you didn't finish" contest

The Cringe

Fade In

INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT

A very fancy restaurant. Tables are packed in tight. Everyone
has perfect hair, perfect clothes and perfect teeth. The
perfect place.
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-21-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Entries - "That short script you didn't finish" contest

The Writers' Group

INT. OPEN PLAN 1970S KITCHEN/LOUNGE - NIGHT

FADE IN:

The decor is tattered decayed 1970s, cheap and thirty years
old. The furniture is tatty, over stuffed or cheap...
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-21-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By dpaterso
Entries - "That short script you didn't finish" contest

We have 5 entries, which is maybe just enough to run a contest:

The Writers' Group
The Cringe
Eyes
The End of Screenwriters
There's Something About Ursula

You know how it works, read the entries...
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-19-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By dpaterso
Re: New contest idea ...

Mine's looking pretty crap, got 8 pages, might burn them.

How's everyone else getting on?

We have tonight and we have tomorrow to spit 'em out and polish 'em up.
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