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Forum: Screenwriting 08-08-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,739
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Use of Flashback

Well ... except that many recent "comedies" are mostly ... y'know ... sh*ts and giggles. :)

I'm agreeing totally: every scene must work in the whole, building (if not strictly "advancing") either...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-05-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,875
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Curious about on the nose dialogue

Besides, "I love you" is the most on-the-nose phrase any character can speak or anyone can hear in real life ...

Yet we crave to hear it and crave endlessly.
Great Hollywood movies use "I love...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 08-03-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,030
Posted By tabula rasa
Is there an average "cost per thousand" in TV advertising?

Basic question that I hope some in the Biz will help with!

Is there a basic CPM advertising rate, where if we know a TV show gets "3 million viewers" we can guess what their general...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-02-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,875
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Curious about on the nose dialogue

I've heard it suggested to use parentheticals not to say HOW a line is delivered ... but only to communicate the MEANING (in case there is some ambiguity or possibly two different meanings, when...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-31-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Exploitation vs. good story

Firstly, they are inspirations for FICTIONAL CHARACTERS, right? If you're using them AS real people ... then you are risking defaming them if you "add" more expoitative events to their real lives.
...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-27-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: My Final Draft 8 displays a sideways page ...

Hi here too, ComicBent! :)

I'll just repeat my good news here, in case anyone else encounters the problem I had -- maybe it'll save someone else my thickness and grief!
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-26-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: My Final Draft 8 displays a sideways page ...

Thanks for the interest, ComicBent!

One of their tech help guys is now on it.
He said it was odd and rare to him too.
He suggested bad printer settings (he said that FD references the user's...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-25-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: My Final Draft 8 displays a sideways page ...

Thanks. It happens in everything, it starts as soon as I open a new script to BEGIN it. (I didn't want to wade into the fdr vs fdx problem with an old script. But even the FD5 demo opens that way...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-25-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By tabula rasa
My Final Draft 8 displays a sideways page ...

I just upgraded to Final Draft 8 (on Vista, since my FD5 sadly stopped working) ...

Here's my dilemma: now my Final Draft 8 displays a sideways page ... It literally types (and prints) as if the...
Forum: Television 12-19-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,683
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: The Shield finale

I know I'm late commenting on this, but ... yeah, amazing series, amazing actors, amazing finale.

There's this perfect moment -- of gutwrenching anticipation -- when the ICE woman turns on the...
Forum: Research and Resources 12-19-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,559
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: city burned down by jesus?

Jesus did however advise his disciples to shake the dust from their sandals of the cities which rebuked them. (The modern version would suggest they throw their sandals at the cities' head. Both...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-17-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Slang Dictionary -- Do you apply them to your screenplays?

"Rosebud" ... "F'Shizzle" ...

It's all golden.
Forum: Screenwriting 11-05-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Sex scenes

I try to make sure the sex has dramatic impact, either as a plot development or a character development. I'm always disappointed by a sex scene that doesn't do something beyond ... well, I'm...
Forum: Research and Resources 08-12-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Mexican vs. Latino

In THE SHIELD, the corrupt white cop Vic commented that his function in LA is to "try to keep the Aztecs from killing the Zulus."

I think it was a respectful tip of the hate towards each ethnic...
Forum: Films 07-20-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Films about war reporters?

Thanks for the feedback. That's certainly something to think about, and warning taken!

Still ... sloe-eyed Eastern bloc supermodels ... certainly there must be a place for them somewhere in this...
Forum: Films 07-16-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,959
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Hancock

He's a god, he has all the superpowers the human herd (worship your heroes, then crave to see your idols fall) dreams of having, ... and yet he's cursed by his very nature not to have the Thing He...
Forum: Films 07-16-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Films about war reporters?

Without meaning to ask you for any undue use of your time, might I ask why you think they're cool to Bosnia?

My take (but that's my opinion versus your realworld experience) was: Bosnia's...
Forum: Films 07-16-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,600
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: The "R" Rating: Why So Serious?

Zeal being a positive phrase, zealot having other connotations, etc. And 'over-zealous' not necessarily being dead-middle in the spectrum nor neutral. :)

Didn't mean to go beyond mere 'zeal' over...
Forum: Films 07-15-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,600
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: The "R" Rating: Why So Serious?

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I'm only 'telling you' that you made a personally (and objectively indefensible) religious and political opinion call in your purely-subjective judgement:



:)
Forum: Films 07-15-2008, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Films about war reporters?

Someone said "Welcome To Sarajevo" and that's a great one.

What's the based-on-the-true-story one with Michael Keaton about the CNN team trying to cover the first Iraq War?

Stretching the...
Forum: Films 07-14-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,959
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Hancock

Me, I loved that movie, even with the slight sag in the second half.

And I loved that someone stepped up and had the chops to CREATE the backstory. Commit to your mythologies, boyz and...
Forum: Research and Resources 07-14-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,650
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Is its thumb's up or thumbs up?

Love the painting; wouldn't wanna have to fight in the bulky, begging to be gonged helmet. :)

Adding to the confusion of the gladiatorial gestures, another "correction" I'd read was: the "thumbs...
Forum: Films 07-11-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,600
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: The "R" Rating: Why So Serious?

What does the comment 'over-zealous Christian Right' (bringing in BOTH religion and politics into the thread) have to do with anything?

There is certainly a lesson in PASSION OF THE CHRIST here...
Forum: Research and Resources 07-11-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Good website detailing open heart surgery?

There's a brief comment in VANITY FAIR about how by-pass surgury messes some folks up and may have messed Bill Clinton up, if just a little. The psychology of open heart surgury, the resulting mood...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-10-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By tabula rasa
Re: Flashbacking

"Flashing back" ?

I agree that for it to be a 'flashback' it has to be happening to the same character/story though. It's what has already happened to them. So a merely "earlier" event (happening...
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