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Forum: Screenwriting 06-05-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Cut To:

Pat pat, it takes the industry time to adjust to radical new thoughts like these, be patient.
ZING TO:
But it really does work!
Forum: Screenwriting 05-29-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Cut To:

Dunno about more professional, but readers might think you're old school, following traditional Goldman era guidelines.

Pump up excitement levels and leave readers breathless by using SMASH CUT TO:...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-20-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Character Idea

Fun thoughts and helpy when defining your characters, for sure. Though there's always some **** who will surprise you and not do what you expect. And might even do something contrary just for the...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-17-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,688
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

Oh no you don't! I see what you did there!

1 sentence, 25-ish words!


Indeed. All we can hope for is the best advice, instead.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-17-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,688
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

By prove me wrong I meant send it out there and see if it tickles interest. Write the next 103 pages and make it happen!
Forum: Screenwriting 05-16-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,688
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

Before JAWS no one even knew what a great white shark was. Hey was anyone actually there when JAWS got pitched? Is that the actual logline that was used? If no, maybe we should stop talking about...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-16-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,688
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

Everyone knows every goddamn detail of JAWS. That's the only reason that short logline works. Because we already know about the chief, we know it's a friggin monster, we know people get eaten, we...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-11-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,688
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

That is a super story, cannot argue with what worked for you, quality shines.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-11-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,688
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

'Tis a grand idea, for sure. Will it be regarded as innovative and cool, or will it be shot down as soon as they open the query? Who can say. Which way are you leaning? I'm skeptical,...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-11-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,688
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

2 professional screenwriters with successful careers, who receive assignments from industry contacts they earned through years of perseverance, maybe don't need to sell their scripts using loglines. ...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-11-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,688
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

Oh I can recall having zero interest in The Godfather also, until I glanced again and the sumbitch sucked me right in. Some of the greatest actors of their generations, delivering some of the...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-10-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,688
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

He's right, that was a terrible logline for The Godfather.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-09-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,688
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

Back in my day (lol) a 25-word limit was quoted, or indeed 1 sentence.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-09-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,688
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

Gives fresh meaning to BEAT SHEET, which should be the title.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-07-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Getting rid of commas in dialogue

Sure I do that all the time, if the line needs it (or end of clause demands a pause) then use a comma, if it doesn't then meh why include it.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-06-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Romantic Dramas

What antagonistic forces (not the same as an antagonist who's consciously trying to break them up) keep them apart and how do they overcome this?

Maybe look to old songs for drama sources.

Do they...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-18-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Wrap for Fountain files ... but what's with "Estella?"

Heh. A mythical world where, when you download and install a program and click on the icon, it runs! Without having to figure a heap of stuff out.

That's not to say everything else you're saying...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-17-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Wrap for Fountain files ... but what's with "Estella?"

Hey, no argument wanted or intended. I can see as how these utilities are handy when you're not on a solid Windows platform and need another option. So yay for this thread. But Movie Magic...
Forum: Writing Exercises 04-15-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,870
Posted By dpaterso
Re: SL's FGMS Writing Contest (the entries)

Yeah true dat, the generation gap continues to widen, I doubt if my younger relatives would recognize any of my favorite song titles, or my top 10 favorite movies for that matter.

But while guessing...
Forum: Writing Exercises 04-15-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,870
Posted By dpaterso
Re: SL's FGMS Writing Contest (the entries)

Fat Boy Slim's little brother? "Praise You" was your inspiration song? You didn't score too badly, another couple of stray votes could easily have kicked you up into the winner's circle.
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 04-15-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By dpaterso
Re: No Good Nick

With Sean Astin and Melissa Joan Hart!
Forum: Writing Exercises 04-14-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,870
Posted By dpaterso
Re: SL's FGMS Writing Contest (the entries)

These things happen! I've done worse!

Congrats to finalact4 and Concar!

Yep when I tranpose the numbers I get the same results as your redo:
1st 2nd 3rd Total
Last Stop...
Forum: Writing Exercises 04-11-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,870
Posted By dpaterso
Re: SL's FGMS Writing Contest (the entries)

Gasp! It was you all the time! :eek:

Thanks for filling in the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle!
Forum: Screenwriting 04-09-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Ever been inspired to write a screenplay by a song or a piece of music?

Kinda related to this topic -- the latest fun contest in Writing Exercises "inspired" entrants to write short screenplays based on selected song titles. I think nostalgia probably played a part,...
Forum: Writing Exercises 04-09-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,870
Posted By dpaterso
Re: SL's FGMS Writing Contest (the entries)

The mystery author hasn't spoken up yet, who are ye, "Centros"? Inquiring minds want to know.

Even if a point or two had been slightly misplaced, and they got shuffled around, I dunno if the...
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