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Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-27-2012, 11:28 PM
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Views: 360,104
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Black List founder Franklin Leonard answers your questions about the Black List

The problem is lousy scripts find their way too.

Your point would be stronger if this wasn't the case. Lousy scripts find their way through production and to the multiplex screen.

The multiplex...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-27-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 360,104
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Black List founder Franklin Leonard answers your questions about the Black List

Hey SC.

Now that Harolds once again digging up history from the scripts pages, tell us honestly, which one did you prefer, mine or his?

Because he's talking about untalented writers griping.
Forum: Screenwriting 10-27-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,162
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Villains: Better that They Don't Believe They Are "Evil?"

For anyone who says it's hard to root for a murderer who kills an innocent man, watch "The Player", Robert Altman's directorial adaptation of the Michael Tolkin novel and script.

A studio executive...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-26-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 360,104
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Black List founder Franklin Leonard answers your questions about the Black List

That pool of contestants is determined by a panel of judges.

Getting our choice of a very limited and suspect pool, determined by the likes of Paula Abdul is not exactly choice in the purest sense...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-26-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 360,104
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Black List founder Franklin Leonard answers your questions about the Black List

Yes, and Van Gogh really needed to work on his paintings because nothing was selling.

It wasn't the establishment, it was his shortcomings as an artist.

I get it now. Talent gets recognized,...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-26-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 360,104
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Black List founder Franklin Leonard answers your questions about the Black List

Because no one ever abuses power, or skims a script, or might sink one out of contempt.

People are always fair minded, and genuine in their efforts to see to it that the cream rises to the top.
...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-26-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 360,104
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Black List founder Franklin Leonard answers your questions about the Black List

You're not wrong imho.

And like Gordon Gekko says in "Wall Street" ,"you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy. are you buddy?"

The rich ( and powerful ) have been screwing...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-26-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 360,104
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Black List founder Franklin Leonard answers your questions about the Black List

Good points. Creating the illusion of looking for new talent, while actually continuing the tired and beaten path of pursuing production for writers they personally like and champion.

Who wants to...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-26-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 360,104
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Black List founder Franklin Leonard answers your questions about the Black List

I think it's funny when people in the industry assert the cream will rise to the top.

They said that about American Idol too.

And then Taylor Hicks won.

Taylor Hicks was purportedly the best...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-25-2012, 08:37 AM
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Views: 360,104
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Black List founder Franklin Leonard answers your questions about the Black List

First off, the Black List website looks like it was designed by interns.

It's prehistoric, it's not user friendly. It seems like it was designed by someone with limited funds, who now should have...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-22-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,773
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Frustratingly unmarketable.

Is that an option?
Forum: Screenwriting 10-22-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,773
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Frustratingly unmarketable.

I know you're just giving suggestions.

Didn't mean to sound hostile.

Again we can't know the problem without reading the script.

It may be flawed in it's inception or execution or lack of drama....
Forum: Screenwriting 10-22-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,773
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Frustratingly unmarketable.

Jon Piper said perhaps it's not a love story a few posts back.

Are you calling him a "nobody"?

How rude.

( he amended it above of course, but I was addressing the aforementioned post)
Forum: Screenwriting 10-22-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,773
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Frustratingly unmarketable.

Suggesting he change it from a love story isn't like saying use a different font.

You're saying change the DNA of your story, and if he's worth his salt he would see that suggestion as tacking...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-22-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,773
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Frustratingly unmarketable.

[QUOTE=asjah8;834193]Sorry, I was going to leave this thread alone as I've hovered enough but I wanted to clarify.

I’ll be honest, I’m no more in tune than other voices on the forum...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-22-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,773
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Frustratingly unmarketable.

Perhaps it's a story about dinosaurs. That would be exciting.
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 10-22-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,305
Posted By halloweenjak
Forum: Screenwriting 10-22-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,773
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Frustratingly unmarketable.

Do you want this job or not?
Forum: Screenwriting 10-22-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,773
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Frustratingly unmarketable.

If the guy is a pilot then conventional wisdom suggests the airplane becomes a metaphor, him being too grounded, unable to emotionally take off, or something regarding the crashing and burning of his...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-22-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,773
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Frustratingly unmarketable.

"If people wanted to see people in their forties( or fifties) they don't go to the movies. They'd stay home and look at their parents."

-The Big Picture

They tell you to write a great script....
Forum: Screenwriting 10-22-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,773
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Frustratingly unmarketable.

Suggesting the protagonist crash the plane is an idiotic note if it has nothing to do with the story.

It's the mindset of someone who just wants to sell popcorn and fill seats and disregards the...
Forum: Films 10-21-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Butter

So it's a great film?

Not exactly sure where the faulty reasoning is here. Great films usually score higher than 50% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Or is it a good script with less than stellar reviews for...
Forum: Films 10-21-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Butter

Mixed reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, which means if the script is great something got lost in translation to the big screen.

I'm kind of amazed it made it to the big screen in the first place. The...
Forum: Films 10-21-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Almost Famous

I asked Cameron Crowe if Lester Bangs actually gave him that speech about both of them being uncool, and he told me yes he did. And then some.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the best things in...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-21-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,773
Posted By halloweenjak
Re: Frustratingly unmarketable.

I think the key is the pinprick of curiosity.

You want people to react by saying "tell me more", with a pitch.

It's hard to do, but Manchester just did it. In a single sentence.

Spark...
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