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Forum: Films 02-24-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,683
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Top 20 Movies Men Cry to

Since I'm mostly moved by moments of self-sacrifice, my list would have to start with the ending of Deep Impact. When the astronauts say goodbye to their families, I'm bawling like a baby. And when...
Forum: Films 02-17-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,481
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Jumper

Aside from the sub-par, glaze-the-surface writing, and the mail-it-in directing from Liman (whom I really expected better from), the biggest problem with this film was the casting.

Hayden...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 02-01-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Hollywood Nexus

Hey Jim,

So can this be avoided by choosing the "Warner Brothers" format option on Final Draft?? Or is it something altogether different?

Thanks,

Adam

Oh, BTW - congrats!!
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 01-30-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Don't know squat... rookie question

Hi Rookie,

I'm not a TV writer either (I do features), so take this for what it's worth. There's a great book on writing treatments for both features and television. It's called Writing Treatments...
Forum: Films 01-26-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Johnny Depp to Fill in for Heath Ledger on Dr. Parnassus?

That (if true) would be most kind of Mr. Depp, and perhaps be a way to help Gilliam to avoid a repeat of his "Lost In LaMancha" experience. Strange that Depp was involved in the Quixote picture too....
Forum: Films 01-26-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 18,652
Posted By CutteRug
Re: "Cloverfield"

Nice post Khabs.

I agree with most of your points, and one thing that popped into my head was that as audiences, we've been conditioned to expect certain things from characters in more conventional...
Forum: Films 01-24-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 18,652
Posted By CutteRug
Re: "Cloverfield"

To Fortean's comments, I can only say this: Your complaints about the monster's indestructible nature are fine, but to use your comparison to Superman - all such things are fantasy. Is Superman any...
Forum: Films 01-24-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 18,652
Posted By CutteRug
Re: "Cloverfield"

I think I was impressed by both. And I think both are inextricably linked in all movies. Good directing is storytelling. Good screenwriting is storytelling.

I thought this was a well told (and...
Forum: Films 01-24-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 18,652
Posted By CutteRug
Re: "Cloverfield"

I'm with Boski on this one. To be frustrated with the lack of exposition is one thing, but to say the monster was unbelievable?? I just don't understand that.

Before anyone jumps on me, let me be...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-22-2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Hero without wants?

Oh but he does have wants.

He wants to forget the past.

He wants to avoid change.

He wants to avoid any circumstances that may force him to deal with his past, or go after the goals (wants) he may...
Forum: Films 01-21-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 18,652
Posted By CutteRug
Re: "Cloverfield"

Truth be told, I actually do think it's pretty groundbreaking. :D I don't know if I've ever seen a film do the "all from one tape" thing before. If any did, I'd be surprised if they nailed it like...
Forum: Films 01-21-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 18,652
Posted By CutteRug
Re: "Cloverfield"

Tab - You say no one has explained the point. I feel I've actually expressed the point (and merits) of Cloverfield quite clearly (as I see them) with no rebuttal (or even response) from you. (If you...
Forum: Films 01-20-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 18,652
Posted By CutteRug
Re: "Cloverfield"

Is it not the most ironic thing ever that Tab is the one person on this thread arguing strongly against the merits of Cloverfield, and that "Tabula Rasa" is the title of John August's thread about...
Forum: Films 01-20-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 18,652
Posted By CutteRug
Re: "Cloverfield"

Tab,

I totally understand the desire for more story, and to answer your earlier question about us as writers vs. us as fans, I'd have to say that as a writer, I was awed by this movie.

Not because...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-20-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Is this the norm?

There are two possible reasons - both already alluded to. . .

The first is that you're amazingly hot and they want to get down your pants :eek: . Lucky for you, I don't think this is the reason....
Forum: Films 01-20-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 18,652
Posted By CutteRug
Re: "Cloverfield"

I just got back from it, and I have to say - I was very impressed.

*SPOILERS*



In my opinion, the movie TOTALLY succeeds at making its conceit seem real - and that conceit is that what you're...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-19-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,699
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Putting my film on IMDb

Hey, did this thread get moved? I could have sworn I posted it in Business Questions, but whatevz.

Anyway - the film is up on IMDb! Interestingly enough, some of the credits aren't - including...
Forum: Films 01-16-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,623
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Brad Renfro - RIP

I hung out with him for a while at The Lava Lounge in Hollywood one night about 8 years ago. Now that I know his age, he was clearly waaaaaay underage, but he was drinking huge Jack 'n' Cokes in pint...
Forum: Films 01-15-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By CutteRug
Great uses of songs in film. . .

Hey Gang,

Just sitting here watching Stranger Than Fiction on the tube, and musing about the fantastic use of the song Whole Wide World. Ferrel's character is singing the song and playing a guitar....
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-14-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,699
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Putting my film on IMDb

Yes indeedy. I just spent the last 5 hours putting all the credits in on the title addition application. Man, what a tedious job. Oy vey.

But I did find the "third-party URL" that they required (to...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-14-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,699
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Putting my film on IMDb

Thanks guys!!

Bummer I didn't do it earlier, because it takes several weeks to get the title listed, so it may not be up in time for the fest. No worries though, I'll have DVD copies for anyone...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-14-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,699
Posted By CutteRug
Putting my film on IMDb

Hey y'all,

I'm trying to put my film on IMDb and I can't figure out how to proceed. I found the "IMDb Resume" page, but that looks like only a way to put info about a person. Is this also how one...
Forum: Films 01-12-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Next (spoilers)

Amen. The number of people who can write a good first half of a screenplay will always outnumber the people who can write a good entire screenplay by about 100 to 1.

At least reading the script, you...
Forum: Films 01-12-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By CutteRug
Next (spoilers)

Just netflixed "Next" with Nicholas Cage and Julianne Moore.

Complete and utter dreck. Vague Euro-badguys with some amorphous plan to blow up a bomb. Crappy action. Inconsistent rules of Nic's...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-12-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,623
Posted By CutteRug
Re: Disagreement with reps on a note -- need your opinions

M-

I think the above may be the most well-spoken, logical, and insightful thing you've ever posted.

Cheers,

Adam
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