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Forum: Screenwriting Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 242
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: The Last 10 Days

Mostly just thinking.

I have a client in mind for a 25-30 minute film...the client is of course unaware that he will be a client...but I think if I can make the concept work he'll eventually...
Forum: Films 05-26-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,225
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Random film thread...

I retrieved 3 from the DVR in the last few days.

The best of the three was Bound (1996) by the Wachowskis. I'd call it a noir with no innocent characters. It's also a good example of a "contained"...
Forum: Films 05-25-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,225
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Random film thread...

Such an incredible pool of talent involved with Gosford Park but it just didn't come together in an interesting manner for me.

Neither the class differences nor the murder nor both combined...
Forum: Films 05-21-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,225
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Random film thread...

One More...

Way ahead of its time … a film that is 87 years old... (pre-Hays Code!)

Baby Face (1933)

IMDb descriptor: A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables...
Forum: Films 05-21-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,225
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Random film thread...

Some random films I recently viewed and rated on IMDb...they've ranged as high as 7/10 down to
Gosford Park (2001) 2/10 and
The North Star (1943) 3/10

Some better viewing:

Noir:
Elevator to the...
Forum: Films 05-21-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,225
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Random film thread...

I have now crossed 2,000 films I have rated on IMDb.

Recently added a pair with famous songs I like: (the films are quite good too!)

Sidney Poitier and Lulu in To Sir, With Love, title song by...
Forum: Research and Resources 04-03-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: What is the best place for a petty criminal with limited cash to run to?

An American Indian Reservation might be suitable. State and local jurisdiction is very limited and the Federal jurisdiction is only sporadically enforced. Nobody talks to the law in those areas.
Forum: Writers & Scripts 03-30-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Which screenplays do you recommend reading?

In the Romantic Comedy sector, My Best Friend's Wedding was on the tube last night.

It has some of the classic features of RomCom (the misunderstanding, the chase), but turns some on their heads...
Forum: Films 03-25-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Films that handle theme well and those that do it poorly

Which Indiana Jones movies do you like?

Probably the two with clear theme. (#1 & #3). Indy finds God and Indy reconciles with his father. Numbers 2 and 4 don't get re-broadcast and re-watched...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 03-15-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Max Von Sydow

Besides all the really good films Max was in, he also made lesser films better than they otherwise would have been...

...two not-so-great films that Max's performance greatly improved:

Flash...
Forum: Films 03-07-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,424
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Jojo Rabbit

There are many great things about Casablanca, but among them was the great cinematography...the lighting, shadowing. It is way more noticeable on the big screen.

The movie could have just turned...
Forum: Films 03-07-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,424
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Jojo Rabbit

I was lucky enough years ago to live in an area that had a theater showing older films. I was privileged to see Lawrence of Arabia and Casablanca on the big screen. Those desert shots of Lawrence...
Forum: Research and Resources 02-22-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,646
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: An Actual $300m Bank Heist

Link below is to a GQ article on the Great Buenos Aires Heist of 2006. (estimated $10 million)

Police were clueless for a long time until a tiny thread unravelled...otherwise it was a work of art. ...
Forum: Films 02-18-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Peeves

Excessive sound mixing that makes it hard to pick out the spoken words from all the other (loud) sounds added.

"If we all work together, we can do this!" "Heck yeah, let's do this!"

Opening...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 01-17-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,006
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: "THE LUGNUT LIST" -- The Mechanic's Top 10 of 2019

EvilRbit,

Are there any trends you are noticing?

Too many or not enough of a particular story type?

Any particular script problems that are universally common?

Any script problems becoming less...
Forum: Films 01-13-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Host-less Oscars

Nominations are out...and once again, Roger O. Thornhill's name does not appear on the list.
Forum: Films 01-08-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Host-less Oscars

As expected, no single host for the Oscars again this year.

Nominations announcements for the biggest categories are Monday morning the...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-04-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Exorcising Cliche

I should clarify my earlier post...I'm not pushing a comedic angle to the overall story.

My point is to visualize all sorts of possible settings/plots points/character variables until you find...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-04-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Exorcising Cliche

Things to change things:

Setting:

Cliché: Bedroom

Less common: Back of a van, circus tent, Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Bus, cave, mosque...


Character:
Forum: Films 01-04-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Knives Out

A video found on imdb relevant to this forum...short discussion of plot twists, misdirection and...
Forum: Films 12-02-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Knives Out

I'm not sure what I think of Knives Out just yet...I am still pondering whether I saw something quite good or just OK.

Breaking it down:

The trailer with Frank Sinatra singing I Want to Live. I...
Forum: Television 08-26-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,515
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Do you have any show recommendations?

Imagine a world before internet, before a lot of cable channels. Back in the day when the three networks were television... there came a show that launched with little fanfare, but as people heard...
Forum: Films 08-21-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,212
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: "Bad" Movies You Love

As mentioned by previous post...

McKenna's Gold fits the category. They started out with the legend of the Lost Adams Diggings and by the time the stars were all crowded into the pic and the execs...
Forum: Films 08-18-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,212
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: "Bad" Movies You Love

A film that was reviled by some critics and shunned by ticket buyers ...

I do kinda love this one: Hudsucker Proxy

I actually saw it in a theater during its wide theatrical release...very, very...
Forum: Films 08-18-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,212
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: "Bad" Movies You Love

I hate to admit this, but I can watch some Roger Corman films...no need to watch them twice...however...since some of the same stock footage shows up repeatedly in numerous films.
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