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Forum: Films 01-27-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 17,657
Posted By DramaKing
Re: "Cloverfield"

The real star of any horror movie is the monster/psycho/killer/alien/etc.

Even in transformers, the star was the Transforming robots.

People come to see the star.

Imagine going to see the...
Forum: Films 01-27-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 17,657
Posted By DramaKing
Re: "Cloverfield"

The big risks for the people making this movie were a little different than what you think. The biggest risk was the lack of a star, which meant the movie had to be sold on the monster as the star...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-24-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Specific question about querying...

I agree with wcmartell.

It is very difficult to become a produced writer. You have proven that your writing is good enough for someone to risk their money and time on. That puts you head and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-18-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,506
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Directors Make Deal

There are a few things you need to understand in order to put this deal into its proper context.

First, the residuals portion of this deal are terrible. For every dollar of net profit the studios...
Forum: Films 01-17-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,199
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Will Cloverfield Live Up to the Hype?

You should write for Letterman.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-15-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By DramaKing
Re: spec script sale question?

Original pilots are very common these days for TV writing samples.
Forum: Screenwriting 01-14-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,289
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Newbies writing on H'wood

A sex story written by virgins might impress other virgins but it probably won't impress Hugh Hefner.
Forum: Films 01-13-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,199
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Will Cloverfield Live Up to the Hype?

Will it live up to being that movie that no one knows what it is about or cares to see?

Probably.
Forum: Films 01-12-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,842
Posted By DramaKing
Re: No Country For Old Men (no spoilers)

If the story really was about TLJ observing the events, why did we spend such a tiny part of the story with TLJ and why did we see events he could never see or even be aware of?

That's the problem...
Forum: Films 01-12-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,842
Posted By DramaKing
Re: No Country For Old Men (no spoilers)

Who gives a crap about Field? I don't.

Who said TLJ had to be effective? I sure as hell didn't.

He does have to be active.

He does have to do more than observe the aftermath and spout his...
Forum: Films 01-12-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,842
Posted By DramaKing
Re: No Country For Old Men (no spoilers)

TLJ is in the movie for at most, 20% of it. He does nothing to advance the story, all he does is comment on it.

The only way you can delude yourself into thinking TLJ is the protagonist is if you...
Forum: Films 12-30-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,842
Posted By DramaKing
Re: No Country For Old Men (no spoilers)

This film does violate audience expectations.

I don't think it does it well.

There is no value in being different for the sake of being different.

There is only value in being different if being...
Forum: Films 12-30-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,842
Posted By DramaKing
Re: No Country For Old Men (no spoilers)

Dude, seriously. This movie is a joke.

SPOILER ALERT

The protagonist dies, off screen, and we are left wandering through the last 15 minutes with TLJ as he searches, in vain, for a reason to be on...
Forum: Films 12-30-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,842
Posted By DramaKing
Re: No Country For Old Men (no spoilers)

That explains nothing other than the cop has lived a very sheltered life and fighting something he doesn't understand - and yet in the film he seems to fully understand it and almost gets the killer...
Forum: Basics 12-28-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Protagonist?

Have to be? - No.

Should be? - Yes.
Forum: Films 12-23-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,595
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Juno - Playing Everywhere Christmas Day

What Goon Squad said.

Don't revise history to suit your distorted view of reality.

Juno was not a self financed and self made film.

It was a script that was sold to a major studio, produced by a...
Forum: Films 12-19-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Lost in Translation WHISPER

Knowing what was said is like seeing the dead bird under the magician's crushed hat. We don't really want to know what was said, it ruins the magic of the moment.

I prefer to believe the script...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-19-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,405
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Obvious Duds Greenlit Anyway--Why?

Hindsight is 20/20.

No one sets out to make a flop. Every movie is made because it is expected to produce a profit. Some are expected to be more profitable than others. No one finances a movie...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 12-17-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Managers as Exec Producers

Having people on a project who can look out for your best interests and protect you is a tremendous asset to a writer.

If your manager doesn't have your back, you need a new manager. If your...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 12-13-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Querying multiple agents...

It's okay. Query everyone at the same time.

Good luck.
Forum: Films 12-12-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Avatar Delayed Seven Months!!!!

Ho-hum.

Another 3D animated movie. This one only works in a tiny percentage of theaters. Very tiny. What were they thinking?

My guess is they got a shock from Beowulf and decided to distance...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 12-06-2007, 08:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,785
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Did Diablo Cody Really Spend A Year Stripping?

Are you efing kidding me? SC111's new complaint is that a manager used his connections to help get his client's book published as part of a savvy strategy to sell her script.

THAT'S WHAT MANAGERS...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 12-06-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,785
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Did Diablo Cody Really Spend A Year Stripping?

The only two things that have been proven is:

1. Diablo sold a script.

2. Many here are jealous of Diablo's success.

Everything else is opinion or speculation.

I think it's fair to assume that...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 12-06-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,785
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Did Diablo Cody Really Spend A Year Stripping?

Which is more likely: That we are so hopelessly enamored with Diablo and brainwashed by her that we blindly defend her? Or that you come across in the two Diablo threads as a bitter hag fighting a...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 12-06-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,785
Posted By DramaKing
Re: Did Diablo Cody Really Spend A Year Stripping?

And - yeah - for female writers it's hard enough to be judged for your talent in an industry uninterested in scripts with female leads.

Now we have to have a shocking PR angle.

Trash me, I don't...
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