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Forum: Writers & Scripts 01-17-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
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, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
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, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
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, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
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, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
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, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,912
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, 09:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,047
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, 07:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,047
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, 07:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,047
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.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-17-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,087
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Hollywood = McDonalds

When is the McRib coming back? I ask when is the RomCom coming back...it's been off the menu for years. The public just isn't buying much RomCom...It's been so long since there was a year with...
Forum: Films 08-12-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,047
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: "Bad" Movies You Love

One that has grown on me through the years to point where I have a lot of admiration for it now...

Hudson Hawk (1991)

A live-action-cartoon, sing-along, wise-cracking, over-the-top,...
Forum: Films 08-12-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,047
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: "Bad" Movies You Love

RED DAWN! Great one. I do love that one (the original).
Forum: Films 08-12-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,047
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: "Bad" Movies You Love

A couple more if I may...don't fully love them, but they can have gravitational pull to make me watch


Showgirls (1995) Verhoeven was just coming off of Total Recall and Basic Instinct...then there...
Forum: Films 08-12-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,047
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: "Bad" Movies You Love

I will sit and watch Max von Sydow as Ming the Merciless in 1980's Flash Gordon.
Forum: Films 08-11-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,955
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: The Hunt (Cancelled!)

It is great for everyone to have their opinions and write them into their scripts if they so choose. The buyers of scripts are pretty far left of the country as a whole; those left-leaning...
Forum: Television 07-31-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: The Irishman - Anti-Aging

As far as Oscars, at the end of the day it is a few thousand industry veterans doing the voting. They will reward great work in most the categories, but (IMO) likely to be hesitant for voting for a...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 07-29-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: A Kinder, Gentler Netflix

Link below...

Netflix loses subscribers in US
Netflix to spend $200m on Dwayne Johnson/Gal Gadot/Ryan Reynolds action pic

and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-28-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,499
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Should we all be writing books instead?

This is a discussion worth having.

I'm not interested in writing episodic material (what we used to call TV, but is now on multiple platforms). I like feature films as do many posters here at DDP. ...
Forum: Research and Resources 07-26-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,209
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: An Actual $300m Bank Heist

Make up your own plot! It can't be stranger than real life.

I post these news tidbits from time to time just to show that these things actually do happen outside of the movie theater. This thread...
Forum: Research and Resources 07-26-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,209
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: An Actual $300m Bank Heist

7/26/19

1,500 pounds of gold gone in 3 minutes during Brazil heist

It took less than three minutes for eight armed men to make off with $30 million worth of gold bars from Sao Paulo’s international...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-11-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,418
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Saving Cats?

Like any how to book, save the cat isn't the answer to everything.

However, it is useful. Think of it like a checklist when you're leaving for a week...shut off the coffeemaker? Set the...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-19-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,594
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: A springboard observation ...

I stopped reading a Tarantino script once. After 15 pages of spelling and gramatical errors too numerous to count I was so distracted by those things that I couldn't get into the story. I think it...
Forum: Films 10-19-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,248
Posted By RogerOThornhill
Re: Movie/TV show that doesn't hold up...

Harvey Korman was a treasure. I wish we'd seen him in more things. I wonder how many takes they did of the list scene... "halfwits, nitwits, dimwits, pugs, thugs...etc"

And getting back on topic,...
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