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Forum: Films 07-25-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,363
Posted By Fortean
More Authentic Japanese Storytelling...

...as directed by Mizoguchi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenji_Mizoguchi), (and that's not too long for the kids):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg6cd7U0onw
Forum: Films 07-24-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,363
Posted By Fortean
四十七士

Visually interesting!?!

That trailer has all of the CGI appeal of the latest video game fantasy.

Kids with ADHD would agonize, (possibly commit seppuku before the end of part one), at the...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-24-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,449
Posted By Fortean
How Do You Choose...?

Only four women?


Those inner voices sometimes need to be heard.

Don't restrict yourself to the most immediate nor convenient choices.

Writing is an occupation that is frequently done alone and in...
Forum: Basics 07-22-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,834
Posted By Fortean
Funny Dream Sequence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zYV-qYeWPkk#t=129s
Forum: Films 07-21-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,834
Posted By Fortean
The Windsor Hum

What really happened to the million people who have disappeared from Detroit? Not enough people to fuel a crime wave, but enough to...?

Across the river, in Windsor, Ontario, people have been...
Forum: Films 07-20-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,834
Posted By Fortean
America's Dystopian Future

Yep. (http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/858/930/97798673_display_image.jpg?1302721228)
Forum: Research and Resources 07-20-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Fortean
Washington Hospital: VIP Bomb Victim

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Hospital_Center#ER_One

http://medstarwashington.org/body.cfm?id=19

http://medstarwashington.org/body.cfm?id=180

.
Forum: Films 07-17-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,554
Posted By Fortean
42

As I'm not a baseball fan, I more familiar with Jackie Robinson from his earlier film biography (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jackie_Robinson_Story); so, apart from some minor historical...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-16-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,110
Posted By Fortean
Fencing

Queen's University and the Royal Military College, in Kingston, Ontario, both have very active fencing clubs; and, there's a streetfront fencing club in the city, (where I've seen birthday parties...
Forum: Films 07-13-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,301
Posted By Fortean
"Is it time we looked into writing these kinds of films?"

No.

No.

No.

I wish to point out that, while Fort and latter-day Forteans have extensively studied (for decades) the puzzling phenomenon of falls of fishes from the skies, that the "whirlwind"...
Forum: Films 07-12-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,393
Posted By Fortean
Hollywood's "True Story" And A Bit More

As usual, Hollywood moves the story's location, adds lots of creepy sounds and loud noises to jolt the audience, and goes overboard by adding bits of other stories, to spice it up for a frenzied...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-12-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,772
Posted By Fortean
"Are scripts getting longer, or is it just the movies?"

It's just too many kids with ADHD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attention_deficit_hyperactivity_disorder)....

Griffith (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000428/)'s INTOLERANCE...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-11-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,951
Posted By Fortean
A Suggestion

RAPID SERIES OF SHOTS (AXIAL CUTS):



For another example, (more rapid cutting than my previous reference), @ 1:10 to 1:12 in this clip from Hitchcock's THE BIRDS
...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-10-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,951
Posted By Fortean
Technical Term

Axial cut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTRvHXKb4Nc&list).
Forum: Films 07-07-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,730
Posted By Fortean
Before 1955...

Not exactly.... (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EbH4Fg-YDPw/TiIuRxwxPRI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/DJJeyZFFWpQ/s1600/Image0036.jpg)
Forum: Films 07-07-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,730
Posted By Fortean
Kryptonian Konversations

I've stayed away from THE MAN OF STEEL and enjoyed not seeing it immensely.

Apparently, a Canadian linguist was employed to help produce some of the Kryptonian speech and writing that appears in...
Forum: Films 07-01-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,885
Posted By Fortean
The Lone Ranger

http://archive.org/details/EnterTheLoneRanger (1949)
Forum: Films 07-01-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,815
Posted By Fortean
The Heat

There's a large audience for such television shows as Gilligan's Island (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057751/combined), The Beverly Hillbillies (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055662/combined), and the...
Forum: Films 06-29-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,885
Posted By Fortean
Long Before "The Lone Ranger"

Someone else demonstrated what the well-dressed "Redman" (http://archive.org/details/ThePaleface?start=719.5) wore on his noggin.
Forum: Writers & Scripts 06-25-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By Fortean
RIP Richard Matheson

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23043116
Forum: Screenwriting 06-17-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,139
Posted By Fortean
Screenwriting Fire Safety

Screenwriters should know better.

First, remove the brass brads BEFORE putting the rejected screenplays into the fire, (not AFTER).

Second, it may mean one much larger fire, but burn the earlier...
Forum: Research and Resources 06-17-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By Fortean
Why Chinese Territory?

I had the pleasure of discovering that one of the most secret documents held by the United States government had never been classified as a "secret" document. The reasons for that were that its...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-12-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,999
Posted By Fortean
NSA & Canada's Examination Unit

That's one of my screenplay projects, ("X.U."; not yet outlined).

In 1983, I asked for copies of Canada's records, from 1941, of its decoded messages, intercepted from Nazi Germany, Japan, and Vichy...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-11-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,999
Posted By Fortean
Nsa

Yes.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-11-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,608
Posted By Fortean
"High Concept" & Gimmicks

If a Hollywood producer wants to get attention for their "high concept" film, too often they are relying on a catchy title suggesting a novel concept, which goes into the marketing process, but is...
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