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Forum: Screenwriting 06-26-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,519
Posted By DDoc
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

Agreed. Comedy is probably especially tough right now. I read a story on reddit where a duo said they had a Hangover type script that got them some meetings. They said one of the producers or execs...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-26-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,519
Posted By DDoc
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

As far as anti-heroes-

Walter White
William Munny
Ethan Edwards
Richard B. Riddick
Conan
Inigo Montoya
Marv
Forum: Screenwriting 06-26-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,519
Posted By DDoc
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

I think it's a huge mistake to try to make something that will appeal to everyone. It's impossible and I think that's one of the reasons so many recent features feel bland and soulless. I get the...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-25-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,519
Posted By DDoc
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

That's a nice way of putting it. I'd have been divorced a long time ago if my wife and I showed love like that (but it happens occasionally).
Forum: Screenwriting 06-25-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By DDoc
Re: Picking Right Idea

Good advice. Probably few things more frustrating than spending months on a feature and realizing the idea might not have been worth the time.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-25-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,519
Posted By DDoc
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

God damn. This reminds me of when I worked at McDonald's in the bad part of town.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-24-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,519
Posted By DDoc
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

Found where I read it- https://www.cracked.com/article_21093_5-scrapped-episodes-that-almost-ruined-famous-tv-shows.html

There's a link in that article with the apparent source.

Maybe it's not true...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-24-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,519
Posted By DDoc
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

I can't remember where I read this first (years ago) and I can't find the article so if anyone assumes it's bullshit then I understand. I actually wonder that myself now.

Anyway-...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-24-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,519
Posted By DDoc
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

Fair enough, though it's worth noting Walter struggled with the decision to kill that guy early on. If I recall right he was going to let the guy go until he found out he was hiding a weapon (piece...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-24-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,519
Posted By DDoc
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

Excessive pride and ambition, amigo. We've seen plenty of stories and characters that highlight the dangers of this but Walter was one of the best imo. I get you in any case though. My dad couldn't...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-24-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,519
Posted By DDoc
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

Breaking Bad is probably the single best tv experience I've had. We lived in NM for years too so we even did our own little tour. A lot of people were out near Walter's house and all of them saw us...
Forum: Films 06-16-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By DDoc
Re: Dream Writing Assignments

Nice. They're fun. Howard had his limitations but he could be excellent at description and setting the scene. The opening of The Tower of the Elephant-

"Torches flared murkily on the revels in the...
Forum: Films 06-15-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By DDoc
Re: Dream Writing Assignments

King Conan with Arnold or just another Conan movie with Jason Momoa. I'm a fan of the Robert E. Howard stories and the original movie but I'd still be extremely nervous. Hardcore fantasy fans are...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-12-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 759
Posted By DDoc
Re: Opening Scenes

The opening scene of Rio Bravo (1959) was pretty sweet. Four minutes with almost no dialogue but you meet the protagonists and see the strain in their relationship, watch the main plot get set into...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-11-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 759
Posted By DDoc
Re: Opening Scenes

The opening scene of Inglorious Bastards always sticks out to me as one of the greats. The dialogue, acting, and especially the music and the way the tone shifts about halfway through. The overall...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-07-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,952
Posted By DDoc
Re: Plough through or correct as you go?

Plough through. I'll usually read a few pages back the next day, however, correcting typos or anything that's obviously stupid before I start. If it's something I'm unsure of I'll leave a note.
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 06-07-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By DDoc
Re: Writer gets fired from upcoming Law & Order spinoff for controversial comments

I get you. The guy doesn't seem particularly bright.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-06-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,504
Posted By DDoc
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

Well...if we don't see a ridiculous spike in covid cases in a few weeks I might grow a little suspicious.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-06-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By DDoc
Re: Advice From Pros

^Solid stuff.

Here's a relevant Hemingway quote-

"Good writing is true writing. If a man is making a story up it will be true in proportion to the amount of knowledge of life that he has and how...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 06-06-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By DDoc
Re: Writer gets fired from upcoming Law & Order spinoff for controversial comments

I get that his delivery of said sentiments would be douchey in the best of times and pathetically stupid in the current environment, but I don't see what is controversial about the sentiments...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 06-06-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By DDoc
Re: Writer gets fired from upcoming Law & Order spinoff for controversial comments

If he went to prison he's not allowed to own a gun anyway. He snitched on himself.

His post/photo was douchey to the maximum degree. I agree with this statement -
Forum: Screenwriting 06-05-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,261
Posted By DDoc
Re: What do you think about?

I've heard a few different folks recommend that aspiring writers should write the type of movies they'd love to see. I've dabbled in different things here and there but I'd say that's mostly what I'm...
Forum: Films 06-04-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,918
Posted By DDoc
Re: Random film thread...

Rio Bravo (1959) - Hell yeah/10. Not as good as The Searchers but better than any Sergio Leone western. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uuAjwvtxEM

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987) - Made me...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-02-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,918
Posted By DDoc
Re: The Last 10 Days

I heard Wendy's is only serving soy patties now. Is this true? I like Wendy's but I don't want to grow manboobs.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-31-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,411
Posted By DDoc
Re: Midpoint

The second half of Jaws is one of the greatest film experiences imo.

Interesting topic. I'm debating between two ideas for my next story, but in one of them the midpoint is the biggest moment of the...
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