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Old 12-15-2007, 09:57 AM   #31
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I saw the movie. Woody characters, unexploited situations.

Everybody had the same voice. Couldn't distinguish the daughter from the father, from the stepmother, from the wanna be father.

Every line was a joke, there just for the sake of the joke. Exactly like a sitcom. Infact, I'd say Juno is an hour and a half sitcom with practical locations (instead of mainly interior sets).

Here is a gem:

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Juno, is that you?

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No, it's Morgan Freeman. Do you have any bones that need collecting?



Yep. Straight out of the Golden Girls.

It will do very well at the box office.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:23 AM   #32
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Why do you guys hate strippers so much?
I think that some guys are spooked that a stripper may have more on the ball than they do. Personal opinion, but there you go.

I've read the blog and while I'm not all that impressed with the perspective (she comes across as overcompensating), the woman has a refreshing talent for being able to write without a filter. That's what gets a lot of writers in trouble, in that they can't bring themselves to get all nekkid on the page.

But say what you will, her Id is out there on full display.

Now, she might have created this background completely through blogs and never even touched the brass pole, but she's sold that character to the public and even more important, to the people in the position to throw money at her.

If so, the whole prefab image will probably collapse somewhere along the way (as the James Frey or JT LeRoy memoirs proved).

But if Cody has the chops, then her writing has already passed mettle.
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:54 AM   #33
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I got no problems with Brooke/Diablo being a wonderful writer. More props to her. But I ain't buying this stripper thing.

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Old 12-15-2007, 12:31 PM   #34
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Oh so witty. I just can't take it.

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Rowr! sounds like a cat fight! put the claws away.

I love how catty this thread has become.
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Old 12-15-2007, 02:20 PM   #35
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Rowr! sounds like a cat fight! put the claws away.

I love how catty this thread has become.
She just seems like the kind of person that people assume is witty and clever simply because of her image. Think about it. Would anybody have ever figured Woody Allen to be witty and clever on image alone?

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Old 12-15-2007, 03:46 PM   #36
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But before Woody made movies he was a very well-known comedy writer for Sid Caeser's "Show of Shows", as well as a stand-up comedian and frequent guest on such shows as Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show". He'd paid his dues.
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:05 PM   #37
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The first paragraph in the script has a LOT of "black" in it. Isn't that the kind of opening that makes professional readers cringe?

I'm interested in seeing the movie but my enthusiasm has been dampened considerably after watching a making-of on HBO. Some of the clips from the movie have painfully "hip" dialogue that seem to be there simply for the hip-factor.

Cody says that's the way that generation talks. Is so, my future children are gonna be home schooled....
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:07 PM   #38
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I saw the movie. Woody characters, unexploited situations.

Everybody had the same voice. Couldn't distinguish the daughter from the father, from the stepmother, from the wanna be father.

Every line was a joke, there just for the sake of the joke. Exactly like a sitcom. Infact, I'd say Juno is an hour and a half sitcom with practical locations (instead of mainly interior sets).

Here is a gem:

(on the phone)
FRIEND
Juno, is that you?

JUNO
No, it's Morgan Freeman. Do you have any bones that need collecting?



Yep. Straight out of the Golden Girls.

It will do very well at the box office.
Okay, evidently my worst fears have just been confirmed.

Edited to add: Why is that joke funny? Seriously -- I'm not getting it. If that's supposed to be a play on THE BONE COLLECTOR, that didn't have Morgan Freeman in it. It was Denzel.
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:23 PM   #39
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She's OK at about 50 feet but anything closer and it goes downhill.

She can write as far as I've read, though.
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:27 PM   #40
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Roger Ebert sure liked it:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...IEWS/712130303
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