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Old 07-09-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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Haven't seen this film in its entirety in over twenty five years. Had to see it and read its blueprint for a story I'm working out. Amazing. One of those comedies where the structure is arguably funnier than the set pieces.

Don't see those much today. Such a smart, thoughtfully written screenplay.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:54 PM   #2
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Haven't seen this film in its entirety in over twenty five years. Had to see it and read its blueprint for a story I'm working out. Amazing. One of those comedies where the structure is arguably funnier than the set pieces.

Don't see those much today. Such a smart, thoughtfully written screenplay.
I agree. TOOTSIE, ARTHUR, QUICK CHANGE - great movies.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:14 PM   #3
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TOOTSIE was one of the films featured in HOW TO MAKER A GOOD SCRIPT GREAT by Linda Seger.

Great example of how to incorporate the main`plot with lots of subplots.

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Old 07-09-2010, 08:26 PM   #4
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Sorry, but I wouldn't put QUICK CHANGE in the same league as TOOTSIE. ARTHUR was closer, but TOOTSIE was the best of those three.
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:53 PM   #5
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I think Tootsie is mentioned in every screenwriting book ever written.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:48 AM   #6
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And perhaps someone else can verify, but I seem to remember that Bill Murray's character was a late addition to help get through the slow periods.

In any case, yeah, Tootsie rocked!

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Old 07-11-2010, 09:38 PM   #7
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I would not have hired Murray but Hoffman wanted him in.

Lange, Garr, Durning, and Coleman were all outstanding.

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Old 07-11-2010, 10:20 PM   #8
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Must catch Tootsie again.

I saw Arthur recently and, for me, it was horribly dated and very disappointing. Maybe it's because I don't find someone who is drunk all through a movie particularly appealing any more, though I remember laughing like a drain when I first saw it.

Thought Liza Minelli was still great, though.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:59 PM   #9
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Co-incidentally, I just watched Arthur for the fourth time. It did not seem as funny as the first three times. I cannot explain this.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:06 AM   #10
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Easy to explain. Mel Gibson snatched the fun out of the "getting pissed" craze.
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