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Old 02-13-2012, 10:41 PM   #31
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Default Re: I have a script at Paramount...so why am I hoping it fails?

Easy for you to say Harbinger. You've sold scripts. I haven't. ( as far as I know you sold one )
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:24 PM   #32
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Taxi driver syndrome.

Whatever you do, don't take Cybill Shepherd to the porn theatre.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:02 AM   #33
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Heh.

Maybe I am being a little overdramatic here. But I'm in a pickle. The conscious, practical side of me is always trying to get me to give up on this stuff. The artistic side still believes it's making something great. it won't let me...well, NOT try and make/sell this stuff. Kinda frustrating really....
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:12 AM   #34
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This has really confused the hell out of me.

I think a lot of people have come up with a lot of 'interesting' ideas and reasons why you feel the way you do, but if i'm honest, I completely do not understand it one bit.

Maybe I am looking at this in too much of a 'black and white' way, but why the hell would you WANT them to say 'no'. I really don't get it.

Okay, you've been at this a long time, and it has taken it's toll on your emotions. I get that.

But you have a script being read by a big studio and you WANT them to say 'no'.

I'm obviously missing something in all this but I just don't get it.

Cal them, tell them you've changed your mind, ask for the script back, and then apply for a job in McDonalds, or Starbucks, or whatever career you actually WANT, if you indeed have grown to hate this business.

As someone else said, plenty of people have left movies and never looked back. There are plenty other things in life.

I'm really confused by this.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:28 AM   #35
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He probably just doesn't want to make an emotional investment in his own success because if it doesn't happen it will morally bankrupt him. Anyway, I wish him all the best and hope things do work out for him, whether he wants them to or not.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:59 AM   #36
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Easy for you to say Harbinger. You've sold scripts. I haven't. ( as far as I know you sold one )
Optioned. And not for anything huge. With good prodcos, but I'm not exactly gargling champagne .

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Heh.

Maybe I am being a little overdramatic here. But I'm in a pickle. The conscious, practical side of me is always trying to get me to give up on this stuff. The artistic side still believes it's making something great. it won't let me...well, NOT try and make/sell this stuff. Kinda frustrating really....
That's better. See my problem was that your last couple of posts weren't nearly so rational or introspective as this. They were beginning to border on self-pity and I tend to have only one reaction that. Especially when it's unwarranted and from someone who should be celebrating their good fortune or (future) success. As I said, many DD'ers would sever limb for such problems.

And if I had to guess, I'd say artistic side will win throughout. It's a lot more emotional and highly charged than the rational, practical side. All I see here now is a simple slightly neurotic, crisis of confidence.

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:01 AM   #37
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Optioned. And not for anything huge. With good prodcos, but I'm not exactly gargling champagne .
Oh, hell, Harb -- gargle the Champagne! An option with solid people is worth it, in my book. You never know when you'll get another chance :-)
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:36 AM   #38
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Heh.

The conscious, practical side of me is always trying to get me to give up on this stuff. The artistic side still believes it's making something great.

It's not an either/or choice.

Think of screenwriting as a weekend beer-league, Beer.

Enjoy the game. Don't let it brine your brain or descend into obsession.

Play to win but have fun, and hold on to PERSPECTIVE (which you clearly have in spades).
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:57 PM   #39
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Just got a call. They passed. And on the same day a studio optioned a "Ultimate Dog Tease" movie.

Ouch.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:22 PM   #40
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This is an odd thread.
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