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Old 04-03-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
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Default TOUCH OF NOIR 2: NEO-NOIR (Contest guidelines)

TOUCH OF NOIR is our noir short script contest. If you're interested in entering, read or print this post.

For those unfamiliar with film noir and exactly what it is, please refer daily, to my signature.

CONTEST GUIDELINES:
Page limit is set at (8) pages maximum.
Submission time frame is between APRIL 4-MAY 12.
Writers may submit (2) entries into the contest.
Anyone who enters must vote. Additional judges will also participate
Results will be posted on MAY 6.
PM all submissions to me!



POOL OF NOIR THEMES:
(The following is a list of typical Places and Players found within film noir, it is UP TO YOU to decide what your noir story will be, but these may be of some help)

DIMLY LIT APARTMENT-Shadows dominate, furniture is spare, thin walls tell secrets.

DARK ALLEY-Wet asphalt, turned over trash cans, barking dogs, the echo of footsteps.

DESERTED CAFÉ-Makes Hopper’s Nighthawks look like Time Square on New Year’s Eve. A past-her-time waitress mops up while the short order cook broods behind the greasy counter.

LONELY BAR-Weathered barkeep pours himself one for every two he pours his only customer. Smoke curls around their heads and the sound of wet tires on asphalt can be heard as cars pass by outside.

ABANDONED WAREHOUSE-Broken windows, a maze of stacked crates teeter ominously, exposed pipes drip unknown liquid, only one way in or out.

LOW-BUDGET HOTEL-Long, dark hallways and stairwells lead to spare, claustrophobic rooms. Flashing neon visible through Venetian blinds, ratty bedspread and tattered rugs adorn.

Use your imagination...you can set your story anywhere, really.


(PLAYERS):

THE DOOMED HERO
THE PRIVATE DICK
THE AGING GANGSTER
THE FEMME FATALE
THE DOORMAT
THE SECRET KEEPER
THE LOW-LIFE
THE ORDINARY JOE
THE ANTI-HERO
THE WRONG MAN
THE CROOKED COP
THE MIND READER
THE FALL GUY
THE GOVERNMENT AGENT
THE AMNESIAC
THE INDEPENDENT WOMAN
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:35 AM   #2
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CLICK ME ALSO!
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:12 AM   #3
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I can pay the winner $50 and a bottle of good Pinot Noir

2nd place will be $25 and a bottle of good Pinot Noir


Third prize is: You're Fired!
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Lames...guess I'll have to post mine first.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:25 PM   #5
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...there's still a couple of weeks to go... I don't start typing until the last day! Early entries are for... whatever that word is...
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Lames...guess I'll have to post mine first.
It was dark, lonely and quiet - just the way I had planned it. My 'substitute wife in a bottle' was going to be nagging me like Hell tomorrow, but tonight we were enjoying ourselves - like there was no tomorrow - just the past.

The streetlight projected my rain-soaked office windows onto the wall opposite. I sat there, mesmorised by the cascading rippled patterns, smiling at the irony of how well these images metaphorically represented my life.

Suddenly my self-serving solitude was shattered. The ripples seemed to leap from the wall as the door was flung open.

Adam 'Knuckles' Isaac, a big lug of man, entered, not too pleased to see me drinking.

"Where's the script?" he growled.

"I've still got two weeks" I countered.

"Yeah? Well just remember, there's a reason why they call it a deadline."

Knuckles was right. It was time to knuckle down.
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Did I see something somewhere about limiting flashbacks?

Not that I'm gonna use flashbacks! Flashbacks are for punks!

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Flashbacks are for punks!

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Dammit, Dp.

I swear, if you had typed in punk b1tches instead of just punks, I would've given you your first ever 1 out of 5 Dereks.

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Did I see something somewhere about limiting flashbacks?

Not that I'm gonna use flashbacks! Flashbacks are for punks!

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At this point...f*ck it.
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