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  • Pope in the Pool ?

    Can anyone tell me where this scene comes from?

    In his book "Save the Cat Goes to the Movies" Blake Snyder describes a method of burying exposition with reference to a scene where the Pope is swimming and a cardinal is feeding information while we (the audience) are distracted by the "Pope in the Pool".

    Which film though?

    Thanks
    Nick
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    Nick
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    Re: Pope in the Pool ?

    Originally posted by Nick3232 View Post
    Can anyone tell me where this scene comes from?

    In his book "Save the Cat Goes to the Movies" Blake Snyder describes a method of burying exposition with reference to a scene where the Pope is swimming and a cardinal is feeding information while we (the audience) are distracted by the "Pope in the Pool".

    Which film though?

    Thanks
    Nick
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    Hear it from the man himself, Blake Snyder in a Pod Cast where he explains the meaning behind and how the term "Pope in the Pool" came about..

    The audio is in mp3 format

    DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO BLAKE ON EXPOSITION HERE

    In this commentary, Blake explains how you can sneak exposition into your script and entertain viewers at the same time.

    Or click on the link and visit the page here:-
    http://www.writingshow.com/podcasts/2008/11122008.html

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    • #3
      Re: Pope in the Pool ?

      I can't think of a film off hand Nick. But I'm sure if you look up some cheesy 80's action flicks there's bound to be a scene in there somewhere lol!

      EJ

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      • #4
        Re: Pope in the Pool ?

        From the book itself.

        "Mike Cheda told me about a script he once read called THE PLOT TO KILL THE POPE. by George Englund, which did a very smart thing."

        So I don't think it was a produced movie ever. Just a script.

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        • #5
          Re: Pope in the Pool ?

          I could have sworn I'd seen that film at some point but never mind...

          Thanks guys - it's a great concept wherever it's from

          Nick
          Nick
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          • #6
            Re: Pope in the Pool ?

            In the movie, it only seemed at first that the Pope was swimming in the pool, but it ended up being a Baby Ruth bar.

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            • #7
              Re: Pope in the Pool ?

              Originally posted by Sinnycal View Post
              In the movie, it only seemed at first that the Pope was swimming in the pool, but it ended up being a Baby Ruth bar.
              It's no big deal.

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              • #8
                Re: Pope in the Pool ?

                Family Guy uses this device every so often, where two or more characters discuss something in the foreground and a separate act takes place in the background, like someone running around on fire, or burying a body, etc.

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