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The 1+6 Week Challenge script are up! (have been up for a bit). Read them here!
Do You Have A Clubcard? by Howard Jensen (ColKurtz - Short, Comedy, Drama - Thomas, a fed up, derisive store clerk unwittingly possesses an irresistible "routine" to a certain kind of woman...enter Nicole. (40 Pages) - pdf, format
As per usual your response time is exceptional, much appreciated.
I understand thus is a difficult length for the short section, (in other words, too da?n long) But if anybody takes the time to read & feed this I will be more than happy to return the favour with something of yours of a similar length.
As always, honesty is essential in any comments you may leave.
Only a small change to the ending with Bill's character. I know, length is a serious issue with me, there was just nothing I wanted to cut. I'm sure after some home truths on here I'll be willing to reconsider. Thanks for the plug too
Glenn Cheers for taking the time, man, I hope its worth the effort. As I said if you have anything done similar in length send it on to me, I'll be more then happy to oblige.
Thanks for the plug, dude.
May I say that this draft (for better or for worse) owes a lot to some extremely helpful critique prior to me posting it here. Guilty parties include: Toby_E, Ste Brown, Sniper, Stevie and in particular Rjbelair. Cheers for the help guys, much appreciated.
So, If it gets panned I can always blame ye motherfu?kers
Just finished. I liked it, even though I'm pretty sure I dated this girl at one point. I wasn't Gary.
Anyway, The characters and dialogue were pretty consistent, and I like the way you handled the action. The scene of her coming over the counter at him and the scene where Gary rams their car were really well done.
On page 36, at the bottom, you call Gary Thomas for one block of dialogue. On Page 32, you have Mr. Reeves say, "Iï¿½m not even gonna ask. . .", and I don't think he'd say 'gonna', like the guys who work there. I hear him saying a more proper 'going'.
Over all it was funny and ironic, and worked in all the ways you wanted it to. What a psychotic girl!
Thanks for the read, Steven. Yeah I agree with "gonna" -- "going" thing, it's just where I'm from that word always sounds like "gonna" in the cotext of a spoken sentance, but yo're correct "going" is more suitable for Mr Reeve.
In relation to the wrong name over the dialogue, can you tell which line exactly as I've just checked it and cannot see it.
"Oh, one quick thing. And this is just me, and I've noticed it in lots of scripts. Why do young or young-ish characters always have to be smoking weed?"
-- Again where I'm from (and I presume a lot of people my age on this site will back me up)...A lot of people our age smoke weed, at least in my own social circle anyway. I don't know the stats but its very prevalent, particulary among the working class. Plus I think it fits Thomas's type of character too. Thanks agin for the taking the time.
Or of course see Tonka's terse but accurate reasoning.
Hey man. No I wouldn't say its worth reading again from start to finish, but yeah check out the ending if you get a chance. The only thing being is that it relates to a short additional scene earlier in the piece when Thomas is talking to Bill on the phone.
THOMAS (cool) Yep, received a phone call this morning, got fitted out for this. (nods at Thomas) Went to pay your little “flash in the pan” there a visit, show him who’s boss. (MORE)
Then it's also in the (CONT) on the next page.
I did that all through my The Program script. I kept mixing up Larry with the guy in the story he was telling.
As far as weed, where I come from is no different. I grew up in the 70s. My recollection is that anyone wearing denim material on their body was smoking dope. That's why they had such a hard time getting me to wear bluejeans. I always thought those were the 'bad' people. I know longer think that at all. Most of my friends in high school and college smoked dope/hash as well as acid, and drank like fish. Now I ONLY where bluejeans, but I don't smoke dope, etc.