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Reef Dreamer
Posted: April 27th, 2016, 1:42am Report to Moderator
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Oh, Dave Allen, I liked him.

I rememeber a sketch where two funeral parties, with coffins, race each other to the graveyard. Quality.


My scripts †HERE

The Elevator Most Belonging To Alice - Semi Final Bluecat, Runner Up Nashville
Inner Journey - Page Awards Finalist - Bluecat semi final
Grieving Spell - winner - London Film Awards.††Third - Honolulu
Ultimate Weapon - Fresh Voices - second place
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The four candles/fork handles is the best sketch ever. Doesn't matter where you're from. Simple.


Ronnie Barker was the master of comedy. Ronnie Corbett was great too and died just recently. I first watched that sketch as a kid but it's still good enough to make me laugh today. I know, because I saw it recently.


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https://youtu.be/gi_6SaqVQSw

There you are, Dan. I envy you if this is your first time watching it.

https://youtu.be/y0C59pI_ypQ
https://youtu.be/lIaXSBSQ0W0

Also, love these two. Ronnie Corbett really was something else.


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Reading scripts is subjective and comedy is subjective, thus combining the two is very subjective indeed. Iíve found with the comments the Brit members do seem to have taken to my comedy more than those from the other side of the pond so comedy has geographical elements as well. Itís been a hell of a challenge this OWC but I echo Dustinís statement in that itís been one of the most rewarding to read. I give a pat on the back to all those who entered and tried their best to meet the criteria.

I just want to mention something else if I may. The folks who read all the scripts (myself included), especially those who fly through the lot in a short period of time, you can see in their comments they get tired and less patient with scripts as they go along. They want the story and comedy to scream out at them at page 1 by the time theyíve read 20+ scripts! Not having a go, thatís fine Ė we all only have so much time to do this and we are all human. Just imagine then, when you are entering scripts in a competition or sending it off to a production company; this is what you are up against. A bunch of guys who have hundreds, if not thousands of scripts to go through and their patience is gradually running thin, no matter how hard they try to stay objective.

I think itís important to realise this and try to have as much impact in the title, logline and first few pages as you can. I also think itís important to realise if they do pass on it, not to be too disheartened. If that was the first script they read of the day, it may have been a different story. So take heart fellow writers when such things happen, and donít give up.



-Mark

EDIT - Oh and Fork Handles is comedy genius!


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Quoted from MarkRenshaw

The folks who read all the scripts (myself included), especially those who fly through the lot in a short period of time, you can see in their comments they get tired and less patient with scripts as they go along. They want the story and comedy to scream out at them at page 1 by the time theyíve read 20+ scripts! Not having a go, thatís fine Ė we all only have so much time to do this and we are all human. Just imagine then, when you are entering scripts in a competition or sending it off to a production company; this is what you are up against. A bunch of guys who have hundreds, if not thousands of scripts to go through and their patience is gradually running thin, no matter how hard they try to stay objective.


Excellent point from Mark.

Brit TV humor I've enjoyed (watching in North Carolina):
"A Bit of a Do"
Fitz in "Cracker"



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Think I only bailed on two. And I felt bad about it cause I don't like doing that, but from my pov I could see this wasn't going anywhere different than the few pages I did read. And yes it is obvious that people do get bogged down the further in they/we go. But inteally tried to give everyone a fair shake, and although most of my comments were very short and sweet I did read your entire script. Just didn't have time to get into details because of the amount of scripts I read. Kudos to anyone else who read all 34!


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I'm still shocked that there's 34 entries. Open only to board members - and there's 34?? Everyone bailing on the challenge before it was announced and then it's still 34!
I have no idea how that's possible.

Did anyone submit several?
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Kham - thankfully I only submitted one. Had I realised about the villain option earlier on this may have inspired another.

34 is a cracking turn out under the circumstances

In terms of quality I don't think I'm able to compare with previous OWC's , it's so different. But I would once again comment that there are some really good ideas that with time and feedback could be developed but in the rush haven't quite hit the mark.


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The Elevator Most Belonging To Alice - Semi Final Bluecat, Runner Up Nashville
Inner Journey - Page Awards Finalist - Bluecat semi final
Grieving Spell - winner - London Film Awards.††Third - Honolulu
Ultimate Weapon - Fresh Voices - second place
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Think I only bailed on two. And I felt bad about it cause I don't like doing that, but from my pov I could see this wasn't going anywhere different than the few pages I did read. And yes it is obvious that people do get bogged down the further in they/we go. But inteally tried to give everyone a fair shake, and although most of my comments were very short and sweet I did read your entire script. Just didn't have time to get into details because of the amount of scripts I read. Kudos to anyone else who read all 34!


It is probably a fair microcosm of how scripts are read by the industry - better catch then quick.


My Scripts can all be seen here:

http://dlambertson.wix.com/scripts
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I think I bailed on 3 or 4, but, in all fairness, most have bailed on those same.  

I try to read each one.  I try to put the merits of each one in a fair position.  I do agree that if you read a really good, or bad one, the next one is looked at in a different light.  

But, just as we are (hopefully) professional when we write our stories, we should have that same professionalism when we "grade" each others work.  After all, I wouldn't want a harsh no help review.  I know when i go out, I give a pretty detailed reason why.  

Some works were just too drug fueled or avant guard to follow.  I can appreciate "Meshes in the Afternoon" with the best of them, or even "La Jette", but, if it's too abstract, I can't even follow the symbolism.

I do think that's a bit lost today on the youth.  Before technology was capable of making a movie like Avatar, both writers and filmmakers/producers had to rely on cunning to bring a story to life.  Not just pay some nerd a gazillion D and D character sheets.

Oh, I watched the skits.  Some of the humor was lost on me.  I did find all 3 to be funny, but, for me, the third one was by far, the most I have laughed in a while.  Especially the dongs comment.  Very funny.  

Dan


Please read my scripts:
http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-series/m-1427564706/

I'm interested in reading animation, horror, sci fy, suspense, fantasy, and anything that is good.  I enjoy writing the same.  Looking to team with anyone!

Thanks
Dan
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Just finished the lot, what happens now? Do we get an email address to send votes to or something? Sorry to ask stupid questions but it's my first time doing this so I've no idea.

Also well done on the scripts to everyone. I didn't pullout of any of them (even the couple of absolutely insane ones) and glad for it, a full spectrum of comedy right there.


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An Email will come out to the writers who are eligible to vote in a few days, you then submit your picks


Anthony Cawood - Award winning screenwriter
Available Short screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/short-scripts
Available Feature screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/feature-film-scripts/
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Brilliant, cheers Anthony!


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finished. I haven't commented on all of them due to various reasons such as repeating what others have said, but I have been through them all.

Been an interesting OWC.

Not sure I could guess a single writer of these.


My scripts †HERE

The Elevator Most Belonging To Alice - Semi Final Bluecat, Runner Up Nashville
Inner Journey - Page Awards Finalist - Bluecat semi final
Grieving Spell - winner - London Film Awards.††Third - Honolulu
Ultimate Weapon - Fresh Voices - second place
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Not sure I could guess a single writer of these.


I've got a sneaking suspicion which one is mine.


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