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dogglebe
Posted: May 19th, 2010, 6:02pm Report to Moderator
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There's no weak genre/themes, just weak writers.... biyotch!

I've read a number of good scripts that are based on simple, if not dull themes/loglines.  

One of the funniest scenes in sitcom history involves four people stuck in an elevator.  That's extremely simple but, if you're a fan of All In The Family, you'll remember this scene.

The best scene in Reserviour Dogs, IMHO, is the coffee shop scene.   Five guys sitting around and talking about tipping sounds pretty dull but the scene was incredible.


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Drama is one of the strongest, most emotional genres there is. It's basically the Daddy of all the genres...by far the most respected and designed to deal with serious issues in a serious and realistic way.

Godfather 2, Schindlers List, Shawshank Redemption...

The Vegan/Carnivore thing, as I've said before, touches on some incredibly topical and powerful subjects from specieism to religion and it's also possible to create an infinite number of other reasons why someone could be either of those things.

Be honest...would a truly great writer be able to write a compelling story within that theme genre? Yes, they would.

People want the genre to be wide enough that it allows you to write what you want, which defeats the whole point of what the challenge was about.

The whole point is that it's supposed to be a challenge...and one that took you out of your comfort zone.

Anyway, I'm through with these arguments.
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Dreamscale
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I guess I'm just a weak biyotch of a writer then, Phil, huh?  Damn, I'm very sad now.  My heart is broken, I think.  I don't know what to do, where to turn, who to turn to.

Well, on a more positive note, it's almost opening hour so I guess I'll turn to alcohol...my friend...my confidant, my love...


To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
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mcornetto
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Get a room you two.

And Phil, I'm a big fan of AITF but I don't remember the scene in the elevator you are talking about.  

And aside from all this arguing we should thank Don for putting together this OWC and providing us a space to have it in.  
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Quoted from dogglebe
  

One of the funniest scenes in sitcom history involves four people stuck in an elevator.  That's extremely simple but, if you're a fan of All In The Family, you'll remember this scene.

Phil


If I could write like the writers of All In The Family, I'd do it for free. Just so that actors from the same show could generate the smiles in people.

I have a great amount of respect for writers and actors on that level.

Beautiful to imagine and think about!

Sandra






A known mistake is better than an unknown truth.
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dogglebe
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And Phil, I'm a big fan of AITF but I don't remember the scene in the elevator you are talking about.


Archie got stuck in an elevator with a very educated and classy black man, the building's Hispanic superintendent and and his non-English-speaking wife who goes into labor.  





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And aside from all this arguing we should thank Don for putting together this OWC and providing us a space to have it in.  


Thank you Don!


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Thank you, Don!

Thank you, Phil!

Thank you, Michael!

Thank you all...Good night!


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Calm down people. I have the solution to all of this


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Calm down people. I have the solution to all of this


And you aren't telling us because?
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Seems to me that there are the same people reading...


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Quoted from mcornetto


And you aren't telling us because?


I thought you'd be impressed...  


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that's exactly why I was pointing it out, because it made an impression.
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Are there anyway to tell which ones are serious entries and which are not? Cuz it's quite frustrating and time consuming to read all 40 and found out half of them aren't serious entries.


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Mine was a serious attempt. I usually write mine at the 11th hour, but I'm still serious.


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None of them are serious entries.

Just read them all, damnit!


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