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jwent6688
Posted: March 2nd, 2011, 7:28pm Report to Moderator
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Both of mine are still around, but the second will be replaced soon


"I know you want to work for Mo Fuzz. And Mo Fuzz wants you to. But first, I'm going to need to you do something for me... on spec." - Mo Fuzz, Tapeheads, 1988
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Raspberries to you, DJ.
I pussed-out and sent in only my cheap-to-produce story.
Looks like I shoulda just tossed in the big-budget one, too.

Congratulations on your reads.
Sincerely.



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Quoted from RayW
Raspberries to you, DJ.
I pussed-out and sent in only my cheap-to-produce story.
Looks like I shoulda just tossed in the big-budget one, too.

Congratulations on your reads.
Sincerely.


Yes, that second entry...I actually hit the wrong window before I saved it and lost it- I went back to my notes and turned it out the next day. Got most of it back down, but I still made a blunder of sorts...I didn't see it until ten minutes before deadline.

More on this later.
Hopefully the Submit page will open up again so I can get the correct version up.

Not that anyone's going to read that, though...



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Alright, Havent read them all. I will read anyone who's read mine after the reveal. Gonna toss out my top five though... No particular order. Lotsa great scripts this go around.

Them That's Dead, The God Stick, Monsters, Territory, and The Cries. I know four of the five writers. No favoritism. Just honesty.

I'd like to hear what others think. I'm pretty sure Rick doesn't get swayed by opinion, if he even chooses to do one. This was fun.

and, no. I didn't make my top five...

James


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Quoted from jwent6688
Gonna toss out my top five though... No particular order. Lotsa great scripts this go around...

I'd like to hear what others think. I'm pretty sure Rick doesn't get swayed by opinion, if he even chooses to do one. This was fun.


I like different ones for different reasons.

For a sensible, low-budget horror that a horror crowd might like to actually watch I'd go with The Flesh Won't Be Missed.
It's got blood up front, an axe, body parts, dead bodies, plastic, bodies in the lake, creepy witch candle made of a guy's hand, freaky time thing, a smart arse engaged in petty robbery, and a nasty girlfriend who uses her witchy-womanly-wiles to keep the cycle going.
It's nice.
Pretty much off the shelf it's good to go.
A few sets, nothing unreasonable.
A few cheap props.
Handful of actors (four, was it? if you got the last guy to double as the first dead one).
Good to go.
Done.


Honorable mention would be Water.
The only prop needed was a cup of water to spit out.
Actors + easy settings + 1liter of bottled water = good to go.
Kudos!
Not really HORROR!!!! But could be done on a dime.
Or gas money and a liter of water, really.  


For a big budget short, prime for feature potential, would be Them That's Dead.
Them characters got legs on 'em! ARRRGH!!!
Edging it away from PoTC might be tough, though.
Producers might balk or want to turn it into a farce.

Second fave big SFX story would be The Maidens
A wee expensive with all the superimposition and layering, but it would look fantastic with the right budget and set designer.


By far, my personal favorite to read was Frame Of the Open Door.
A p!ss-poor, terrible horror story but wonderful story and imagry.
The girls are beautiful - inside, of course. (Outside... pish posh. Who cares? Cast MILFs if you must.     )
How they worked together and cared for each other was just beautiful.


A couple of honorable mentions would go to Imposter (Impostor, if possible), The God Stick and Die Screaming
The characters and or dialog+action were very memorable.
In a... positive way, of course.  




We are still discussing scripts at SimplyScripts, right?
(Sometimes I can be a little slow).



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Sandra Elstree.
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I love your avatar Chris!!  Hard to get mad at you!

Anyway, I was going to read another script tonight, but I had to spend that precious time deleting posts... Not that my comments are that great, but please keep the convo related to the OWC!!


Lets! So I'm wondering:

Do you all think we should choose our personal favorite based on excellent general execution-- the ones we know are polished?

Or:

Should we choose according to an inner feeling or prompt that tells us, yes, this would make a really good film, but it needs a little bit of...

I'm really wondering about this because the easy road is not always the better one.

Can anyone offer any examples of what I'm referring to?

Sandra



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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.


Do you all think we should choose our personal favorite based on excellent general execution-- the ones we know are polished?

Or:

Should we choose according to an inner feeling or prompt that tells us, yes, this would make a really good film, but it needs a little bit of...



Sandra,

This is a good question, but for this challenge there is a third option.

Rick & Pia set out detailed requirements and we were challenged to meet them, so we could judge the entries with those requirements in mind.

Philip


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That's a good one Philip. A producer can always tweak the story of his choice, I think.
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Sandra Elstree.
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Sandra,

This is a good question, but for this challenge there is a third option.

Rick & Pia set out detailed requirements and we were challenged to meet them, so we could judge the entries with those requirements in mind.

Philip


Yes, I was thinking about that. Thinking about be...nding this or that monster to fit the requirements. That's me. Bendy Babe.  

Sandra



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We are judging the entries for fun though, right?
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Sandra Elstree.
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We are judging the entries for fun though, right?


I think for fun and in seriousness too.

It's very difficult. It comes down to a person getting a "vibe" I think when all is said and done. And because we're all so different, that vibe is going to happen with different stories.

Sandra



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I have three more to go though. As soon as I'm done with them I can announce mine.

It's a pity though that people appear burnt out.
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I have three more to go though. As soon as I'm done with them I can announce mine.

It's a pity though that people appear burnt out.


We wait until a Mod tells us:

Thy will be done.  

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It's been almost a week. I see nothing wrong in starting to guess writers. I also have no problem with mentioning favorites.

Ultimately it's up to Rick if he feels a script fits his idea/vision for a film he had in mind.


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