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JonnyBoy
Posted: July 25th, 2010, 10:02am Report to Moderator
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YES! Do it. You give us clear guidelines - ages of the characters, length, settings, nature of the content - and I guarentee you'll have maybe nearly a dozen new, tailor-made scripts for you by the end of the day.

If you don't like them, you can find something else. But maybe there'll be a gem.


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ajr
Posted: July 25th, 2010, 10:10am Report to Moderator
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That's what I was thinking - a guerilla OWC.


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Drama, comedy, suspense, thriller, mockumentary, mystery...

Romance as long as it's very original not run of the mill (eg Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Secretary, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!).

Westerns, war, action and adventure, animation, but I doubt they'll work in the setting we have.

Horror and sci-fi - not usually those I favour tend to be on the existential/psychological side.

This might help, some of favourite films: Dead Man's Shoes, Apocalypse Now, Lost Highway, Blue Velvet, The Godfather I + II, Memento, City of God, Usual Suspects, Kes, Land and Freedom, Red Road, Alien, The Thing, Company of Wolves, L'Appartement, Seven Samurai, The Entity, Goodfellas, The Departed, Amelie, A Very Long Engagement, L'Emploi du temps, Last Broadcast, The Motorcycle Diaries, Y tu mamá también, Fistful of Dollars, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Taxi Driver, Cool Hand Luke, Solyaris, Downfall, Das Experiment, Das Boot, Salo, 1984, Spirited Away, Run Lola Run, A Scanner Darkly, Idioterne...
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Um ok...

I'm not usually the best coming up with ideas... though. I'll have a think...
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ajr
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Since the funniest movie on that list is Goodfellas I think comedy is out...  


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Haha - good spot, the dark mood pervades!

Nah, comedy works best for me on TV: Monty Python, Office, Peep Show, League of Gentlemen, Nighty Night, Jam, Day Today...
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If this helps...

OK, genre: drama, comedy, suspense, thriller, mystery would be best I think...

Characters: male, 50s (the protagonist),
A Female nurse (antagonist - in some form, whether intentionally, malevolently, etc) can be any age, might work best with a character of a similar age?  Minor characters - nurses in their 20s.

Plot: Beyond the cliche that he has a conflict, an obstacle to overcome and a resolution that's not too twee I can't really think of much. It can be kooky...

Locations: Mainly in the ward, external grounds, corridors, a rest room for eating.

Props: various medical paraphenalia - a wheelchar, stethescope, beds, cabinet, bedside table.

Costumes: nurses uniforms, 1 patient gown, pyjamas, the actor knows he has to wear suit.

Anything else I must be able to purchase from a normal high street shop as it's too late to custom order props.  

Something simple, yet touching is what usually grabs me, you can go dark, depressing and grotesque as long as there's an inclination of hope.
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ajr
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I think I have something for you - I'm halfway through it.

Genre is definitely drama, a bit eerie, definitely sad, but with the requisite glimmer of hope at the end.


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Are you up for a review trade Anthony?  

Mine is a bit darker than yours and not much glimmer of hope, but still works...I think.


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ajr
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Hey, I don't speedwrite!



Still working on it. I was thinking of sending it directly to FEbG but I would consider some peer review.


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It's always good to have someone read first in case something doesn't work.


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I decided to take a break from the 7wc today so I wrote a 5 pager for this. Not sure it's any good though.

Title: Seriously Wounded

Logline:...don't really have one and I suck at those, but maybe something like "A man on his way to surgery after having been shot in the head and leg, freaks out when he finds out who shot him."  Hmmm, I don't know...

Is anyone but Anthony and I writing anything?


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I wanted to. It just sounds funny to me that this guy is ready to shoot in a couple of days, yet no script.  Why in a hospital? What was his other script that fell through about?

We could make it original. Pia, if you wrote something, it was worth the time. I'd like to read it. This guy seems a little unorganized to me.

James


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Quoted from jwent6688

We could make it original. Pia, if you wrote something, it was worth the time. I'd like to read it.

I'd love for you to read it! Thank you!

Where do you want me to send it?

And btw, I love writing shorts so even if he's not interested, I had a fun 3 hours doing what I love and I have another short to bother Don with!  


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ajr
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Mine is titled "The Screams" (I hate the title, btw).

LOGLINE: A tortured physician receives a last chance at redemption.

Cryptic I know, but at least it doesn't suck as bad as my other loglines...


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