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I really enjoyed this one a lot. It is the most original entry I've read yet!
Nylon was weirdly sympathetic. I really felt sorry for him, and the end of the script only amplyified my feelings for him. Strong development for the other characters did nothing but strengthen this script.
Format is spot on and as far as I can tell there are no typos.
The whole "This was great for one week" cliche won't cut it here. This script would be impressive if it took you two months to write. I seriously loved it that much.
This was a good one. Pretty original and I didn't think anybody would have thought of something like this. Nylon (interesting name) had some pretty interesting personalities...And the ending was good too. Didn't see that coming.
Well written and it fits the genre and theme well.
Alright -- now here is somebody who brought something fresh to the party. Groundhog Day from hell. Even early on in the OWC, I can tell this one will probably be on my top five.
Such odd names. Nylon? These kind of clues might give the author away, as do certain stylistic clues. I am about 80% sure I know who wrote this one. And if I am wrong about that, I have a few backup guesses at hand.
For me, I would have tied the opening and ending V.O.s together a bit better. They should echo each other more than they do. And Caineís expository section in the middle, repeating much of what we already know, could probably be shortened.
But those are minor nits, just as easily ignored as corrected. Good Ďun.
This is good but itís also a bit sick. Which I guess is what you were going for so well done.
Iíll admit to being a wimp when it comes to graphic violence so this oneís not for me.
Iím curious about how youíd want this filmed. It works well written out but it would be a difficult balance to film it without it being gruesomely horrible or comically stylized.
Some minor things: It doesnít need the ďyouíre all meĒ explanation; It could use a better explanation of why he killed his family; Also itís kind of weird that he apparently chooses whether or not he wants to go to hell.
Wow! You have a great little story here! My kinda thing. Story-wise, I liked this one a lot, but your writing style tended to slow the pace of the script more than one would want. Your descriptions are way too wordy and at times redundant. I got bored reading them.
Nylon's V.Os were excessive and, like the descriptions, also slowed the pace a tad too much. I was going to stop reading it, but thankfully, I didn't. I'm really glad I made it to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed your story, I just wasn't a fan of your writing.
I do not mean to insult you. I just think you descriptions could be more "to the point" so the story can flow better.
I thought this one was creative and unusual. It had a bit too much dialogue and I thought it ran a bit long, but those two things are minor and can be easily corrected. The other issue I had was I didnít really understand why you needed all the characters you had. They werenít other ghosts because they were so involved with his past, so he had to be a schizophrenic ghost Ė or perhaps they were his demons.
Anyway, it wasnít bad but it wasnít one of my favourites either. I think it would make an interesting film. Iíd give it an OPTION.
Extremely creative. Like Philip it was too graphic for me, but the whole concept was bizarre and original. I thought it flowed really well.
I do agree with Bert about the beginning and ending VOs. When I got to the end I knew it was supposed to echo the beginning but it was a little off. I think it would be slightly creepier if they were exactly the same and for eternity nothing changes for Nylon.
I found this to be a very good script. It was a page turner from the beginning to the end. The characters kept me interested and the ending was well written.
The only problem I had with this script is that it was too wordy, particularly when it comes to introducing your characters. Here are three examples from your first page, followed with how the descriptions can be trimmed:
A man lays in the bottom bunk of the bunk beds, his eyes closed. He has short hair and a goatee, and is fairly skinny. This is NYLON (33).
NYLON (33) lays on the bottom bunk, eyes closed. He has short hair, a goatee and is fairly skinny.
Nylon opens his eyes and reveals the gray-blue eyes that he possesses.
Nylon opens his blue gray eyes.
A man sits on the toilet on the other side of the cell, dressed in a prison jump suit. He slumps over, his head is against the wall. A thick liquid drips from his face. This is CAINE (3.
CAINE (3 sits slumped over on the cell's toilet, dressed in a prison jump suit. His head rests against the wall. Thick dark liquid drips from his face.
By tightening up the descriptions, I shaved three lines off the first page. By doing this with every page, I could trim your script by an entire page. By trimming a feature length script like this, you could easily shave ten pages from it.
When introducing a character, start with the name. It doesn't matter if the other characters do not refer to him by the name. The readers should know right away.
Other than your wordiness, you wrote a good script.
This is probably the most original of the bunch I've read so far, which is always good. I liked the illustrations of the three parts of Nylon's subconscious. Really creepy stuff. They could've easily ended up all being the same but I think you gave each one an individual voice. My favorite thing about this one though was the fact that Nylon's living in both a physical and psychological prison. A double whammie. Brilliant.
Can't fault this one on much. I really thought it was great. I guess I would've liked to see some more action outside the prison cell. Another flashback or two perhaps. Not too important though and I'm not sure of the amount they would've added to the story. So overall, I'll say you did a good job at writing the script and a great job at making it stand out.
This was a really interesting read. Something fresh and original, intriguing and amusing, in a grotesque sort of way. Youíve got great characterizations, the dialogue flowed really nicely and your formatting was top notch. I loved the ending as well, loved its macabre sense of irony.
Donít think I can really say much else that hasnít been said already, so Iíll just wrap this up by saying this is one of my favourites from this batch so far. Really fresh and exciting. An incredibly enjoyable read. Quite the accomplishment, excellent work.