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  1. In case anyone missed it:

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      You mean in case someone is in a medically induced coma and missed it?

    2. opie100

      opie100

      No, Disney postponed comas last night until half time was over.

  2. MRW I'm not a semifinalist this year:

    1. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      But seriously, congrats to all the semifinalists.

  3. Tarantino's Student Film (My Best Friend's Birthday):

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    2. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      I think what he means is that the best way to learn is to fail. You learn best from your own mistakes, not from being told or even witnessing first hand lessons that others go through. I have to second that. Fail big and you learn a lot.

    3. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      Also, just to clarify, he never went to film school so it's not a student film.

    4. adlocke

      adlocke

      agreed. learning from your mistakes is fun discovery. the reason we write. however black and white solutions are the better to come across!

  4. THE CHICKENING:

    1. Elliott79

      Elliott79

      My eyes hurt.

    2. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      How's your soul, though?

  5. What the [email protected]% Happened to the Screwball Comedy?? - Film School'd -

    1. opie100

      opie100

      I can't believe they are remaking the 1987 World Series. Also can't believe Disney has a show called Kirby Buckets.

  6. An analysis of the Star Wars marketing campaign: http://robertcornero.com/?p=208

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    2. adlocke

      adlocke

      i'm curious. when the first star wars came out, did people know there'd be two more. i think that has something to do with marketing as well. for me, i'm not gonna set lofty expectations. that always turns into a real dog turd.

    3. Jaco

      Jaco

      Pretty sure the general public had no idea.

    4. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      Adlocke - I don't think they did. The original movie was a real mess, and saved in the editing room. There is a whole subplot excised from the film, with Biggs Darklighter, which you can hear in the original audio drama (and it's terrible). I don't think Lucas even knew there would be more. Thus we end up with the whole Luke-Leia incest-kiss. They were never originally intended to be brother and sister.

  7. Black List reviews are really hit-or-miss, in my experience.

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    2. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      Wasn't looking for anything too serious, but for the record, the script I wrote that placed in last year's LPFC got a 5 on the BL. Disappointing to say the least.

    3. nazardo

      nazardo

      One man's trash is another's treasure. One review = one opinion. It's best to cast a wide net.

    4. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      Yes, of course. But large nets can be expensive, which is the problem.

  8. Chat this Friday, anyone?

    1. npquinn

      npquinn

      Yes, what time?

    2. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      3PM PST is when I'll be around.

    3. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      Hmm. I can't seem to connect to the chat room. I keep getting an error message.

  9. Cranking out this rewrite in time for LPFC. Lots of big changes. Almost there...Thanks again to everyone who gave feedback.

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    2. Movieguy

      Movieguy

      Happens to us all. Definitely wouldn't worry about it. And if DreamWorks thinks it can rock the Cropsey legend harder than Full House, it ain't working with one

    3. adlocke

      adlocke

      from what i’ve heard from you, i wouldn’t be able to draw the conclusion that the ideas are similar. if you think you’re dealing with the kind of animal who charges their phone for no reason with more than twenty percent battery, you know, you’re not. they know the difference in this and in that. they would look at your script and frank’s completely separately and go his is shit-ass if you did what you’re supposed to.

    4. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      That's what I'm hoping for, Adlocke. We shall see.

  10. Did you guys like The Cat Lady? Hate it? Let me know!

    1. KeatonHelm

      KeatonHelm

      The Cat Lady from The Simpsons? Or The Cat Lady as in my ex-girlfriend?

    2. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      My spec in the WIP section. Had a solid amount of downloads, but not much feedback, yet.

  11. For the writers out there: How many words/pages per day do you try to write?

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    2. Jarrean

      Jarrean

      Try for 25, normally end up with 15 but I shoot for the stars. lol

    3. StringerBell

      StringerBell

      A lot of people subscribe to the "write every day" idea, but I never force it. If I'm not in a creative mood, I don't bother. So there is no normal for me, but if I get five good pages in a day, I'm happy.

    4. 36monsters

      36monsters

      It totally depends on my mood. Some days I'm lucky to get 5...other days it's more. I knocked out a 65 page script in 2 days last week after a total creative rush, but now I'm completely blasted and haven't written a page since. I should be back up and running by next week.

  12. Here's a quick read, if you're interested: Frank Oz - Little Shop of Horrors Original Ending - http://robertcornero.com/?p=194

    1. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      Agree with you. On the stage you could get away with ironic distance, on film the emotion between those characters was too strong. Having said that, I think the ending as it stands is fine. I love that movie.

  13. I have at least 10 different screenplays I could start right now. Not sure what to tackle next.

    1. Scott Crawford

      Scott Crawford

      Screenplays to read or screenplays to write?

    2. adlocke

      adlocke

      writing is weird. it takes years to get good and not get any better at the same time. that's not like tennis or anything. pppick one and go on to the writing of it.

    3. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      Scott - To write.

       

      Adlocke - Yup. Think I know what I'm gonna work on next. Though I might turn an older one into an ebook first.

  14. I know everyone is talking about the lists at the moment, but Ash vs The Evil Dead get so many things wrong. A few things right, but so, so much wrong.

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    2. admin

      admin

      Oh man, I have to say, personally I love the new show! Reminiscent of the films, but inviting enough for newcomers!

    3. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      Don't get me wrong; I'm glad we have the show. But Ash was never really this grubby womanizer with all the skills that we now see. He was just a regular, red-blooded guy, who was totally in over his head. More a bloody Buster Keaton.

       

      There was even a tragic element to his character that this series doesn't capitalize on.

       

      Ash in this series is more "Old Spice Bruce Campbell" than truly Ash.

       

      And the two main supporting characters are OBNOXIO...

    4. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      ...S and GRATING.

       

      Seriously, their scenes are consistently the worst. Boring. Hamfisted. Obvious. Predictable. The best thing the series could do is just kill their characters off, and use it as emotional fodder for series 2.

       

      The fights with the Deadites are consistently great, though, and that keeps me coming back. The design of some of the actual demons is fantastic.

  15. I still hope, that one day, THE MACCABEES by Eszterhas will find its way online.

  16. I'm trying my hand at blogging about screenwriting and filmmaking. Here's my first real post: http://robertcornero.com/2015/10/07/the-narrative-missteps-of-the-martian/

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    2. Pompalompa

      Pompalompa

      ^It's hard to read. That font on that background made it a chore. I didn't agree with every point you made but it was still a very good article and I'd like to read more. The transition at the end to The Revenant was particularly nice.

    3. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      Thanks for the color feedback. I have a suspicion that my monitor color is off, and without a color calibrator, I had to use my best judgement. I will make the text darker, and see what I can do about the links on the left.

       

      Thanks for reading, all.

    4. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      I changed the body text color, and the size and color of the navbar links. I can't do much about the image size, at least for this particular post, but I'll try to keep that in mind for future posts. Thanks for the suggestions, all. Hopefully they make it easier to read.

  17. If I'm completely honest, I feel like I've lost my ability to write. I haven't been able to flow at the level I used to be able to in a very long time.

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    2. Manny

      Manny

      Have you ever seen, The Last Dragon, those fortunes aren't of the ancient wisdom kind.

       

    3. Jaco

      Jaco

      Try writing something other than a screenplay - I was in your position not long ago and tried writing a play - once finished, it helped both with confidence and creativity.

    4. Astral-American

      Astral-American

      I'm in the EXACT same position. Kinda frightening actually.

  18. If you haven't checked out my most recent spec yet, please do! http://forum.tracking-board.com/index.php?/topic/12865-the-cat-lady/

  19. Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress is available as an HD rental on Amazon for 99 cents right now.

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    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      Love that movie

    3. sankofa

      sankofa

      oooh I need to get this! :)

    4. adlocke

      adlocke

      i don't have that one. or any for that matter, but i watched the trailer and i think it's amazing how different trailers have become. like back then they couldn't have camera movement.

  20. Re:TB's recent email: Went to Bobette Buster's seminar at USC a few years back. Highly recommended.

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    2. RobertCornero

      RobertCornero

      Hey, to each his own. You can also glean a fair amount from her short book, "Do Story." Just figured I'd toss in my two cents.

    3. Reader George

      Reader George

      Process is so fluid. For me the best value has been McKee's Story/genre seminars, Sandler's sitcom workshop, and Weston's acting/directing workshops.

    4. adlocke

      adlocke

      oh, i can imagine!

  21. Really cranking to get this feature polished for the TB Features contest. World, prepare to meet The Burn-Outs.

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