Jump to content

sbbn

Members
  • Content Count

    664
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    80

Status Replies posted by sbbn

  1. App suggestions for screenwriting on iPad? Final Draft and Fade In have weird mobile versions. Looking for a desktop feel. Thx

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      I personally think most "screenwriting" apps are just bloatware (esp. Final Draft). I just use a basic editor, like Editorial, and write in Fountain. If you're okay with Fountain, you can use pretty much any word processor app.

    2. (See 6 other replies to this status update)

  2. Just looked at my profile for the first time in years and saw I only have 4 out of 5 stars :(

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      This doesn't really seem like the type of forum that needs or should have user ratings (especially given how civil this place generally is compared to say... reddit) but eh, whatever, I guess.

    2. (See 17 other replies to this status update)

  3. Just looked at my profile for the first time in years and saw I only have 4 out of 5 stars :(

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      It is a rate-each-other system! I had no idea. I must have pissed some people off during my younger, more abrasive days. Or people just think of me as acceptable, neither good nor bad. That's hilarious.

    2. (See 17 other replies to this status update)

  4. Just looked at my profile for the first time in years and saw I only have 4 out of 5 stars :(

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      Well, that's disappointing to hear - my three star rating gets me a coupon to "Sad Sundays" at Denny's with the old folks. I can only imagine what suffering the two-star members are enduring.

    2. (See 17 other replies to this status update)

  5. OH MY YES

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      Honey, put on that party dress, buy me a drink, sing me a song...

    2. (See 1 other reply to this status update)

  6. Just looked at my profile for the first time in years and saw I only have 4 out of 5 stars :(

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      In all seriousness, what are the stars? WHAT DO THEY MEAN??

    2. (See 17 other replies to this status update)

  7. Just looked at my profile for the first time in years and saw I only have 4 out of 5 stars :(

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      What exactly do the stars mean? I've worked mine down to three, on my way to one. That's good, right?

    2. (See 17 other replies to this status update)

  8. Is this site going under? Just read that the news part of TB is getting shuttered?

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      Thanks for jumping in with your info, TB Red.

    2. (See 24 other replies to this status update)

  9. Only a few months late... Boy, were you guys right about The Last Jedi! WTF? Why can't anyone seem to write a smart, fun, exciting Star Wars script anymore?? None of it really makes sense and it's not even half as clever as it should be. Diminishing returns all around.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      they turned him into a ping-pong ball with a light saber.

    2. (See 5 other replies to this status update)

  10. Only a few months late... Boy, were you guys right about The Last Jedi! WTF? Why can't anyone seem to write a smart, fun, exciting Star Wars script anymore?? None of it really makes sense and it's not even half as clever as it should be. Diminishing returns all around.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      I know this is cliche enough to almost be trite but I think there is a lot of truth that the story was designed from the outside in, from set-pieces (casino "planet" was one of the starting concepts for the story)to story, rather than the other way around. Reminds me of how Yoda fell apart through the series: he was so memorable because unexpected - the great master who turned out to be small, frail, and seemingly inconsequential. The significance of that was lost, though, when...

    2. (See 5 other replies to this status update)

  11. Is it weird that all the other Hit List scripts haven't leaked out to us yet?

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      I figured it was a few days delay but... here we are and I don't know what's going on.

    2. (See 1 other reply to this status update)

  12. I don't disagree with the Plummer/Spacey switcheroo, but goddamn! Sony is cold as ice! LOL, who even thought this sorta thing was possible so close to release??

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      @benskelly2 - my comment is in NO way meant to condone inexcusable behavior, but I struggle to understand why it is some horrible behavior is ignored and the person even awarded despite it (Polanski) and others (Spacey) will likely never work again. It's a pendulum that is never at rest, swinging from one side to the other.

    2. (See 10 other replies to this status update)

  13. This is your quarterly reminder to back up all of your writing files! Cloud, jump drive, external HD, etc. Do it now!

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      Can't remember who but I think someone here had a catastrophic failure and loss not long ago. Was that you, Charlie Brown?

    2. (See 7 other replies to this status update)

  14. The chat room has not been properly setup by the administrator (the chat room account number has not been supplied).

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      I send the admins a message on June 8 and never heard back. I just assumed that who ever was driving this thing had popped open the door and jumped out, leaving the rest of us in the back seat as the car continued to swerve along.

    2. (See 5 other replies to this status update)

  15. Can you recommend any scripts where a guy is alienated from his daughter/wife/ex-wife/family/co-workers and somehow connects or reconnects with them through the course of the story?

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      The Beaver topped the Black List with that concept years back. Quirky as hell but the writing is brilliant.

    2. (See 6 other replies to this status update)

  16. Doesn't sound like the Transformers writers room improved the franchise...

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      Great link palostick , thanks for posting!

    2. (See 3 other replies to this status update)

  17. How surprising is this: "Jackie" has only grossed $13M and is now in RedBox, so I assume that means they don't expect to see more. I know the script was heavily praised when it first went out. On Rotten Tomatoes, 89% Critic score, 64% Audience. I tend to side with the audience meter more often than not. Discuss.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      Interesting to hear that my suspicions that this was just old hat, more of the same, confirmed. A much more interesting take on it would have to tell how Jackie orchestrated the hit after JFK threatened to cut off her personal coke supply that she was smuggling back from Vietnam on Air America and put her in rehab. True story.

    2. (See 6 other replies to this status update)

  18. How surprising is this: "Jackie" has only grossed $13M and is now in RedBox, so I assume that means they don't expect to see more. I know the script was heavily praised when it first went out. On Rotten Tomatoes, 89% Critic score, 64% Audience. I tend to side with the audience meter more often than not. Discuss.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      Haven't read the script, generally don't read reviews, but I wouldn't have watched it (and didn't) from the trailer. Looked boring - in addition to looking like it was just re-walking ground that has already been covered many times before.

    2. (See 6 other replies to this status update)

  19. After reading several scripts from the black list, two things have become clear: It's breathe, not breath and use your damn spell check. Unreal.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      'm done, never again will never lead to a great performance.

    2. (See 4 other replies to this status update)

  20. After reading several scripts from the black list, two things have become clear: It's breathe, not breath and use your damn spell check. Unreal.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      Scott, you make an interesting point about whether a person would want to re-read their work. Although I understand that a person may not want to re-read it for fun, why would a person not want to re-read it to improve it? If they don't like re-reading it to that end, then it probably needs to be re-written anyway. I don't see it being much different than playing a song - a great musician practices a piece again and again until it sounds right. Playing it once and then saying, I...

    2. (See 4 other replies to this status update)

  21. After reading several scripts from the black list, two things have become clear: It's breathe, not breath and use your damn spell check. Unreal.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      Maybe it's just the profession I wandered into when I took a turn down the wrong road, but in my world you re-read everything you write again and again and again and again... nothing to do with ego or or how much I like what wrote - you do it so you don't look like a slob. I don't think a person is stupid when I see typos and obvious mistakes but I do think, like CB said, that they just don't care enough about what they wrote to make sure it looked good. And if they don'...

    2. (See 4 other replies to this status update)

  22. Any box office experts here-- Passengers is nearing 300 million world wide--is that a hit? What is the likely profit? Not sure how it all breaks down after advertising and theater split. I imagine they will also add a lot more money from streaming and other revenue.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      I agree with Scott - if it were budgeted for a reasonable amount, it would have been a hit. With the budget it had, it's hard for any movie at all to recoup the costs, let alone make a profit. There are movies that unquestionably can and do but there aren't many.

    2. (See 8 other replies to this status update)

  23. HBO's new fellowship is getting ready to launch for everyone...except white males.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      You only count if you are non-white when you identify as a female. It's very precise mathematism.

    2. (See 2 other replies to this status update)

  24. Has anyone read this years BlackList winner "Blonde Ambition"? Thoughts?

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      @Scott, I generally lean towards smartass, but I do overall agree with you that a lengthy dialogue more often leans towards rambling and directionless. But man alive, you get a script from someone that can write great dialogue and those scenes can be amazing.

    2. (See 6 other replies to this status update)

×
×
  • Create New...