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  1. Any opening credit sequence montages that you liked?

  2. I'm freaking out. I know this happens all the time, but I am about 1 or 2 months away from finishing a script that has the EXACT SAME CONCEPT as another project that was announced in the trades. I am very proud of this script and feel it is the best thing I have written. But I can already hear the rebuttals, and I don't want to waste my time working on something that seems to be dead out of the gate. What would you guys do?

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      sbbn

      Write what you want to write and don't worry about what other people are writing. If you write something amazing, people will recognize that and it won't matter if someone else had a similar idea. If you write something shitty, it won't matter how "original" your idea is, it will still be shitty.

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  3. New laptop, new lease on life. Waited way too long for an upgrade.

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      sbbn

      Windows has burned me so many times that I can't bring myself to give it another chance.

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  4. Thank you to whoever recommended Bloodline!

  5. New laptop, new lease on life. Waited way too long for an upgrade.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      Macbook pro is my newest laptop (within the last year). Love it - I'll never go back to a window laptop after trying macbook pro.

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  6. What older specs do you still read that blow you away that you can't believe aren't movies yet?

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      sbbn

      That script about Russia and the US going to war and Russia using an EMP to wipe out all our technology, forcing the US to use WWII planes flown by WWII veterans... can't remember the name of it but that was a damn good script (and I know why it hasn't been made - cost).

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  7. Hard nosed female protagonists that you like. Go.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      Jennifer Lawrence. In whatever. I'm not picky.

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  8. Kudos to the whoismrrobot.com marketing team. Well done, thus far.

  9. And he returned from the dead. Just uploaded a new script I finished. Would like some darling to rip it to bits for me.

  10. Yay! My script reading should explode! I just bought a Kindle DX.

  11. Brain-fail on the film.. something like.."It must feel good to be right all the time." Paraphrasing respons: "No, not really" Was it BROADCAST NEWS? Anyway, welcome to my shit-ass bullshit fuck of a day.

  12. The best part of the dental implant procedure was when the doctor said, "That's good -- we can drill deeper."

  13. So I have a Star Wars theory - JJ is going to kill Han Solo.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      Ug, don't like that theory, arc or otherwise. Bah.

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  14. I'm contemplating a move to a Macbook after not finding a PC laptop I really like. I have a PC desktop, so the laptop will not be my primary machine. I'm looking for portability but need enough power for writing/surfing, maybe some Netfilx. I'd appreciate hearing users' thoughts on Macbook Airs and Pro retinas. Thanks!

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      One other thing, you can't get Highland on the PC.

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  15. I'm contemplating a move to a Macbook after not finding a PC laptop I really like. I have a PC desktop, so the laptop will not be my primary machine. I'm looking for portability but need enough power for writing/surfing, maybe some Netfilx. I'd appreciate hearing users' thoughts on Macbook Airs and Pro retinas. Thanks!

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      I can't remember if they have Air with retina but I don't think they do. I would absolutely take retina over Air any day, no matter how much lighter or thinner - the retina display is absolutely incredible.

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  16. I'm contemplating a move to a Macbook after not finding a PC laptop I really like. I have a PC desktop, so the laptop will not be my primary machine. I'm looking for portability but need enough power for writing/surfing, maybe some Netfilx. I'd appreciate hearing users' thoughts on Macbook Airs and Pro retinas. Thanks!

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      sbbn

      I have to say I don't get all the switch to PC crowd - I went the other way after getting fed up with Microsoft garbage and I've never regretted that switch (and I'll never go back to a PC). I have the retina and love it. I haven't used an Air but the retina I have (I think it's a 13") is light enough and thin enough that there hasn't ever been a point I wished I had gone with the Air.

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  17. I know this is a dead topic...but the more I think about it, it must be said: Interstellar is a complete mess.

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      sbbn

      I didn't realize Matt Damon was it in and (spoiler) he was a real dick. Also, did I miss something with the story and whatnot - so... people in the future put a wormhole so we could travel far off to nowhere and then end up back in our own solar system... where the wormhole was? I feel like the shortest distance between two points is not that.

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  18. - 'Danny Collins' trailer. Awesome, looks like Fogelman stuck pretty closely to his script. Is it too early to call Dan Fogelman the new Cameron Crowe?
  19. Didn't want to hijack Fsalmon's post about Serial, so adding this post. I'm new to podcasts (other than film-related ones). Do any of you have any great podcast recommendations?

  20. Is Homeland a show about the CIA or a drama about the struggles with mental illness? I'm so confused.

  21. Copyright question for you guys. I was thinking of (loosely) basing a script on one of Isaac Asimov's short stories which is, of course, copyrighted. Anyway I can use it? I'm not planning on stelling or anything, probably just put it on YouTube.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      By the way, I would be very leery about legal opinions from non-attorneys (I know, I know, everyone who seen Law & Order is qualified to practice law). I've seen people end up in serious messes because of that sort of thing.

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  22. Copyright question for you guys. I was thinking of (loosely) basing a script on one of Isaac Asimov's short stories which is, of course, copyrighted. Anyway I can use it? I'm not planning on stelling or anything, probably just put it on YouTube.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      With what you're describing, you're probably on the low risk end of things. And in all likelihood, if there was an issue, you'd get a cease-and-desist and you take it down and move on with your life.

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  23. Copyright question for you guys. I was thinking of (loosely) basing a script on one of Isaac Asimov's short stories which is, of course, copyrighted. Anyway I can use it? I'm not planning on stelling or anything, probably just put it on YouTube.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      @Axalon, to answer you question about whether you are doing it for profit, the short answer is no. Whether you are doing it for profit or not isn't a factor in determining whether there has been a copyright violation. It may factor into whether the copyright holder decides to bring a suit but that's a personal question, not a legal one. The big question really is whether someone is going to bring suit. If they aren't, then all the questions about copyright issues are academic....

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  24. Copyright question for you guys. I was thinking of (loosely) basing a script on one of Isaac Asimov's short stories which is, of course, copyrighted. Anyway I can use it? I'm not planning on stelling or anything, probably just put it on YouTube.

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      It's a difficult question to answer. I'm sure you're familiar with the idea v. expression of an idea. It's a spectrum. The more it's just the idea than specifics, the more likely you're fine. As a practical matter, even attorneys can't tell you how a judge or jury would decide a fact specific question like copyright violation. Until there is a verdict, it's all calculated guessing.

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  25. If at first you don't succeed, make another Green Lantern movie, because WHY WOULD YOU TRY AN ORIGINAL CONCEPT INSTEAD?

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