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  1. Merry Christmas you filthy animals

    1. laurenstotts

      laurenstotts

      A toast to my big brother, George — the richest man in town. Merry Christmas to you too.

    2. Nic8767

      Nic8767

      Merry Christmas, Jiblings!

       

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Merry Christmas!

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  2. I know I haven't been around much lately, but I never seem to catch the moment when people are in chat anymore. So my question is, when are you guys most likely to be around? It's been too long.

    1. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      Usually weekdays around noonish pacific time Jibs. It's been a while since we've seen you.

    2. Mike

      Mike

      And Jibs, I for one, can tell you that, you are sorely missed.

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Ah, thanks Mike.

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  3. Did anyone else see Salinger?

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    2. specwriter

      specwriter

      I was surprised to see it on Netflix, if that is indeed the same doc, as it just came out in theaters recently, right? Anyway, it's all about the Morton Downey, Jr. docu, guys, that's the shizzle. :-0

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Yeah, same salinger on netflix that was in theaters, that ending with titles of new books seemed so convoluted it torpedoed what would have been a so so film.

    4. mister_7

      mister_7

      Watched it on Netflix last night and am feeling pretty meh. While the information was excellent, the delivery was oh so breathy and over the top. Felt like it was a long episode of TMZ actually. Started playing suduko midway through, just listening instead of watching, and I think that actually improved the film.

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  4. I enjoyed Captain Phillip even though I knew the ending already.

    1. ddollar

      ddollar

      Captain Phillips stays out the storm in his boat and becomes the millionaire co-founder of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Corporation.

    2. Michael L

      Michael L

      Yeah, but to its credit it's left ambiguous. You can't rule out that he's not a droid.

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      I thought he was assassinated after pushing a remarkable bill through congress.

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  5. Holy crap! The writers of Breaking Bad are working on the highest level of storytelling I've seen on television this side of the final season of The Shield.

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    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Brilliant story craft!

    3. specwriter

      specwriter

      Five episodes left? Anyone know for sure?

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      The confession video was a huge mind fuck. Walt has Hank in such a shitty position, that he's screwed no matter what he does.

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  6. Just saw A Field In England. What a gorgeously shot, mind fuck of a film.

  7. Finally back to my script. Been working doubles for 3 weeks, feels good to dig back into it. I get antsy and anxious when I haven't written in awhile.

  8. Who do I have to bribe to get my hands on the Hobgoblin pilot.

  9. Hey TB Chat, I miss you. Just started training for a new job, so two weeks of doubles give me little time for anything but sleep and work (plus some writing when I can sneak it in). Hope to see you in a couple of weeks ...

    1. Mike

      Mike

      You are sorely missed. Good luck with the new gig.

    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      Thanks Mike!

  10. How come no one uses the blog feature on here? Discuss ...

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    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      I just think it's interesting that the feature is here and no one uses it :)

    3. Galleria.Pictures

      Galleria.Pictures

      Too busy listening to Daft Punk

    4. axalon

      axalon

      Dustin, I wish more people shared your thought process before they started blogs

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  11. Why is that? What's the deal? It's a great idea, but no one uses it anymore. How do we change that?
  12. Taxes done = brain fried. 3 schedule C's and a lot of vodka later ...

    1. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      Fwiw, I used to feel that way until I just broke down and hired an accountant. He only charges me $200 and it takes him 45 minutes! Takes me about 3 hours to get together my receipts and prep, but that's compared to the old days.

    2. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      Er, that's *nothing* compared to the old days, meant to say, in which I would do my taxes with my dad and the OCD factor was off the charts. :-0

    3. mebishop2001

      mebishop2001

      Any comedy writers want a free funny concept to consider running with? You've gotta be into flicks like IDENTITY THIEF. Let me know, thanks.

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  13. Trance was sumptiously shot, but story wise, was a huge fucking mess.

    1. aphid47

      aphid47

      I understand the story, I just didn't buy it.

    2. SeeriousTimes

      SeeriousTimes

      movie had a lot to sell and i'm poor.

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      I'm not sure it had a lot to sell, it just wanted you to think it did.

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  14. 48fps is not the way of the future by any means, unless you like Charlie Chaplin's speedy exaggerated motion.

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    2. specwriter

      specwriter

      There was one shot which looked 2D, and that was the first shot of Rivendell, when they were all looking at it from a distance. It looked exactly like they were standing in front of a 2D painted backdrop. Not sure why that one shot was so bad.

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Yes, I've been stranded on the dark side since the 60's. I haven't seen any other 3D movies, because A) I'm not really into blockbuster explosion film bullshit and B) It's a gimmick I think has been added to most films as an after thought. I wanted to experience the film as Peter Jackson intended, and it looked rubbish from beginning to end. The so called advance was a waste of time. I know I'm not the only one who saw the play x2 motion during the film. I've...

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      run out of space

       

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  15. Dammit! Ted is a God when it comes to putting television scripts up for the masses. Thank you sir!

    1. ted

      ted

      No problem. Share and share alike.

    2. ddollar
  16. Thank God the Star Wars people are smart and got Michael Arndt on board. I was hoping they got Pixar involved with the story.

    1. Writer

      Writer

      Will be really interesting to see who they put into the director's chair. Doubt that JJ will get to be the man behind this generation's Trek AND Star Wars. But who knows?

    2. Elliott79

      Elliott79

      It's a shame that Peter Jackson is busy and Spielberg has ruled himself out.

       

      They're the ideal candidates, in my opinion.

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      There is so much baggage attached that the only real choice would be David Lynch.

  17. Great chat everyone! The TB writers group is off to a great start.

    1. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      my comments were few and far between... sorry. At work.

    2. sankofa

      sankofa

      damn! i just got *done* getting out of the sudden onslaught of work that just landed on my desk after i got back from lunch. boo! next time definitely!

       

    3. reecejones

      reecejones

      Hey guys - I missed this one, how do I get in on the next?

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  18. Guys and Gals, there is another TB writers group meet and greet on chat today at 2pm central time. Stop by and and say hello.

    1. sankofa
    2. magsnow

      magsnow

      Where does the chat take place? Is it on Google or here on the TB?

    3. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      Here on the chat in TB

  19. The TB writers group is now 20 members strong. There's a meet and greet chat on Wed night at 5pm central and then another on Friday during the day (time pending) so if you can't make one hopefully you can make the other one. Drop by, say hello, get to know your fellow TB members.

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    2. sankofa

      sankofa

      I just sent ina request also! :)

    3. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      I just approved you both!

    4. sankofa

      sankofa

      thanks!!! I'll send an intro email to the group this weekend! I can't wait to interact with you guys! But, question: how will the interactions go? are we just emailing each other back and forth? or chatting here at TB? let me know because i'll be at work during the day tomorrow and ill find *ANY* reason to NOT WORK! LOLOL!

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  20. We'd been talking about it in chat, but here it is ... the TB Writers Group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!pendingmember/tb-writers-group/apply

    1. admin

      admin

      Great idea guys! I'm sure the TB guys will want to be included. I'd be sure to email them at [email protected] so they can get in.

    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      Sent the invite ;)

    3. Galleria.Pictures
  21. Anyone planning on going to AFF Conference? Thinking of going, but may be sans friends or wife this year. Would love to get together with other TB members for a drink.

  22. Just got a letter from AFF that one of my scripts made 2nd round. Felt pretty good after not getting out of the first my last couple of tries.

  23. Breaking Bad gets better and better! It reminds me of The Shield when it was nearing its end, only this may be building to an even greater ending.

  24. Wow, Moonrise Kingdom bored me to tears. I can't be the only one, right?

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    2. Hasmap

      Hasmap

      Me neither. I really hated Royal Tenebaums when I watched it all those years ago. I simply do understand the acclaim it got. But I have to admit, I was a really big fan The Fantastic Mr. Fox and though he adapted it impressively.

    3. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      With the exception of Steve Zisou and Darjeeling, I'm a huge fan. I just saw Moonrise last night and I loved it. Having said that I can understand how someone could easily tire of his style. If it doesn't work for you from the start, it ain't gonna get any better.

    4. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      I'm a huge WA fan and I have to admit I thought the pacing was particularly, almost perversely glacial. But it has wonderful moments and comes together in the end, I think.

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  25. I had no idea that The Page contest took television pilots ... good to know for next time.

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