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  1. Academy Awards or True Detective... Well, that's an easy choice. I'll find out who won the awards on twitter or something.

    1. Mike

      Mike

      And yes, I'd step over the bodies of a dozen dying grannies before I'd miss an episode of True Detective.

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  2. Academy Awards or True Detective... Well, that's an easy choice. I'll find out who won the awards on twitter or something.

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Oh, I know, Ax. I meant it tongue-in-cheek. There are Oscar "haters" out there whom we all know watch them anyway. Who among us doesn't harbor just a wee bit of the dream?

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  3. Academy Awards or True Detective... Well, that's an easy choice. I'll find out who won the awards on twitter or something.

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Come on people. I love TD as much as anyone, but it's the OSCARS. Those who denigrate them remind me of people who brag about not having a TV.

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  4. Congrats on the TB Rec CB! All the best going forward - can't wait to see where this goes!

  5. As great as so much television is these days, and as addictively as I tune in to some of it, I tend not to re-watch it. Yet I do re-watch movies. I'm curious if others have similar tendencies. And thoughts on why that is (or isn't). Assuming this is the case for others, is it something as simple as production value? Or does it go deeper? Does it have to do with the story mechanics? Like, in order to go on this 2 hour journey, movies are super-compressed with idea and emotion, and...

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Let's get back to the heart of Michael's question. Yeah we all have TV shows we'd watch again, but what is it about movies that makes them so palatable time and time again? Any semiologist, deconstructionist theorists out there with an answer? Neurologists? Gastroenterologists? Why one form lends itself to multiple viewing and the other doesn't? I think it has to do with Scale vs. time. And weed. And that chick who wants to see Princess Bride a hundred times while she…....

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  6. TBers who are into/follow politics, how plausible were the events in season 2 of House of Cards?

    1. Mike

      Mike

      That person should run with scissors and fall.

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  7. As great as so much television is these days, and as addictively as I tune in to some of it, I tend not to re-watch it. Yet I do re-watch movies. I'm curious if others have similar tendencies. And thoughts on why that is (or isn't). Assuming this is the case for others, is it something as simple as production value? Or does it go deeper? Does it have to do with the story mechanics? Like, in order to go on this 2 hour journey, movies are super-compressed with idea and emotion, and...

    1. Mike

      Mike

      THAT is a fascinating question. I feel the same way. As much as I love shows like True Detective or Breaking Bad, I feel little compulsion to see repeat episodes, whereas I watch the Godfather and other films at least once a year. I need to think that one through. I hope this spurs and interesting conversation. My first thought is that TV is episodic. One experiences the whole at the end of the season or in some cases several seasons, whereas a movie is a self contained event/experience.

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  9. Watching True Detective is like watching someone bleed onto the page and screen. Just amazing work.

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Bobby, one day you'll be an old man screaming, GET OFF MY LAWN!!!

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  10. What is the best Drama, Thriller or Action spec that you have read recently, that is still available?

    1. Mike

      Mike

      btw Rob, WET HOUSE is being made by Zero Gravity. Nuff said.

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  11. What is the best Drama, Thriller or Action spec that you have read recently, that is still available?

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Thanks Dollah. I was about to say how soon they forget. Hehe.

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  12. Meeting went great. Got some awesome notes and some hope for the coming weeks. Good night to all!

  13. A famous actor goes on the run after he comes under suspicion for being connected (usually by six degrees) to every murder victim in the country. Kevin Bacon is... GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION!

    1. Mike

      Mike

      The reward of a great joke is in putting the connections together. Lose the parenthetical (six degrees) and you have gold.

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  14. This biopic trend is really wearing me out.

    1. Mike

      Mike

      You understand the attraction to a script based on what is essentially an already completed treatment called…a life. I'm just sayin' and not to denigrate the good ones, it's easier than creating from whole cloth.

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  15. This site is going to get me fired. Especially the chat. Thanks Obama.

  16. So, after all the hoopla over the Gawker leeking HATEFUL EIGHT, I'm surprised that there isn't a thread of reaction to the script. I just finished it and am composing my thoughts... Very QT (can he rip off himself?) but in the end it felt a little, well, "light." So, if Samuel L, Jackson plays Maj. Warren (way too easy, and a rather boring choice), Christoph Waltz plays Oswaldo (?),Tim Roth plays Bob (?), then Bruce Dern must be John Ruth, maybe???

    1. Mike

      Mike

      SPOILER ALERT...LOGLINE: When a game of I'll-talk-you-to-death, amongst a group of old West degenerates reaches a stalemate, they all shoot each other.

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  17. So, after all the hoopla over the Gawker leeking HATEFUL EIGHT, I'm surprised that there isn't a thread of reaction to the script. I just finished it and am composing my thoughts... Very QT (can he rip off himself?) but in the end it felt a little, well, "light." So, if Samuel L, Jackson plays Maj. Warren (way too easy, and a rather boring choice), Christoph Waltz plays Oswaldo (?),Tim Roth plays Bob (?), then Bruce Dern must be John Ruth, maybe???

    1. Mike

      Mike

      I'm with ya Cakes. I felt like the script was more of a greatest hits album than a piece of new work. He canabalized a lot of his other stuff for this. I found myself just waiting for the inevitable conflagration of violence. But hey, it's first draft and we all know how those can be.

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  18. Congrats Rob! thrilled to hear you are set up with a rep! well played, sir!

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Well this bandwagon is full so I'm yanking ddollar's ass off and taking his place. Congrats Rob. I remember how it started with a very deep hole. Hehe. Lookit Dan back there looking all hurt.

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  19. Last night's True Detective was my favorite so far.

  20. BOOM! Our first TB Recommended writer of 2014 is official. Take a look at Charles Peirce's "THE VAGABOND PRINCE" - http://bit.ly/1iivqKt

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Bobby's shout out is just a prelude to what you can expect in 2014. Consider it a practice gaffe. Cos, as we all know, Bobby's not all there.

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  21. Just posted the review in W-I-P for the lowest rated Black List script I've ever seen. (HINT: It's mine).

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Andrew, I've been reading your contributions here for a while. You're a very sharp guy, with a great grasp of the elements that make good stories. Why on earth would you venture into this sump? Son, go write a fucking original script with all the considerable skills you bring to bare. Now!

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  22. Looking for recommendations for good "chase" flicks. Any suggestions?

  23. I posted a book I just finished a rewrite on in WIP. Details are there. Would love some opinions before making any moves.

  24. Hang on...the TB is down for 16 days??? What is going on?

    1. Mike

      Mike

      That's weird. I just got on the main site front page, no problem. Cos I have JUICE!

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  25. The lack/snub? of names and films this year is mindnumbingly confusing. I mean, The Book Thief gets one nom, original score (John Williams)? Michael B. Jordan gets nada? I guess this IS the most subjective industry.

    1. Mike

      Mike

      If you're familiar with the theory of primacy and recency, it's simple. EVERY nomination but a tiny few were from films released after mid-November. Kinda sad and lazy on the part of Academy voters.

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