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Reader George

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  1. My short horror story The Lake Erie Siren will appear this June in the Spring 2019 edition of Mad Scientist Journal.

  2. R.I.P. William Goldman

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      Reader George

      Just rewatched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid -- minimalism at its best.

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  3. Locked the final drafts on a web series I'll be shooting in Denver in a few months. Looking forward to sharing with the community!

  4. So what suggestions do ya all have to breathe some life back into these forums?

  5. Hey guys, new TB Red here to say hello. I took things over late last month, and am still getting up to speed on things and just wanted to say hello. Unfortunately, I'm also doing so with a spot of bad news - it seems IP Board, who hosts the forum has officially done away with the Chat feature. We're exploring alternatives, but I wanted to give everyone a heads up as soon as I had confirmation from them. Otherwise, I'm still getting used to everything, and looking forward to gettin...

  6. How is everyone's year going?

    1. Reader George

      Reader George

      A bit of a hiatus for me, but looking forward to a resurgent autumn.

       

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  7. Hope NBC renews Trial & Error tomorrow. Should do a Crocodile Dundee 2, and have the group's next case be in NY.

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      Reader George

      I felt like Timeless got a bit too cute integrating historical events. I understand it was the conceit, but to me the execution was off. Maybe it should've been a darker Netflix/Hulu/AZprime show instead.

       

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  8. Anybody interested in that Scriptbook thing - I got one and talked about it on Twitter. @RobBurke_Jr

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      Reader George

      Nice Twitter thread, Rob. Mazin's umbrage on this tool is classic. AI a long way from interpreting varying data points into meaningful insight.

       

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  9. 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.

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      Reader George

      Also the distributors/theaters siphon a large percentage in those early weeks of release.

       

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  10. Let the Evil Go West review is up, Script Club! Let's talk about what we want to read next!!!!

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      Reader George

      Catching the Gilroy read this weekend. High expectations.

       

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

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      Reader George

      Same disinterested reaction for me. Characters, scenes couldn't hold my interest.

       

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  12. There's something crushingly confusing about reading great specs and learning from them, only to see them actualized in the theaters and get railed over by audiences and critics alike. Read: Nobody. Knows. Anything.

  13. Anyone interested in starting a script reading club? Trying to read more this coming year.

    1. Reader George

      Reader George

      Yes. Have organized this in Seattle in the past but the group drifted apart. We would alternate genres and TV/Film. Miss those conversations.

       

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  14. The new JACK REACHER flick is boring...

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      Reader George

      Not to blame marketing, but the TV promos I saw didn't exactly scream "must see." The first Reacher didn't grab me but happy to see a big production support Pittsburgh's industry.

       

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  15. I'm sure I'm in the minority here and will probably get crucified for this, but I honestly do not get the hype for Stranger Things. It seems like the more people hype a show up all over social media the more let down I am by it when I finally get around to watching. Props to the writers for getting it going but I just was not engaged. Discuss.

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      Reader George

      Thought a few episodes dragged on but overall glad I stuck with it. That said, there's a fine line between suspense and "deliberately vague." Aside from the multiple homages to other IP, it most reminded me of that SyFy series Eureka, which was a bit uneven for me.

       

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  16. What shows are you anticipating this fall?

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      Reader George

      I have high expectations for Luke Cage and hoping Designated Survivor delivers.

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  17. Here's an ISO stretch: Anyone got any manuscripts for published books?

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      Reader George

      I've got some good fiction/non-fiction from a few years back when I was actively doing coverage. At the time they had heat at the big Frankfurt Book Fair.

       

  18. What was the last "fun" script you read?

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      Reader George

      +1 Seinfeld script. Captured all characters perfectly.

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  19. Anyone else here a fan of Silicon Valley on HBO? Loving the authenticity.

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      Reader George

      Big fan and agree Season 3 was a bit uneven, but all-in-all still among the best comedies out there and can't wait for season 4.

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  20. Send some good vibes to fellow TB'r Larry Lasky: He's got a spec going out! http://www.tracking-board.com/rift-spec/

  21. After a long hiatus I'm back on @MyTrackingBoard #TBChatCrew reunite!

  22. Hi everyone, I just wanted to say goodbye of sorts, perhaps not forever. In a few days, I won't be renewing my TB subscription. I want to say thanks again to all the terrific members here and the happy sharing. Perhaps in a few months, I'll join back in. My Kindle is going to be hungry, I know... If anyone wants my email address, drop me a message in the next few days.

  23. I'm really enjoying the Off-Screen Podcast. Two intelligent guys summarizing & reviewing some of the most notable spec scripts that have sold in recent years. http://www.ospodcast.com

  24. Okay, I know it's a cliche old standby, but... What is the best (still) unproduced script you've ever read?

  25. There's a widely accepted structural perimeter, or axiom in screenwriting that generally insists on character arc. "In what ways is your character different in the end from in the beginning?" Consider Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men and Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood. I see no arc in who they are as people/characters. Yes, the story itself has an arc, but how are either of these characters different in the end from the beginning? Other examples of such?

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      Reader George

      Character dynamics are key. In a lot of coverage templates I've seen character arc is a consideration but as noted a main character need not arc.

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