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  1. I love Redymayne, but I wiuld have voted for Cooper. Good show overall.

    1. adlocke

      adlocke

      missed it. whoops!

  2. Very few films truly have impact. American Sniper is having a frickin' IMPACT. Crazy. Rightly or wrongly.

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    2. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      Seeing it tonight because that's what a friend wants to see. I hope to judge it as just a movie, not a political Rorshach test.

    3. Scott Crawford

      Scott Crawford

      The success of American Sniper will make it easier for everyone to sell more serious fare. And not just AS - Fury, Unbroken, The Imitation Game... there's an appetite out there for stories about heroes, all sorts of heroes, who don't necessarily have superpowers.

    4. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      Hope that's true, Scott. Certainly seems to be a trend of old-style "adult" films now that gives me hope. As for AS, it's not perfect, not even a great film, but it's pretty well made (fake baby aside). The combat scenes are very effective and Cooper & Miller do excellent work. And if I have mixed feelings...well, films SHOULD start arguments and debates.

  3. I'm not always the biggest Bradley Cooper fan, but he was terrific in American Sniper.

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    2. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      The trailers make it look excellent, why is it so bad? I'm a Leftie, but I have to say the reactions to this movie seem to be very politically motivated. Can't watch anything on a military subject without that polarization now.

    3. Ashish

      Ashish

      Re: Sienna Miller, also Foxcatcher. So underutilized.

    4. mnml

      mnml

      Agreed. He was fantastic. Aside from one's stance on the war in general, the film was devoid of any political narrative. Thought the missions/action felt a bit too much like a video game, but all-in-all I thought it was well done.

  4. That's how you end a series, Serial. Drop the mic.

    1. StringerBell

      StringerBell

      I enjoyed the series, but I definitely did not think the final episode was drop the mic worthy.

  5. I am almost positive that Copland is, like, almost a brillant revelatory film with great characters. And then, somehow, it isn't. Thoughts?

  6. Does anyone read screenplays on a six-inch Kindle? Trying to help my eyes with the reduced light. How is it? Worth the money?

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    2. joe_gillis

      joe_gillis

      Yes, I use Briss to crop and then turn it sideways to read. I wouldn't buy a regular kindle to read script, though. I mainly use it for books.

    3. Coz

      Coz

      Interesting. Do you see the full page on the six-inch?

    4. joe_gillis

      joe_gillis

      No, nowhere near a full page but it's surprisingly not much of a problem. I was thinking about buying a tablet to read scripts before trying with the Kindle and although not as good it meets my needs.

  7. The next great TV show everyone will be talking about: HBO's CRIME. You didn't hear it from me. :)

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    2. zkendall

      zkendall

      its called crime now

    3. naugehyde

      naugehyde

      ah. just read the pilot. intrigued to see where it goes.

    4. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      Doesn't surprise me. Richard Price is a brilliant writer.

  8. Anyone have a bead on In the Deep? Sounds like such a great and educational read.

  9. Moonfall! Stat. Everyone: let's get this one.

  10. Colin is an awesome choice! Hearing someone pretty awesome for female lead too.

    1. axalon

      axalon

      Who for the female?

  11. Is there a list out there for companies that have story analysts?

  12. Does anyone have scripts from the Blue List?

    1. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      What is the Blue List?

    2. Coz

      Coz

      Columbia's best student scripts.

    3. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      Thanks. There's, uhm, a lot of lists now.

  13. Get ready for Tyrant. Good, bad, indifferent... just get ready for it.

  14. We need a spec dump! Board members unite!

    1. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      Okay, I've done my part.

    2. Movieguy

      Movieguy

      I hope you courtesy flushed

  15. Just saw the best pilot I have ever seen. Wow. Wow. Lifetime achievement type work. Shame it'll never air. Amazing.

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    2. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      Solid pilot for sure.

    3. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      They should broadcast it as a one-off anyway. In memory of.. Hate to think that work is wasted.

    4. twofingeredtypist

      twofingeredtypist

      Hopefully it will leak like other pilots in the past.

  16. I know Johnny Manziel fell, ABC ruined another pilot season, and my pilot was passed on. Sigh.

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    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Hey, BREAKING BAD was a pass, too, along with many other eventual successes.

    3. PJMAC

      PJMAC

      Sorry. :(

       

    4. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      Hollywood picks far more failures than they do successes.

  17. Anyone willing to post their pilots that placed in the LaunchPad? Would love to take a look.

    1. admin

      admin

      I think the TB guys requested they do not sure pilots at this time - while they work to get them out there selectively to the judges, etc.

  18. Reading Shadow Run is like reading someone who is about to have a very good next few years. Clear, concise, interesting.

    1. Pompalompa

      Pompalompa

      I like his overuse of the word "Detonate" but as far the story goes... meh. Do CIA agents only date nurses?

  19. Fact: if film schools had acting classes for aspiring directors and writers, their films would be much better. Fact.

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    2. craktactor

      craktactor

      Improv is a writers greatest tool. Well, that and inate talent. :)

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      It was mandatory at mine for both writers and directors

    4. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      It was mandatory at mine too

  20. Ramis? REALLY GOD? REALLY?

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    2. KeatonHelm

      KeatonHelm

      "My characters aren't losers. They're rebels. They win by their refusal to play by everyone else's rules."

    3. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      A true comedic great.

    4. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      Groundhog Day is a classic. He knocked it out of the park with that one.

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

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    2. dsjones

      dsjones

      I have mild issue with the pacing, but it gets better with every episode. I'm sad the opening credits will change next season.

    3. Pompalompa

      Pompalompa

      ^I think that's a large part of it. The fact that it started so slow lowered our expectations of the pace and now at its current stage it seems to be firing on all cylinders.

    4. Jaco

      Jaco

      There's a quote from the book KING IN YELLOW that feels pretty apropos to the slow start: "The very banality and innocence of the first act only allowed the blow to fall afterward with more awful effect."

  22. We must focus on one task: getting the GOTHAM pilot. Let's move, folks!

    1. DonKasparoza

      DonKasparoza

      Is it true that Jonah Hill's playing The Penguin?

  23. True Detective just makes everything else on television pale in comparison. Really.

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    2. palostick

      palostick

      Didn't Scriptshadow pan the pilot. Did he get it wrong?

       

    3. nazardo

      nazardo

      I couldn't make it through the 1st episode, though I recognize the quality of acting & direction. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood to watch 8 hours of something so dark.

    4. DonKasparoza

      DonKasparoza

      I was bugged out at the end of the other episode when the guy comes out in a gas mask with a machete. Not the kind of guy you want to run into in a back alley lol. Great show.

  24. Can anyone grab Bitter Script Reader's script? Love to see it.

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    2. CliveBarks

      CliveBarks

      Thanks, Rob. I wasn't sure how it worked. But seriously, would a true industry pro take the time to read and rate a script, not any of the pros I know. We barely find the time to get together for our weekend flag football games anymore.

    3. Jaco

      Jaco

      No problem. Interesting question. Because of the anonymity of the Pros on the BL site, there's no way to "weigh" the score given. Meaning - score could have been given by a writer who's been given access to the BL site, could be an intern who has her boss's ID and password to the site, or could be a heavy weight agent/manager/producer.

    4. CliveBarks

      CliveBarks

      Thanks, Rob. That provides a better understanding.

  25. Does anyone know how to change the apostrophe style in FD? I hate that it's slanted. So ugly, man.

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    2. Coz

      Coz

      You rock. Thanks.

    3. Reader George

      Reader George

      And on a related note there's the awesome Courier Prime font: http://www.quoteunquoteapps.com/courierprime/

       

    4. rywold

      rywold

      I love this font, but on my windows machine it adds length to the script.

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