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  1. I know you hated it Jiblings. Characters were thin and it was riddled with cliches and plot holes, but even then, movie theaters were made for Jurassic World. True Blockbuster. Took me back to the 90s.

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      Frobisher

      @Axalon That article made my day better. Thank you for sharing it.

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  2. A potential plot hole in INTERSTELLAR. Why do they need to get the space station off of Earth's surface? I understand that Earth is going to run out of food and oxygen, but space doesn't have food or oxygen either. Why couldn't they seal it and make it a surface space station?

  3. Bodyguard movies? With the exception of "The Bodyguard" (Kasdan) and "Man on Fire"

  4. Listed on front page as a sale...Centers on a group of celebrated NASCAR drivers who use their unique expertise to aid a Nazi resistance team. Only problem is, NASCAR didn't exist until 1948. Unless this is another time loop concept.

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      Frobisher

      I don't think it will be a time loop concept. I think it will be a "It's just a movie! It doesn't have to make sense!" concept. I don't like those.

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

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      Frobisher

      Hollywood picks far more failures than they do successes.

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  6. What are some good examples of a movie/screenplay where a character is an expert at something but had to give it up only to get dragged back to do it once again against his/her will?

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      Frobisher

      Even w/o a twist, it would make for a moderately successful Cuba Gooding Jr. pic.

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  7. Given the success of HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, I was going to take advantage of the hype and write HELL IS FOR REAL, but there are enough movies about Ohio already. *rim shot*

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      Frobisher

      Uh oh. I was gonna say New Jersey, but every guy I ever met from there was a psycho.

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  8. Writing a script where you have a character based on someone you know in real life (but you think you've disguised that fact)? This $3 million dollar lawsuit might change your mind: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/screenwriter-sued-making-henry-james-697876

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      Frobisher

      There was pretty good ESPN 30 for 30 on the real-life Rocky.

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  9. What if Edward Snowden hadn't fled and exposed the NSA's Prism program, but stayed and used it to anonymously fight crime? It's THE LIVES OF OTHERS meets THE PRETENDER.

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      Frobisher

      Great point. We can call it Person of Interest: Miami

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  10. That moment when, after countless hours writing and researching, you find out your pilot idea has recently been sold twice... Welp, on to the next!

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      Frobisher

      ...or sit on it for ten years and release it when the concept is cool and fresh again.

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  11. Spent the ady yesterday at the multiplex while my truck was being worked on. 3 Days To Kill was completely forgetable, even though I enjoyed the script last year. Robocop wa a steaming turd. My passion is the craft of screenwriting. I'm a movie nut. I'm a story junkie. I'm a script hound. So why is that I can't remember the last time a film actually satisfied me... I have high hopes for Noah, even though Hollywood (Sodom and Gomorrah) looks like it's trimmed the ev...

  12. 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!

  13. "A group of school janitors decide to risk it all and form a curling team with the hopes of going to the Olympics." Based on absolutely nothing. In the vein of Cool Runnings and The Blind Side.

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      Frobisher

      Reminds me of the FAMILY GUY episode where Consuela was an Olympian in curling.

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  14. Know of any scripts that have a serious tone where one character has a profound admiration for the main character like Shawshank Redemption?

  15. How I Used The Black List to Sell My First Script and Find Representation in Less Than a Month, by @thelastsouthpaw http://buff.ly/18zfvpZ

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      Frobisher

      "My mum could have written better coverage – and she doesn’t know whether she’s taking a sh!t or having her hair cut." That cracked me up. Thank you.

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  16. Gizmado is listing the best Cyber Monday deals, and I'm interested in a e-reader 'cause it's so damn cheap ($39). Has anyone had experience with a Nook Simple Touch? Might it be a good entry into an e-reader for PDF scripts? http://gizmodo.com/the-best-cyber-monday-deals-1474441564/@shanerobertscommerce

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      Frobisher

      Also... I remember I had to root it. But I'm not sure if I had to root it in order to read PDFs.

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  17. Gizmado is listing the best Cyber Monday deals, and I'm interested in a e-reader 'cause it's so damn cheap ($39). Has anyone had experience with a Nook Simple Touch? Might it be a good entry into an e-reader for PDF scripts? http://gizmodo.com/the-best-cyber-monday-deals-1474441564/@shanerobertscommerce

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      Frobisher

      I had a Nook Simple Touch and I loved the e-ink, the size and weight. However, it sucks at reading PDFs. You can fit the entire page on the screen, but then it's too small to read, so you zoom in, but then the formatting gets messed up and out of line.

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  18. Clocking in at 89 pages, the fastest first draft I've ever done for my first Horror/Thriller. It's not great by any means, but hoorah, it's done. FOR NOW.

  19. Your TV pitches reviewed: writers and producers dish out the tough love - http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/interactive/2013/sep/25/reader-tv-pitch-review#Endless-Bummer

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      Frobisher

      Good stuff. Thanks for sharing. The 'SMASH in Vietnam' one made me laugh.

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  20. I would love to see Pixar make this logline winning film - http://bit.ly/17AaAmj

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      Frobisher

      The winning logline sounds just like LAST VEGAS, the only difference is... *crickets*

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  21. Absolutely loved the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" trailer. Character focused and emotional.

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      Frobisher

      Hans Zimmer's "Journey to The Line" always helps to sell a trailer.

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  22. TBers who use tablets to read scripts on (iPad, Kindle Fire, Galaxy Tab) How has your experience been with it? Does it hurt your eyes to read off something like that for extended periods of time?

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      Frobisher

      Galaxy Tab 2 has an auto brightness sensor that adjusts to the light so your eyes don't hurt. You can also adjust manually if you wish. Battery life sucks though.

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      Frobisher

      "Old" is right. I remember reading a similar article 13 years ago about how M. Night Shyamalan and his scripts were so hot that he would have a courier deliver them to studio executives to read with a time limit and have the courier wait there until the executive was done and then immediately bring the script back to him.

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  23. Finally saw Prisoners - totally called what they were going to change with re: the finale. Woot, Woot! Go see it if you haven't already!

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      Frobisher

      Thanks for clearing that up, Dollar. Much obliged.

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