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#1

okay just got a new idea i need to build on it more but so far its a bunch of " Dead Heads" in 70’s who are fallowing the Dead, and in a huge storm and get lost in California.



if anyone else got anyone ideas post them here as a long thread. say-thankya


#2

im writing 3 screenplays right now



the first is about 2 unemployed friends, one of them gets his hands on ‘something’, then he and his friends are off to sell that ‘something’, then of them shoots both of the buyers in the head and runs off with their money, then its just a mental game that the two friends play because none of them wants to share anything



second one is a horror tale about a man, a wise farmer and his son, simple story with alot of great sequences and dialogue between a father and son, (who get brutally murderd together with all the farm animals) very dark thoughts behind this.



third one isnt your ordinary story, sort of a ‘horror sci-fi drama’ about a guy in conflict with himself and his beleives in mankind, the movie reflects his mindstate, a 2 houre nervous breakdown with very spiritual messages and random killings, very dark aswell


#3

please dont post full scripts here, if you wanna have them hosted, email them to me, and then i put a link in here.


#4

Right now im writing Once Upon A Time In Cherry Springs. Its about Jimmy a boxer that gets involveled in a gang called the Cherry Poppers, eventually gets his legs amutated, starts robing liquor stores with Stew and Floyd, and eventually kills himself. For a more descritptive sypnosis check out my post in the movie idea thread.

Before OUATICS i was writing The Contest, which was about a game show where contestents were kidnapped and forced to participate in bizarre challenges like killing eachother, wrestling bears, trivia with violent penalties and getting through a maze while being chased by a pshyco(sp?).

The problem im having with OUATICS is that its too short, ive written almost almost all of the first act and its only 20 pages. I guess ill add a few scenes in the 2nd draft.


#5

so far my scripts are crap, i know what kind i want to write but the thoughts are coming out on the paper, so far in my mind i want to write:



A crime series that goes back in forth in time to explain the rise and fall of a mob boss



A stoner/highschool/adventure/comedy



a serious drama piece



a zombie movie -



and multi people comedy where one characters descision affect someone elses life


#6

right at this moment im writing for what will be Hack Talk. Its dialogue based. Its about several different groups of hackers that play hack and have conversations. I know its sounds a little bit like Coffee and Cigarrettes, for one thing i havent seen it and i had the idea even before i heard of Coffee and Cigarrettes. it isnt time consistent, you hear about a party beeing busted, and a character getting arrested, than you see that guy talking about going to this party. thats all im ganna say.


#7

Watching people talk about stuff that HAPPENED isn’t entertaining.


#8

Like having two hitmen talk about a guy who got thrown out of a couple story building window after giving his boss’ wife a foot massage?


#9

That was what? 5 minutes? I don’t recall Pulp Fiction being about two hitmen that talked to each other about stuff that happened for 2 and half hours.


#10

well its a idea and im working on it. im ganna add more stuff.


#11

[quote=“deliveryman”]
That was what? 5 minutes? I don’t recall Pulp Fiction being about two hitmen that talked to each other about stuff that happened for 2 and half hours.
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But in your original post, you never said anything about a certain time frame. All you said was “Watching people talk about stuff that HAPPENED isn’t entertaining.” So maybe it is interesting, but not if it goes on for too long? I guess you could have just been a little more specific in your first post. Your bad.


#12

Please stop talking like you know anything about screenwriting and/or filmmaking, because you don’t.



I didn’t realize how specific I had to be for you, I think it was quite obvious what I meant. You’re making it seem like I want a movie with absolutely no dialogue whatsoever.


#13

Please stop acting like you’re the fucking “Screenwriting Master”, when obviously you aren’t. Just because you take a couple Film courses and spout out rules straight from the book that your teacher taught you, doesn’t make you a good screenwriter. It’s funny how Quentin Tarantino is one of your favorite directors, when the only Film class he ever took was for acting. I don’t have to go through four years of college or take however many courses to know alot about film. I’ve been watching movies and taking various things from them my whole life, and I learn something new everytime I watch one.



And no, it wasn’t obvious what you meant. “Watching people talk about stuff that HAPPENED isn’t entertaining” sounds like an absolute, and if you know anything about film, you know that there are NO absolutes. When you make a broad statement like that, people are bound to take what you say at face value, until you provide a proper explanation to back it up. And yes, you do have to be very specific when communicating on an internet message board, or else nobody will know what you really mean. Movies can have very little to no dialogue and be very entertaining/good (2001, Repulsion) or be filled with dialogue and be just as entertaining/good (Pulp Fiction, Dinner Rush). But either way, when you’re making a statement you need something to back it up with or else it is useless.


#14

I never claimed nor do I act like I’m the “Screenwriting Master.”



The only reason why I “spout out rules straight from the book that your teacher taught you” is because, it’s apparent that little or few people on this board even know the basics of screenwriting; which are essential. “Spouting out rules” is what they need. If merely helping people that are just beginning to write screenplays with the basics portrays me that way, well, then you have a very skewed outlook on things.



You’re absolutely right, KNOWING these things doesn’t make you a good screenwriter, but it does give you the right tools and knowledge in order to become one. This follows the idea of, "people should learn to walk before they run." Though, I never claimed that I was “a good screenwriter,” I will now: I am a good screenwriter and I take pride in my writing, regardless of how that might sound.



I never said that you didn’t know a lot about films, I said you didn’t know a lot about FILMMAKING; believe me they’re different. Which I still stand by my statement.ÂÂ



What does Quentin Tarantino being one of my favorite directors and acting classes or film courses have to do with anything? Did I say anything about college that’s related in one’s ability to write well or tell a story? Though it does help.ÂÂ



For now on, I will be very specific when I give advice, because people (like you) take things too literal. I thought I was obvious in what I meant, but I guess not. ÂÂ

[quote]or be filled with dialogue and be just as entertaining/good (Pulp Fiction, Dinner Rush). [/quote]

They’re exceptions for everything, but generally that’s not the case. Unless you’re writing for a sitcom on television. Which are why among many other reasons, only 22 minutes in length. Imagine a single, 2 hour episode of “Friends.”


#15

"The only reason why I “spout out rules straight from the book that your teacher taught you” is because, it’s apparent that little or few people on this board even know the basics of screenwriting; which are essential. “Spouting out rules” is what they need. If merely helping people that are just beginning to write screenplays with the basics portrays me that way, well, then you have a very skewed outlook on things."



My point was that if you follow everything straight from the book, there is no creativity involved. There’s nothing wrong with having basic guidelines to go by when you’re in need, but you also should rely on yourself for inspiration. And if you’re going to state a rule of screenwriting, then you should have some kind of explanation to be 100% clear.



"You’re absolutely right, KNOWING these things doesn’t make you a good screenwriter, but it does give you the right tools and knowledge in order to become one. This follows the idea of, “people should learn to walk before they run.” Though, I never claimed that I was “a good screenwriter,” I will now: I am a good screenwriter and I take pride in my writing, regardless of how that might sound."



Yes, but just knowing those things won’t get you very far. You have to be able to apply those tools and figure out how to use them yourself, not just spit out word for word what it says in a textbook.



"I never said that you didn’t know a lot about films, I said you didn’t know a lot about FILMMAKING; believe me they’re different. Which I still stand by my statement.



What does Quentin Tarantino being one of my favorite directors and acting classes or film courses have to do with anything? Did I say anything about college that’s related in one’s ability to write well or tell a story? Though it does help."



Quentin Tarantino never took Filmmaking classes, and he is one of my favorite (yours also) directors working today, and I consider his work to be exceptional. So would you say that QT didn’t really know anything about filmmaking when he wrote his first screenplays and directed his debut film, Reservoir Dogs? What i’m trying to say is that he learned different filmmaking techniques by watching the movies himself, as do many others. So what makes you say I don’t know anything about filmmaking? Without college or film classes, I might be able to write well or tell a good story but still not know anything about filmmaking? Or have I just not read enough books on the making of movies?



"For now on, I will be very specific when I give advice, because people (like you) take things too literal. I thought I was obvious in what I meant, but I guess not."



As I said, you must always be specific and provide some kind of explanation for the statements you make if you want people to listen to what you have to say. You may have thought you were obvious, but I just read simply what I saw in front of me on the computer screen. It’s your job to help clarify.



"They’re exceptions for everything, but generally that’s not the case. Unless you’re writing for a sitcom on television. Which are why among many other reasons, only 22 minutes in length. Imagine a single, 2 hour episode of “Friends.”'



Sitcoms are only 22 minutes in length because they focus more on humor and usually somewhat shallow situations, while dramatic t.v. shows are more in depth and thus are usually around 40 minutes or so in length. Another reason why sitcoms or t.v. shows in general aren’t the length of a feature film is so the story/stories can be stretched out weekly and entice the viewer to continue to watch. And I do believe the last episode of Friends was 2 hours long, but correct me if i’m wrong. And “they’re exceptions for everything” is a pretty blanket statement, because some of the greatest films in cinema history have been “exceptions” to the rule.


#16

chill out, guys! shit…



this section of the board is for people discussing their screenwriting, not for people dissing other people’s ideas.

buono, what’s your screenplay you’re working on? if you’re not screenwriting, then please dont bother criticizing others.



and chill out. always those silly arguments… >:(


#17

i finished one screenplay called “pimp tales”, about a dude who was raised and grew up with people in this pimping business-his mom a call girl, his homey a pimp yknow…so what happens is this dude tries to live honest-he has a wife an honest job but from the beggining of the movie always finds himself in situations were he ends up behaving in the absolute contradiction of honest. his homey screwed his wife but offeres him a whore almost for free as an apology present-which he cant resist, then it turns out the whore wasnt his friends, but belonged to another pimp(the chick never said anything cause she was to dumb). the pimp picks an argument with the dude over this which results to this dude killing th pimp. then the dude calles his mom, who hates him cause he wanted to live an honest life, but helps him contact that dead pimps brother to ask if he can make the whole thing good(during the journey looking for the pimps brother, the family with which hes staying is into canibalism-which he just perticipates with, almost rapes a chick he thought was unconscience, becomes impotent from it and heals himself by going to some sect). it is now clear that this dude grew from being raised bad, tries to be better, becomes worse and then later becomes extra bad as he trys to set up the pimps brother with a gun(the dude was scared that the only way he can make good killing his brother is getting killed himself)-when it doesnt work out, the pimp says something like “well i actually dont mind my bro dieng, because theres nothing i hate more than competition, i was just going to punish you by makeing you kill a child- which is only half a human being. however because of this betrayeal ill make you kill a whole human” and then he is forced to kill his mother, who helped him contact him.at the end the sect women who supposedly healed the dudes dick has become a christian(the dude and her meat in a bus stop), it turnes out she knew that friend of his that set him up has died of aids, and was part of the church community-so the dude follows the women to church becaus they were showing a video with him when he was still alive talking on his memorial gett together.



im also writing one called “tarantula fure burning” .about three murder groups against each other 1)are a group of racist white guys 2)a black gang-they both join forces againt 3)this female para-military group that both of the male groups hate because members from each got forcefully circumsised by members of that chick group-so they kill the chicks-make a soap brand that consists of pussy fat, the second chapter concists of how this guy runns that business on the black market. then the guys get killed by the substitute reserve force of those female killers.



then im planing onthe short simple movie called “my fvcking jumbo pizza”…which is a simple, but fvcked up murder story-i havnt quite established the plot yet.



im also planning the movie “the red star in the american flag”. it is a dual biograpphy of a native american film maker and actress that love making sick pulpy movies. they are two separate scripts that overlap: one on the chick and the other on the producer. they escort the characters as they make messed up film after messed up film.

finaly im planning on making a movie called “institution”-on messed up families, it will have trhe same context as that sit come scene in natural born killers.


#18

[quote=“Tarantino Forum Admin”]
chill out, guys! shit…



this section of the board is for people discussing their screenwriting, not for people dissing other people’s ideas.

buono, what’s your screenplay you’re working on? if you’re not screenwriting, then please dont bother criticizing others.



and chill out. always those silly arguments… >:(
[/quote]

Yeah buddy, I never criticized anybody’s screenplay. If you could read it again, I criticized Deliveryman for making such a broad statement and he’s the one that indirectly criticized silentsean’s idea for a screenplay. Who says you have to be working on a screenplay to criticize another’s anyway? That’s just ridiculous.


#19

man did i start all of this? lol :smiley:


#20

[quote=“silentsean”]
man did i start all of this? lol :smiley:
[/quote]

seems so :wink:

how’s your script doing?