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Tokyo Gore Police...

Excellent call, Duck. Amazing little film - great combination of live and digital F/X, beautifully (if luridly) shot, on HD, and genuinely over-the-top and bizarre. The opening...

The Story Problems With Success

Has anybody encountered a dilemma with biopics that the more success that the person has, the harder it is to tell the story? Doesn't that often end up with a cliche solution of...

Plugging: CHILD OF FIRE, Novel By Harry...

Okay, my friend Harry wrote a book... which was bought by Random House... and is Del Rey's big fall paperback release. It's the first book he ever sold. I was going to buy it for...

Haggis Quits Scientology

[link]- church-of-scientology-over-gay-rights When it rains, it pours on the Church of Scientology. First, spokescreature Tommy Davis publicly flamed out on his prime time interview...

Trueblood...

Slogging through season one, on DVD. I'd already seen the first two eps and wasn't interested, but my niece - the one with the thing about vampires - doesn't get HBO and she's...

I See Dead...?

I've had an idea kicking around for a while now, and my recent fish- related tragedy has pushed me over the edge into actually asking about it. Not to go to far into details, but...

Danny Deckchair Jr.

Well, not eggzactly. The kid was earthbound, in an attic, no less. If the dad put him up to it, for shame. If the kid concocted/executed the idea himself, pin a medal on him. W...

Bronson Pichot

Revealing interview: [link]/ "If you can, tell me something happy." - Marybones

"How Plagiarism Software Found A New Shakespeare...

TIME magazine [link] time/08599193097100 "Plagiarism-detection software was created with lazy, sneaky college students in mind - not the likes of William Shakespeare. Yet the...

New Script

I read Longfellow's poem Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie recently. It was filmed back in '29 with Delores del Rio, a Mexican playing a French girl. I am researching doing my own...

A Burial At Sea...

So, back in March (seven months ago; I'll save you the math) I brought a couple of new family members into my home - Auralia and Blanquita. Rescued goldfish from the feeder tank...

Miscast Actor Thread

I saw The Boys From Brazil last night. Greg Peck as Josef Mengele? Talk about casting against type. Olivier should have played him, but he played a mild mannered Nazi hunter...

Milky Raindrops

I've heard of adding milk to water to make the raindrops show up better on film. Does anybody know the best ratio?

Reverse Bucket List

The bucket list is all about writing down the things you want to do before you kick the bucket (skydiving, touring the Great Pyramids of Giza, etc.). But it might also be helpful...

Mary Kay Letourneau's Fave Movie

Birth is about a 10 year old kid claiming to be the reincarnated husband of a woman who died (suprise!) a decade before. Good mood piece, well acted, but a couple scenes didn...

How To Improve The Voice Of My Characters...

I struggle with giving each of my characters a unique voice and while I realize there are books and articles covering this, I don't feel like my characters have a great voice....

The Box...

So, the hook is that there's this guy (Frank Langella?) who's got this wonky Big Red Button thing in a box, that looks like Art Department didn't know if it was supposed to be...

Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions

I'm finally watching a rerun of the MTV Movie Awards, which is actually hilarious (so far). Here's one of the gems: a song performed by Will Ferrell and some other guys to a montage...

Director's Scale For Low Budget

A friend of mine has a project and we were wondering what scale for a low budget director. I've looked at: [link] ctr low.php3 and it mentions everything as a certain percentage...

What's Wrong With You?

Sometimes it happens because the women's bathroom is closed for cleaning or repairs. But there are times, through no fault of her own, when a woman is faced with using the men...

Film Noir Scene

Speaking of film noir, here's a classic scene. In this scene, good girl Ella Raines has gone undercover to seduce hep cat drummer Elisha Cooke Jr. in order to find out information...

Dexter 3.0 Bad Writing

SEASON 3 spoilers Dexter and Prado are buddies and they get a Pizza delivered, and it arrives uncut. WTF is that? The only pizzeria that delivers unsliced pies in America? Or was...

Former Screenwriter Gore Vidal On The...

Great rant here: [link] From The TimesSeptember 30, 2009 A conversation with Gore Vidal unfolds at his pace. He answers questions imperiously, occasionally playfully, with a piercing...

Did You Know There Were TWO Nuclear Film...

Of course, many folks know about Kiss Me Deadly, but we saw another one from late in the noir cycle (clearly, a lot of bad scripts helped kill noir!), called City of Fear. Vince...

Polanski Thriller The Ghost In Jeopardy

From The TimesOctober 1, 2009 Roman Polanski thriller The Ghost in jeopardy after director's arrest Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor David Charter in Zurich and Patrick Foster...
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