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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “Portland's Own

Here, this looks pretty lame, but maybe he would settle a claim?

Posted by Panamaniac Dred on 04/24/2015 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Portland's Own

What kills me is all the movie goers who say that they have a great idea for a film, that all they need is for someone to write it for them, and for that they'd be willing to split the proceeds.

"Great ideas are easy. Good dialogue is hard."
--Richard Walters, Professor, UCLA
Screenwriting: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film and Television Writing

Posted by Panamaniac Dred on 04/24/2015 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Portland's Own

It's not that I don't believe it, but agencies and studios invariably require all unsolicited script admissions to be pre approved and sent via the writer's own agent or lawyer. It the William Morris Agency had you send them your script, that's what they would have done, so as to avoid a plagiarism suit.

Why didn't you sue?

I'm sure you wrote a good story, but if the film is different than your script, then you didn't write it. The idea to make a movie about someone as famous as Kurt Colabine is not copyrightable, and is bound to be a popular idea originating with a great many in the film industry.

Did you or did you not write Last Days?

Posted by Panamaniac Dred on 04/24/2015 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Portland's Own

Its ok Dread. No one else believes it either

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Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 04/24/2015 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Portland's Own

Okay, I have a great idea for a movie, the birth of Barry O'bama. Now, eventually, more than one movie will be made about the defacto president. Does this prove that I got ripped off if my script isn't selected?

Posted by Panamaniac Dred on 04/24/2015 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Portland's Own

What is deeming is how any death where drug use seems to be in evidence, murder is never investigated.

Posted by Panamaniac Dred on 04/24/2015 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Portland's Own

Oh please, stop with the conspiracy theories. It demeans us all, and most importantly, Cobain himself. What is this, The National Enquirer?
Watching 'Drugstore Cowboy' while living over in Germany is what really made me want to live here.
I still love Gus.

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Posted by frankieb on 04/23/2015 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Portland's Own

In Last Days, Van Sant briefly alludes to a conspiracy which may have led to Cobain's murder, but not explicitly so. I think it might be time to make a film specifically about precisely that; perhaps with characters coincidentally similar to those living and dead.

That Day

Last Days Trailer

Gus Van Sant´s "Last Days" Making Of

Posted by Panamaniac Dred on 04/23/2015 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Portland's Own

Do I understand correctly, that you might actually have know Cobain? I honestly believe that you might well have.

Were you invited to submit the script directly without your own agent?

Did you actually write Last Days as shot? It's a very visual film with not much dialogue, one of the most unique films I've personally, ever viewed.

With such a famous subject, there must have been a great many studios and spec writers working on projects about him. Van Sant is credited as the writer. Is he represented by William Morris?

Did you follow up with a notice and demand pending litigation?

If you wrote a good screenplay, and it's different from Last Days, Kurt Cobain would still be a most interesting subject, and a successful film could still be viable.

Posted by Panamaniac Dred on 04/23/2015 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Shouting Into the Void

easier just to say overwrought and too hollywoody. Too much dramatic symphony score and predictable heart-tugging. Cliches fighting each other for screen time. And at the center of it all, always being at the center, the Crowe.
I didn't pay money to see this and i am not trying to be a movie reviewer like Megan so i was able to turn it off shortly after Russell's boat arrives in Turkey. Sucks for her she had to sit through this tripe waiting for it not too suck and knowing it it will suck to the very end.

Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 04/23/2015 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Portland's Own

yeah i used to admire this guy

back in my struggling screenwriting days i called Morris Agency to ask if Gus Van Sant, their client would want to read my script about Kurt Cobain.

They got back to me and said sure send it in.

I never heard anything.

A couple of years later Last Days came out about a tormented grunge rocker. Opening scene in my story had the guy hanging out by himself down by the river. Pretty cool to get ripped off by a real legend like Gus Van Sant.

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Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 04/22/2015 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Thinking Bad Thoughts

Marjorie how did you get from Incredible Story to shooting people in the head about a made up story?

Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 04/21/2015 at 1:31 PM

Re: “The Void Stared Back

And that, gentiles, is also the story of Passover.

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Posted by TSW on 04/10/2015 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Kerrang!

Half this review is just the author masturbating about how they like to act as a gatekeeper to their particular musical fetish. That part should have been removed by the editor.

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by Graham on 04/10/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Creeping Terror

Refusal to reveal as little as possible. I think he meant to say refusal to reveal anything at alL but who knows.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 03/31/2015 at 5:18 AM

Re: “Creeping Terror

Huh^, I understand that statement.

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Posted by Dizzy on 03/30/2015 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Creeping Terror

If It Follows stumbles at all, it may be in its otherwise admirable refusal to reveal as little as possible about the motivations of its supernatural presence.

Andrew: that sentence makes no fucking sense. E for effort though.

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Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 03/29/2015 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Instant Comedy

yeh but this movie is at every cineplex in america. It seems more people approve of this movie than disapprove.
Maybe if it was Get Ham?

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Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 03/28/2015 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Death and the Salesmen

Good point, Erik. Everyone seems afraid to mention the obvious: The People have forfeited their responsibilities as citizens. Answering why this is so would take more than a single film though. However, I wish that others would at least mention what you have openly stated.

Posted by Scott Groce on 03/28/2015 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Cryvergent

i hate those 3d glasses

Posted by Lawton Browning on 03/19/2015 at 3:23 PM

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