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Mr. Tite Barnacle

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  1. I read the script earlier this year. If the finished film is anything like the draft I read, you'd be well advised to lower your expectations considerably. (Spoiler alert: sex jokes are the least of its problems.) The film's clever premise begins off promisingly enough, a hard-pressed screenwriter searches for new angle but quickly spins into something else when Needless to say, as a huge fan of The Office this was all very disappointing to me.
  2. O what a rogue and peasant slave am I to the dictates of Hollywood's ever consternating release dates. But no more! Thanks to the industries changing attitude to the online publication of their scripts. Time was a virtualista like myself was made to feel a criminal for searching out the likes of the early films of the Cohen brothers or the Epstein twin's masterwork Casablanca but as the poet says, 'the times they are a-changing'. Studios are now as likely to publish the scripts in advance of a film's release understanding that if you cannot plug the leaks you might as well exert some measure of control over their source. It is a calculated move in these times of increased online piracy. But calculated to do what? I mean, after all, just who reads scripts online? All this, gentle reader, leads me to my question: Would you read a copy of a film's script in advance of its viewing? Do you think it would hinder your appreciation for the finished work? Enhance it? Cause you to want to see it more? Less? I am intrigued to know your thoughts. If you are curious and would like to try I humbly offer forth a collection of legal, studio-hosted scripts for your consideration: There Will Be Blood Juno Charlie Wilson's War Michael Clayton The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford I should add I have done this several times myself, most recently with Diablo Cody's Juno, and have always preferred the script to the film. You have been warned.
  3. O what a rogue and peasant slave am I to the dictates of Hollywood's ever consternating release dates. But no more! Thanks to the industries changing attitude to the online publication of their scripts. Time was a virtualista like myself was made to feel a criminal for searching out the likes of the early films of the Cohen brothers or the Epstein twin's masterwork Casablanca but as the poet says, 'the times they are a-changing'. Studios are now as likely to publish the scripts in advance of a film's release understanding that if you cannot plug the leaks you might as well exert some measure of control over their source. It is a calculated move in these times of increased online piracy. But calculated to do what? I mean, after all, just who reads scripts online? All this, gentle reader, leads me to my question: Would you read a copy of film's script in advance of its viewing? Do you think it would hinder your appreciation for the finished work? Enhance it? Cause you to want to see it more? Less? I am intrigued to know your thoughts. If you are curious and would like to try I humbly offer forth a collection of legal, studio-hosted scripts for your consideration: There Will Be Blood Juno Charlie Wilson's War Michael Clayton The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford I should add I have done this several times myself, most recently with Diablo Cody's Juno, and have always preferred the script to the film. You have been warned.
  4. <semantics filter> What makes a comic a comic? The animation? The comedy? </semantics filter>
  5. Just saw your pic on Flickr. Holy smokes I think I know you! Didn't we discuss on Walker Percy once upon a time?
  6. Would it be hijacking this thread to A a natural follow-up Q: favorite lines from songs of '06?
  7. Nice to hear you're a Green man too Jason. I'm just finishing The Honorary Consul and it is good stuff. If you haven't read it yet, I'd recommend Greene's The End of the Affair. Falkner called it about as close to the perfect novel as one comes. I'm inclined to agree.
  8. How about Drawing from the Right Side of the Brian. A lesser work some would argue, but you can still doodle on the fly page. high five? WP
  9. Mr. Piece, Welcome to A+F! Finally! Does this mean there is ANOTHER Bellingham resident? At any rate, WarrenPiece I'm sure there will be another round sooner than later so we'll get you in soon. Although I might be scraping the bottom of the barrell and be forced to make a mix cd: "Dishwalla to Reel Big Fish: A Year in the Life of Kyle - 1996". But trust me, no one wants to hear this one. sounds like a honey of an idea for a mixed tape bio of sorts. The 10 disk set; A Decade in the Life of Kyle 96-06. You could set it up like a Time/Life kinda deal with a new cd every month. The gift that keeps on giving! Attention egomaniac cheapskates: this could be the perfect gift this Christmas!!
  10. An ingenious thread! Would love to be on the next list o' pairings.
  11. I agree with Mark. Though the series opener was among the strongest I've seen this pilot season, I'm wary of emotionally investing in a show poised to get the chop. I'm still smarting from Fox's short-sighted cancellation of Firefly and HBO's of Deadwood. (Maybe Billy Joel was right after all, the good really do die young.) Still, FNL looks like it could be the best new show this year if NBC will only get out of the way of its Hail Mary. "Run, Forrest, run!"
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