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  • Police explode briefcase left for literary agent

    08/11/2011 3:07:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Mercury news ^ | 8/11/11 | AP
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A writer desperate to get a movie script read suffered the ultimate rejection Thursday when police blew up a briefcase he said contained the screenplay after an agent refused to read it, police said. The bizarre story was set in Beverly Hills, where a man visited the office of a literary agent and left behind a briefcase that he said contained a computer, police Sgt. Brad Cornelius said. The man left instructions for it to be delivered to someone at the business, who told another person in the office, "This guy's been kind of pestering me...
  • The Riddle Of The Labyrinth: The Quest To Break An Ancient Code

    06/30/2013 2:47:37 PM PDT · by OddLane · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | Jume 30, 2013 | NPR Staff
    Critics have called Margalit Fox's new book, The Riddle of the Labyrinth, a paleographic detective procedural. It follows the story of the laborious quest to crack a mysterious script, unearthed in Crete in 1900, known by the sterile-sounding name Linear B. Fox, an obituary writer for The New York Times, is good at bringing the departed to life. In The Riddle of the Labyrinth, she tells the story of Alice Kober, a classics professor at Brooklyn College, who worked alone over decades and discovered the essential grammar of Linear B, only to die in 1950 before she could complete her...
  • Warner Bros Wants Zemeckis For 'Wizard Of Oz' Remake Based On Original MGM Script

    11/17/2010 5:28:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies ^ | Tuesday November 16, 2010 @ 6:59pm EST | By MIKE FLEMING
    Whenever you remake a revered Hollywood film, there’s bound to be controversy, but going right to the original material is certainly an interesting approach. Warner Bros is in early talks with Robert Zemeckis to direct a live-action remake of the The Wizard of Oz and plans to use the original script from the 1939 classic. Warner Bros owns the screenplay because Ted Turner bought it along with the MGM library before Warner Bros bought Turner’s empire. This latest Oz twist comes as Disney is trying very hard to mount The Great And Powerful Oz. Sam Raimi is developing that film...
  • The Welfare Script (The Welfare State Expands by following a familiar routine over & over again)

    07/19/2010 9:56:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/19/2010 | Michael G. Franc
    America’s welfare state has grown into an unwieldy hodgepodge of programs that provide various forms of assistance to tens of millions of Americans. It costs taxpayers nearly a trillion dollars annually and experts predict that, absent reform, it will keep growing in the years ahead. The welfare state acquired its girth by following a familiar script — over and over again. The latest performance came at a recent hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee, which is pondering yet another proposed expansion of government: the “Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act,” an $8 billion add-on to the nation’s school-lunch...
  • "Die Hard" not dead yet: New script in works

    05/05/2010 7:03:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 921+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/10 | Jay A. Fernandez and Borys Kit
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – John McClane's string of bad luck may not yet be over. "Hitman" screenwriter Skip Woods is in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to take a crack at a new "Die Hard" script. The New York cop known for consistently being in the wrong place at the right time has already survived four run-ins with terrorists, traitors and psychotic loose cannons of one stripe or another. In his last outing, "Live Free or Die Hard," written by Mark Bomback and directed by Len Wiseman in 2007, McClane battled Web terrorists to $378 million in worldwide grosses...
  • Heroic Hollywood: Thinking Inside the Box

    07/06/2009 6:25:40 PM PDT · by Harpo Speaks · 2 replies · 366+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 7/6/2009 | Russ Dvonch
    Heroic Hollywood: Thinking Inside the Box by Russ Dvonch In this post, I want to give some advice to beginning screenwriters who are having difficulty finishing — or even starting — their first screenplay. I’ve been mulling over what to say for several weeks now, trying to come up with some inspirational words of advice to motivate you into achieving your goal. After much thought and deep-dish contemplation, I’ve boiled my advice down to this: If you want to write for Hollywood, think like a hack writer and stick to the Hollywood Formula. How’s that for inspiring rhetoric? Now, most...
  • Decoding antiquity: Eight scripts that still can't be read

    05/29/2009 9:14:19 PM PDT · by BGHater · 38 replies · 1,621+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 27 May 2009 | Andrew Robinson
    WRITING is one of the greatest inventions in human history. Perhaps the greatest, since it made history possible. Without writing, there could be no accumulation of knowledge, no historical record, no science - and of course no books, newspapers or internet.The first true writing we know of is Sumerian cuneiform - consisting mainly of wedge-shaped impressions on clay tablets - which was used more than 5000 years ago in Mesopotamia. Soon afterwards writing appeared in Egypt, and much later in Europe, China and Central America. Civilisations have invented hundreds of different writing systems. Some, such as the one you are...
  • See youtube videos in the articles with this script.

    11/02/2008 12:50:08 PM PST · by smith288 · 12 replies · 346+ views
    smith288 ^ | 11-2-2008 | smith288
    Youtube embedded in Freerepublic? Not possible, right? Now it's possible! If you install a firefox extension Greasemonkey, you can install my script and it will detect the youtube link a user makes as its article source, and display the youtube video right on the article's body. No need to leave freerepublic! Step One:Greasemonkey Addon for Firefox Step Two:smith288's Youtube embed script I wont provide much support but it's really easy to use. Freepmail me if it all together stops working though.
  • Obama's Gun-Restriction Policy Playbook

    10/31/2008 5:08:17 PM PDT · by Mr. Mildew · 6 replies · 854+ views
    Towhnhall ^ | 10/31/08 | John Sigler, NRA President
    “The problem that progressives have on the gun issue has far less to do with the typical policies they espouse than the rhetoric they employ.” - The Third Way “It’s critical that progressives recognize that only an aggressive outreach strategy to gun owners will ensure that your opponent’s message about your gun record does not define your candidacy.” - The Third Way Those two instructions to so-called “progressive” political candidates explain Barack Obama’s camouflage of lies and deceptions that hide his consistent history as an aggressive proponent of virtually every aspect of gun control -- from gun-owner licensing and universal...
  • Scripting For “The Hobbit” Officially Begins!

    08/21/2008 5:16:13 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 11 replies · 763+ views
    TheOneRing.Net ^ | August 20, 2008 | DiveTwin
    Ringer Deej found this article on EW.Com: It’s now official: The Lord of the Rings screenwriting team of Peter Jackson (pictured), Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens will join The Hobbit director Guillermo del Toro to pen the screenplay for the two planned Hobbit movies. Sources tell that the scribes’ deals are all complete and they will commence writing shortly. (With shooting scheduled to begin in Fall 2009 in New Zealand, the quartet better get busy!) The Hobbit will center on Frodo’s uncle, Bilbo Baggins, and his initial discovery of the immensely-powerful ring. New Line and MGM plan to release...
  • Tamil Brahmi Script In Egypt

    12/03/2007 2:33:18 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 72+ views
    Tamil Brahmi script in Egypt Special Correspondent Exciting archaeological discovery with implications of import — Photo: Dr. Roberta Tomber, British Museum significant pointer: Potsherd with Tamil Brahmi inscription, circa first century B.C., found in Egypt. CHENNAI: A broken storage jar with inscriptions in Tamil Brahmi script has been excavated at Quseir-al-Qadim, an ancient port with a Roman settlement on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. This Tamil Brahmi script has been dated to first century B.C. One expert described this as an “exciting discovery.” The same inscription is incised twice on the opposite sides of the jar. The inscription reads...
  • Tamil Brahmi script in Egypt

    12/03/2007 7:47:12 AM PST · by BGHater · 11 replies · 331+ views ^ | 21 Nov 2007 |
    CHENNAI: A broken storage jar with inscriptions in Tamil Brahmi script has been excavated at Quseir-al-Qadim, an ancient port with a Roman settlement on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. This Tamil Brahmi script has been dated to first century B.C. One expert described this as an “exciting discovery.” The same inscription is incised twice on the opposite sides of the jar. The inscription reads paanai oRi, that is, pot (suspended) in a rope net. An archaeological team belonging to the University of Southampton in the U.K., comprising Prof. D. Peacock and Dr. L. Blue, who recently re-opened excavations at...
  • Schwarzenegger takes role -- and rewrites the script

    10/14/2006 10:54:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 368+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/14/6 | Kevin Yamamura
    Arnold Schwarzenegger entered office on a bold mission to overhaul California government, and voters expected nothing less of an actor who obliterated everything in his path onscreen. Schwarzenegger promised to "blow up the boxes" and "clean house." He described the job of governor as being "the leader of the legislators. You go in there and you tell them what you want to do." He made Sacramento the problem -- and himself the antidote. Three years later, Schwarzenegger's ambitious plans and in-your-face attitude have largely succumbed to the Capitol's political culture. "Sacramento really hasn't changed," said Jaime Regalado, executive director of...
  • Schwarzenegger Tries New Script - California Governor Reaches Out to Democrats, Independents

    05/29/2006 10:02:56 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 72 replies · 642+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 29, 2006 | John Pomfret and Sonya Geis
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is attempting a political comeback as he faces reelection this year, courting Democrats and independent voters by distancing himself from President Bush and pushing an expensive bond proposal to rebuild California's levees, schools and highways. Schwarzenegger, one of the nation's most prominent Republicans, has criticized Bush's plan to dispatch the National Guard to the Mexican border. He has appointed Democrats to key state jobs. In recent weeks, he helped engineer a bipartisan compromise to get the $37 billion bond proposal on the November ballot, traveling the state with Democratic legislative leaders to promote it. And he has...
  • Alisa Still Brays For Hollywood's Money

    10/30/2005 11:52:10 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 484+ views
    La Queen Sucia ^ | Oct. 30, 2005 | Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    I just finished reading another amazing novel by Dean Koontz, "Cold Fire". The afterword ... is hilarious: "Then, as is often the case when life is good, someone said, 'Hey, let's make a movie!' and life got strange, dark, and scary. "By this I do not mean to imply - although I can't stop you from inferring - that a lot of movie-industry executives are as brainless, voracious, and destructive as the flesh-eating bacteria ... I've met smart, fair, creative executives over the years...although I've noticed their kind either eventually get fired," (NOTE TO SELF: KELLY GOODE!!!) ... He goes...
  • Alisa just can't keep her mouth shut

    10/22/2005 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 386+ views
    La Queen Sucia ^ | Oct. 19, 2005 | Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    ...I wanted to address the Lifetime series of "The Dirty Girls Social Club" again. First, I should let you all know I haven't heard a peep from anyone at the network since I last posted. I have talked to my co-executive producer, Nely Galan, who talked to an exec at the network who, I am told, told her that they have no problem with me at the repitch meeting. Rather, they just want to meet with everyone but me in order to "bond". Okay. ... Basically, there's a thing that happens in Hollywood. Moneylust. They all want to make money,...
  • Alisa's Hollywood Flameout

    10/13/2005 9:45:25 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 396+ views
    La Queen Sucia ^ | Oct. 13, 2005 | Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    I pick up a copy of the NY Times yesterday, and read an arts brief with the headline "Diversity Still a Problem For Hollywood Writers." ... A few minutes after reading this story, I get a call from my TV agent at ICM, telling me that the new management of Lifetime is not very interested in The Dirty Girls Social Club TV show. That, in fact, they wanted to "kill" it immediately, but that they are willing to listen to a re-pitch. That means that even though Lifetime owns the option for now (meaning I can't do anything with it)...
  • German Scientists: Europe's Oldest Script Found In Bulgaria (Minoan)

    05/19/2005 2:56:33 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 1,140+ views
    German Scientists: Europe's Oldest Script Found in Bulgaria Lifestyle: 18 May 2005, Wednesday. Ancient tablets found in South Bulgaria are written in the oldest European script found ever, German scientists say. The tablets, unearthed near the Southern town of Kardzhali, are over 35-centuries old, and bear the ancient script of the Cretan (Minoan) civilization, according to scientists from the University of Heidelberg, who examined the foundings. This is the Cretan writing, also known as Linear A script, which dates back to XV-XIV century B.C. The discovery proves the theory of the Bulgarian archaeologists that the script on the foundings is...
  • China: A Monster on the Loose(protest veered off the script; politburo nervous)

    04/19/2005 3:54:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies · 1,384+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 04/25/05 issue | Melinda Liu
    A Monster on the Loose Beijing wanted to shake up Tokyo?but not like this. China Photos-Getty Images Unrest: Did protests start with the leadership's silent backing? By Melinda Liu Newsweek April 25 issue - If there was a script, this wasn't in it. China's president, Hu Jintao, convened an emergency session of the Politburo's powerful Standing Committee two weekends ago, just hours after anti-Japanese protests in the capital first turned violent. Thousands of marchers had converged on the Japanese Embassy, breaking windows and chanting "Kill the Japanese!" and "Come out, Japanese pigs!" Diplomacy aside, Hu's big worry was the...
  • A Wish List of Catholic Movies (The Last Two Suggestions Will Be Controversial)

    12/14/2004 11:43:02 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 55 replies · 1,302+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | 12/13/2004 | Peter W. Miller
    A Wish List of Catholic Moviesby Peter W. MillerThe Passion of the Christ demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that a film could be successful and profitable, even if running contrary to the prevailing liberal ideological dogmas of the day. It also had the effect of giving traditional Catholics the first compelling reason in years (if not decades) to enter a movie theater. It is my hope that this experience has emboldened Mel Gibson and others like him to make The Passion just the first in a series of projects which Catholics can be proud to support. As an...
  • Kerry vs. His Script

    10/20/2004 7:01:04 PM PDT · by q_an_a · 19 replies · 634+ views
    Slate ^ | 10.20.04 | cris sullencamp
    Kerry proves incapable of reading simple declarative sentences. He inserts dependent clauses and prepositional phrases until every sentence is a watery mess. Kerry couldn't read a Dick and Jane book to schoolchildren without transforming its sentences into complex run-ons worthy of David Foster Wallace. Kerry's speechwriters routinely insert the line "We can bring back that mighty dream," near the conclusion of his speeches, presumably as an echo of Ted Kennedy's Shrum-penned "the dream will never die" speech from the 1980 Democratic convention. Kerry saps the line of its power. click the link or copy and paste.

    10/16/2004 11:15:26 AM PDT · by forest · 26 replies · 1,770+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #321 ^ | 10-17-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Anyone still remember the mess all the news outlets made of reporting election results in 2000? Many of us still wonder if that wasn't a contrived deal to help Gore. Newscasters actually were calling the winner in states (like Florida) while citizens were still voting. The problem started with a company named Voter News Service. VNS was owned by the Associated Press and the television networks. It was a profit making organization, a business. The rabidly left AP ran a large part of VNS, so there's little surprise about how they reported things. Generally, through polls and exit polls, VNS...

    10/13/2004 4:35:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 929+ views
    WRITTEN BY LT.COLONEL CHARLES WADE Wednesday, October 13, 2004 Even before the primary elections, President Bush’s military service was a political issue as was Senator Kerry’s military service which he touted and others questioned. Reporters continue to seek comment from candidates, political operatives, and pundits. It seems that everyone is an expert, and everyone has an answer. Some of the more interesting responses have come from Republican senators who typically begin by asserting that they honor Senator Kerry’s Viet Nam service, but… Honor: What is that all about? What virtues are honorable? More important, what virtues are both militarily and...
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Find 3,000 Year-Old Pictograms, Say May Be Thracian Script

    08/04/2004 10:48:58 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 800+ views
    21:05 - 03.08.2004Bulgarian Archaeologists Find 3,000 Year-old Pictograms, Say May Be Thracian Script SOFIA (bnn)- Archaeologists exploring remains of a Bronze Age fortress in southern Bulgaria said Tuesday they found traces of primitive scripture supposed to have been used by Thracian tribes that once lived in that area. The pictograms, painted on 3, 000 year-old ceramic utensils, were found near the ancient Perperikon fortress, some 300 kilometers (186 miles) southeast of Sofia, archaeological team leader Nikolay Ovcharov told state TV. He said the discovery could back a still unconfirmed hypothesis that the Thracians, had a script of their own. The...
  • Skeletons, Script Found At Ancient Burial Site In Tamil Nadu

    05/30/2004 3:02:52 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 413+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 5-25-2004 | T.S. Subramanian
    Skeletons, script found at ancient burial site in Tamil Nadu By T.S. Subramanian An urn containing a human skull and bones unearthed by the Archaeological Survey of India at Adhichanallur, near Tirunelveli town in Tamil Nadu. Twelve of these urns (below) contain human skeletons. Three of them, which may be 2,800 years old, bear inscriptions that resemble the early Tamil Brahmi script. -- Photos: A. Shaikmohideen CHENNAI, MAY 25. In spectacular finds, the Archaeological Survey of India, Chennai Circle, has unearthed a dozen 2,800-year-old human skeletons intact in urns at Adichanallur, 24 km from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. Three of...
  • Millions are paid for THE PASSION OF THE ARK

    04/15/2004 8:15:35 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 18 replies · 533+ views ^ | 15 APR 04 | Patrick Sauriol
    A new spec screenplay has created a lot of heat in Hollywood thanks to Mel Gibson's THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Bobby Florsheim and Josh Stolberg's THE PASSION OF THE ARK was sold to Columbia Pictures for $1.5 million dollars, with another million waiting for the two writers if the project gets greenlighted. It's a huge sale for the industry, especially for two previously unproduced screenwriters, but that's the kind of heat that high concept religious movie ideas have in the wake of Gibson's CHRIST film. THE PASSION OF THE ARK is set in the modern day and follows a...
  • A translation unmasked?

    02/11/2004 5:55:57 AM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies · 320+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | FR Post 2-11-04 | By David Kohn
    Dispute: A heralded linguistic deciphering of an extinct hieroglyphic script accomplished in the 1990s is under attack by two researchers. FOR LINGUISTS, it's like hitting a home run in the bottom of the ninth to win the World Series. Terrence Kaufman and John Justeson struck that blast in 1993 when they cracked one of the planet's few remaining undeciphered writing systems - a hieroglyphic script from the mysterious Isthmian civilization, which occupied southern Mexico 2,000 years ago.
  • Secrets of old mask still hidden, duo say

    01/30/2004 6:44:11 AM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 338+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | Monday, January 26, 2004 | By Joe Bauman
    A mysterious ancient stone mask from Mexico has spoken but apparently only to say that its people's written language remains undeciphered. BYU's Stephen Houston holds a copy of ancient script from Mexico. He disagrees with claims that "Teo Mask" words have been deciphered.Stuart Johnson, Deseret Morning News A study by Brigham Young University archaeologist Stephen Houston and his colleague from Yale University, Michael D. Coe, say the mask disproves earlier claims that the language had been cracked. Their paper is to be published in "Mexicon," a journal about news and research from Mesoamerica. The title is "Has Isthmian Writing Been...
  • Schwarzenegger following a familiar script

    12/28/2003 11:41:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 146+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/28/03 | Jim Hinch
    <p>The question was simple: "How are you going to end (California's) financial mess?" asked the pleasant- faced woman in an Arnold Schwarzenegger television campaign ad.</p> <p>"Here's my plan," the governor replied, his blue shirt and tie giving him a businesslike air. "Audit everything, open the books, and then we end the crazy deficit spending. It really comes down to this: If you're happy with the way things are, keep your current leaders. If you want to change this state, then join me."</p>
  • Bob Hansen Story Movie - On Now On CBS - Republicans Getting Hammered By Liberal Inuendos

    11/17/2002 8:05:43 PM PST · by SlightOfTongue · 8 replies · 244+ views
    CBS Sunday Night Movie | 11/17/02 | SlightOfTongue
    Conservatives and Republicans are getting hammered on the Sunday night movie. Scripted references by Bob Hansen (played by William Hurt) to Al Gore being a maniacal and un-American supporter of Bill Clinton, glad he wasn't elected, trying to link the traitorous Bob Hansen now to Republicans via 'the pot calling the kettle black'. Go figure, it's a CBS lamestream movie.
  • The Mysteries of Rennes-Le-Chateau.

    07/24/2002 6:54:02 PM PDT · by vannrox · 18 replies · 5,457+ views
    Ancient Civilizations ^ | Wednesday, July 17, 2002 | Editorial Staff
    The Mysteries of Rennes-Le-Chateau. Perched on a dusty hilltop in Languedoc in the French Pyrenees lies the little village of Rennes-le-Château. Three little words, Rennes-le-Chateau…The passing millennia have produced many bizarre mysteries; the riddle of the Sphinx and the Pyramids on the Giza plateau are probably the most famous, but in recent years, perhaps the most engrossing of these enigmas concerns what transpired in the quiet village of Rennes-le-Chateau in the foothills of the French Pyrenees during the dying years of the 19th century. There have been many theories proffered to explain the events, but in essence, not one has...
  • Decoding DISCOVERY from the much-elusive Indus Valley script!

    06/28/2002 5:59:32 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies · 691+ views
    The Times of India. ^ | [ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2002 12:57:48 AM ] | Editorial Staff
    Decoding Indus Valley script TIMES NEWS NETWORK [ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2002 12:57:48 AM ] ALLAHABAD: Director, Robertson Medical Institute and Ayurveda Ratna Gopalji Agarwal on Tuesday said he had deciphered the much-elusive Indus script which, he claimed, would prove historic in the realm of world history and civilisation. In his latest discovery Mysteries of the world history unfolded, Agarwal told Times News Network that deciphering the Indus script would lead to genetic and radical changes in the current world history books. He said his discovery had brought to surface mysteries shrouding Indus archaeological finds. He said interpretation of all...