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  • The Politics of Plot: What Liberal or Conservative Architecture is Your Narrative Constructed Upon?

    03/03/2017 10:34:26 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    MovieMaker Magazine ^ | Fall 2013; August 1, 2016 | David Corbett
    One hears a great deal these days about the universal nature of story. It's a gratifying conceit that deep down we all share the same fundamental narrative. But what about the more factional, political nature of story? I don't mean the depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty or corporate cunning in Promised Land. I mean the intrinsically political nature of how character is portrayed and plot structured. Stories stage conflict. And the strongest conflict always dictates inseparable, irreconcilable opposites. If Henry Adams was right, that politics in practice is always "the systematic organization of hatreds," then what better place...
  • 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
    www.deadline.com ^ | 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 EW.com 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
    Hindu.com ^ | 21 Nov 2007 | Hindu.com
    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...