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So a movie comes out this Thursday...


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... that I sort of wrote.  But I can't say the name of it because I'm not the credited writer... actually there were about 6 writers, but the WGA cuts you off after awhile. It wasn't my idea, or my story, or even my dialog, I was purely a doctor on this one where they had two different scripts about a month out from shooting (no really, that happens) and I was the guy who figured out how to put them together. 

 

So those original writers get the credit... but you know--

 

I got paid, got in the union, and got to live in LONDON 

for a month next door to where Star Wars was filming. It HAS

had a pretty big impact on my life since doing it. Work hasn't FALLEN

by the wayside for me.

 

I wouldn't go saying it's a great movie, but if you like cheesy one-liners, f-bombs, ridiculous action and things exploding whilst your brain checks out-- you might like it.

 


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I'll look at it



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For what it's worth, the trailer looked pretty good.



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I hate you.  

I'm going to have to see this now.


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Really, you don't HAVE to.

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I'LL TORRENT IT SOMEWHERE

 

For real though it got you in the WGA? That's awesome, man.


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Awesome!



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It would be awesome if George Lucas came to this forum and just ripped the movie apart for 15+ years.


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I was purely a doctor on this one where they had two different scripts about a month out from shooting (no really, that happens) and I was the guy who figured out how to put them together.

 

So by doctoring the scripts, you mean as in Dr. Frankenstein?



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Pretty much exactly that.

 

They liked these scenes from script X, these scenes from script Y, that Morgan Freeman for only three days so his parts had to be on 1 set. The action sequences which had been planned first were being finalized so I had to work with the stunt supervisor to make the script match what they were choreographing, stuff like that.

 

I may have had a few lines here and there, but it was mostly utility work.



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Maybe I'm weird, but fitting pieces together like that with real-life constrictions sounds like a fun and interesting assignment.  But then, I always found editing to be easier than writing.



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I'd see it if I knew what movie we were talking about.


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Maybe I'm weird, but fitting pieces together like that with real-life constrictions sounds like a fun and interesting assignment.  But then, I always found editing to be easier than writing.


I feel the same way. There's something fun about story algebra, and figuring that stuff out. With my own work I tend to do first drafts fast and messy so I can get to editing and rewriting.

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Dude that's cool! I saw the trailer and the posters are everywhere. It looks absolutely ridiculous but I'll go see it now. I'll leave my brain at home. Congradulations!

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Don't just leave it at home, lock it in the basement.

 

(This is why I was in London last year, but was too busy to meet up!)


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Maybe I'm weird, but fitting pieces together like that with real-life constrictions sounds like a fun and interesting assignment.  But then, I always found editing to be easier than writing.


I feel the same way. There's something fun about story algebra, and figuring that stuff out. With my own work I tend to do first drafts fast and messy so I can get to editing and rewriting.

 

Me three. Writing sucks, editing rocks. 

 

Congrats, Seth. Cool to see your mystery project finally "revealed"!



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Really, you don't HAVE to.

Baloney.  I'm morally obligated.



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Me, too.  We have to try and figure this out....



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Should I catch Olympus beforehand?



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Awesome! What's it like working in Hollywood or, uhm, London?

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Should I catch Olympus beforehand?

HAHAHAHahahahaha

ahahhaha

 

wwwoooo

 

If you want. Not required. 

 

I think one bit of dialog I wrote survived. Seriously, there's not much me in it.



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Just the tip?
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Should I catch Olympus beforehand?

HAHAHAHahahahaha

ahahhaha

 

wwwoooo

 

If you want. Not required. 

 

I think one bit of dialog I wrote survived. Seriously, there's not much me in it.

 

That's the answer I wanted to hear.



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Should I catch Olympus beforehand?

Here ya go, everything you need to know:

 


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I had nothing to do with that one





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