Don't talk about being a screenwriter. Sit your ass in the chair, and even if it takes you ten years -- or nine years, like it took me -- to start working as a professional, develop and hone your skills. Don't think that the first thing you're gonna write is gonna sell for a million dollars, 'cause I got news for you: It ain't.
When you're trying to figure out and crack that story --
ASK YOURSELF --
WHAT IF THIS HAPPENS?
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more.
DR. R QUINCY, M. E.
Gentlemen, you are about to enter the most important
and fascinating sphere of police work: the world of
forensic medicine, where untold victims of many homicides
will reach back from the grave and point back a finger
accusingly at their assailant.
It's Christmas Eve! It's... it's the one night of the
year when we all act a little nicer, we... we... we
smile a little easier, we... w-w-we... we... we cheer
a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole
year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be!
Folks, my firm's done a tremendous amount of marketing
research and we've discovered two critical things, one; most
Americans feel that Christmas is a time for family. Two; most
Americans feel that in order to stand being around their family,
for even one or two days, they need to swill as much alcohol as
You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond
it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension
of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of
both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just
crossed over into
The Twilight Zone.
THE CONTROL VOICE
There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do
not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling
transmission. We will control the horizontal. We will
control the vertical. We can change the focus to a soft
blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour,
sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear.
You are about to participate in a great adventure.You
are about to experience the awe and mystery which
reaches from the inner mind to...
The Outer Limits.
Rats. Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost
wish there weren't a holiday season. I know nobody likes
me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?
He puzzled and puzzed till his puzzler was sore. Then
the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. Maybe
Christmas, he thought... doesn't come from a store. Maybe
Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!
The Black List is out -- Interesting
I haven't read any of these.
Purely basing my reaction on the title and loglines.
What I found intriguing.
If I was sitting at my desk in a studio.
I have no idea if any of these have been picked up already.
Well done. To all those involved.
Want to write animated movies?
You stink. You smell like beef and
cheese! You don't smell like Santa.
Nice night for a walk, eh?
Terminator stops right in front of them.
(without inflec- tion)
Nice night for a walk.
They surround him, all swagger and malign good humor.
Washday tomorrow, huh? Nothing clean, right?
Terminator eyes them without expression, unhurried. Reptilian.
Nothing clean. Right.
Hey, I think this guy's a couple cans short of a six-pack.
Terminator turn to the second punk, ignoring the others.
Your clothes. Give them to me.
The punks exchange glances, dismayed.
Fuck you, asshole.
Give up the halfling, She-Elf.
She draws her sword and yells at the WITCH KING.
If you want him, come and claim him.
Well, I would greatly like to oblige, Mr. Collins,
but I cannot make this reindeer fly.
I didn't think so.
He only flies on Christmas Eve.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss perspective - within a scene and the overall story.
Scriptnotes: Episode 67
No, sir. But sometimes seeing is believing.
And sometimes the most real things in the
world are the things we can't see.
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