This is a club for people who want honest reviews of their script,
Please review scripts on the following criteria.
Would you watch it? Please answer yes, no, or not sure. And be honest.
Do you think other people would watch it? Yes, no, or not sure.
If it's a comedy, was it funny?
If it was a horror movie, was it scary?
The same thing for other genres.
And please post a more elaborate review in the project forum of the projects you review.
I'm looking for a review swap based on these rules.
My quick answer to almost any project is: no, I would not watch it. Besides novel adaptations or films closely based on real life, the least we know about the plot, the better viewing experience. Hollywood movies are already too predictable as to go there having read the script.
That said, whatever movie Amazon Studios finally produces, I would like to watch. Also if a movie by Scott, Lauri, Gary, Chris, Alex, Marty came up, I would certainly be intrigued to watch it. Even if Calvin made a movie, I would watch, at least the first 5 minutes.
I don't watch movies because of the plot, but because of the people involved in the project (mainly directors and actors). I want the plot to be as much of a mystery as possible. If Scorsese or Eastwood directs the movie, yes, I'll watch it.
I wasn't interested in watching The Social Network when it came out to theaters. Nonetheless, I watched it on DVD when it was a new release. It blew me away. I watched it 4 times in 24 hours. And I knew at the first watch that it would win Oscars for writing and editing. Reading a script like that before it gets produced would also be a marvelous thing, but I'm pretty sure there isn't a single script of that level in here.
Why are you on here then Mr. Falcon? Oh, and I reviewed your script Lee.
Not interested in The Social Network Ed? Have you ever heard of David freaking Fincher! Anything with his name attached warrants an automatic viewing from me. And yes I agree, that movie blew me away as well.
I didn't love everything by Fincher, but precisely what made me shy away from it was the subject matter and the (perceived) plot, not the director or writer.
I decide to answer the original question, because many people ask that "Would you watch this movie?" neglecting that rarely does nayone read the script and then watch the movie, and neglecting that the best script or idea produced by incompetent people is going to be terrible. And that very simples stories made by the right people can be an excellent watch.
I find it that most times when I decide to watch an American movie because of an intriguing plot synopsis and that I don't know about the directors or actors, it turns out to be a bad movie. And yet another thing to consider is the financial aspect of watching movies in the cinema. Most people cannot afford anymore more than a handful of tickets, so one has to be very selective.
By the way Jared, I'm here since December 2010 and if you go to my page you'll realize why I'm here. Because I'm a fricking writer and filmmaker that has submitted a lot of projects to AS.
So.. If you already are making it big.... Why are you not letting the others who are not in the spotlight get a foot in the door?
How is he stopping anyone from getting their foot in the door?
here is a free screenwriting program that might help eliminate screenplay format errors
good point. sorry for the rude comment.
Has anybody tried the Final Draft Writer app for the iPad? Just wondering if it's worth the $30 ($50 on October 1).
Forgot the link:
I'm thinking about it. I heard it's efficient, though you can't change the template - so if you want to double-space before scene headings, for instance, you can't (you'd need to fix it later on some other device). I think it's more effective for someone who already has Final Draft on their main computer, and is looking for a way to write on the go.
Making it big? I have a filmography, but I don't have money in the bank, nor do I get the opportunities I still try to get.
Marty had directed a $5,000,000 movie before coming to this contest, along with hundreds of commercials, and still he came here with enough modesty, he invested all his experience and talent, resources, contacts, and a lot of money, won $200,000 (two first prizes) and his project is being developed here. It's feasible that we'll see it in the big screen and yes, that's a movie I would like to see, because I witnessed Marty's process and I competed against him and he beat me. And he still participates in this forum and has all the right (I'd say even the obligation) to continue to do so. Same thing for Scott, who already won $50,000 at Amazon, and that doesn't stop him for giving his comments (often insightful and interesting) in most threads.
There are many writing and filmmaking forums out there, but I choose to be here, because of all the time, effort and networking that I already invested since December 2010.
Also, maybe I have something interesting to say, even when I don't agree with something. The opposite view is always interesting. And someone may learn something.
Ed, you bad: "Even if Calvin made a movie, I would watch, at least the first 5 minutes."
Lurvvee it ;0