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What's to say? I love movies and I love writing. Why Amazon would start a film studio baffles me, but I'm thankful that they did as I've exhausted my industry connections in Roswell, GA. I welcome the chance to have my work read by someone other than my wife and younger brother, who both insist that Caddyshack and / or Breakin 2: Electric Bugaloo are the best movie(s) ever made. And, I look forward to collaborating with others on their projects.

Beyond that, I'm a triple black belt film geek and welcome the chance to get to know you all.
 

Reviews Richard Has Written

THE NIGHT RUNNER Video 1 - TEASER

5 stars
December 30, 2011

THE NIGHT RUNNER, Justa's 2nd Draft

6 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Greatly Improved

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February 13, 2011
Erica, Maria - I think the 3rd act is greatly improved. The cool part of this collaboration has been seeing how different choices play out - I really like your whole introduction of the Dracula mythology and how you tie it up. Nicely done.
 

ZERO HOURS, Jiggs's Original Draft

2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

A worth successor to Dr. Strangelove?

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5 stars
 
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February 03, 2011
I love Kubrick and Sellers - Dr. Strangelove was a very important movie to me. My understanding and appreciation of it has deepened over the years. When I read you script, I immediately recognized the same kind of smart, observant and nuanced humor. I don't make the comparison lightly, but because of the quality of JGs work. That isn't to say that ZH isn't orginal - because it absolutely is. But, it shares a common sensibility with Strangelove and that won me over.

I encourage everyone to read this script. If you're a fan of topical, smart comedy - you'll love this script. It's truly a gem here at Amazon and I predict will do very well.
 

The Playground, Brad's 3rd Draft

3 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Really Good Children's Fantasy

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5 stars
 
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4 stars
 
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February 03, 2011
Brad you did a wonderful job. Formatting and mechanical issues aside, you wrote an imaginative and epic story that reminded me of classics such as The Never Ending Story and The Princess Bride without being derivative. This is a big movie and a world I think children and adults will want to visit over and over again. Well done!
 

THE NIGHT RUNNER, Justa's 1st Draft

4 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Really cool take...

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5 stars
 
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February 01, 2011
I knew Erica and Maria would have an interesting and original take on this story. I like a lot of where you've taken the story, Amy's journey and the antagonist. I'm not going to reveal more than that... Everyone should read for themselves! :-)
 

Villain, James's Table Read

4 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Super job!

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February 01, 2011
Really smooth and well done. Thought the actors did a great job using their voices to create the characters.
 

Favorite Movies

Anything by Steven Spielberg
Anything by George Lucas
Anything by Richard Donner
Anything by Martin Scorsese
Anything by Francis Ford Coppola
Anything by Frank Capra
Anything by John Ford
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Kahn
 

Influences

It's lame, because it is what so many people say, but if I said anyone other than Steven Spielberg, I'd be lying. The first movie I ever owned was Raiders of the Lost Ark. The second was Jaws. The third was ET. I'm in deep with Uncle Steve for life.
 

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