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Moses and the Screenwriter: 'Accurate-Shmaccurate...if you want this story to sell, it needs some punching up.'
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"Look, babe. At this point, you've reinvented yourself so many times you're back to who you were at the start."
"It's like 'Family Circus' meets 'The Wire,' but on a cruise ship."
Tags:crossover, crossovers, mashup, mashups, pitch, pitches, pitch meeting, pitch meetings, tv show, tv shows, television show, television shows, sales pitch, sales pitches, studio executive, studio executives, movie studio, movie studios, screenwriter, screenwriters, idea, ideas, inspiration, inspirations, hollywood, hollywood executive, hollywood executives, combination, combinations, weird combination, weird combinations, movie, movies, movie studio, movie studios, pitch idea, pitch ideas, pitching ideas, pitch meeting, pitch meetings, writer, writers, author, authors
"We are in the bear's house. Goldilocks has just eaten a bowl of porridge. Papa Bear enters."
Tags:fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, fairy-tale, fairy-tales, fairy story, fairy stories, bedtime story, bedtime stories, goldilocks and the three bears, goldilocks, script, scripts, screenwriter, screenwriters, story teller, story tellers, story telling, kid, kids, dad, dads, father, fathers, fatherhood
"It turns out that if you give 100 monkeys 100 typewriters, eventually they'll turn out the work of Tarantino."
Dustin Lance Black
"It's supposed to be a comedy, so I've had Steve, here, red-flag the funny parts."
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"Which should we go see: the straight romantic comedy where the heroine's best friend is a gay man, or the gay romantic comedy where the hero's best friend is a straight woman?"
Tags:foil, foils, review, reviews, newspaper, news, paper, papers, love, loving, romance, romantic, romancing, dates, dating, loves, loved, boyfriend, boyfriends, husband, husbands, gay, gay marriage, mlm, man loving man, lgbt, lgbtq, lgbtq+, inclusive, inclusivity, cinema, movie, movies, film, films, include, included, extrapolate, date, straight, married, married life, romcom, romcoms, romantic comedy, cliche, cliches, cliched, unoriginal, unoriginality, hollywood, screenwriter, screenwriters, screenplay, screenplays
"Now, for God's sake, leave the irony to the people who can handle it."
"He's done it your majesty! He's turned lead into a screenplay!"
Tags:screenplay, screenplays, screen writer, screen writers, screenwriter, screenwriters, alchemy, alchemist, alchemists, wizard, wizards, magician, magicians, film industry, the film industry, movie industry, the movie industry, bad idea, bad ideas, producer, producers, movie producer, movie producers, film producer, film producers, king, kings, royal, royals, royalty
Look, Mr. Frodo--a plot device!
Tags:lord of the rings, frodo, frodo baggins, tolkien, j.r. tolkien, god, gods, deus ex machina, miracle, miracles, scooter, scooters, motor scooter, motor scooters, plot device, writing, writers, author, authors, screenwriting, screenwriters, screenwriter, god in the machine, gimmick, gimmicks, literary tools, literary tool, literary technique, literary techniques
"Hello. I'm director Bob ('Blue Fires') Munsey and this is screenwriter Doris ('Highway to Nowhere') Winslow."
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"Oh, pardon me. That's not the menu , that's my screenplay."
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Blank Books, Blank Screenplays
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"If Neil Simon's going to keep writing them, we're going to keep seeing them."
Good Cop/Hollywood Cop: "Confess or my partner will make you read his screenplay."
Tags:screenplay, screenplays, screen play, screen plays, screen-play, screen-plays, la, l.a., screenwriter, screenwriters, screenwriting, screen-writing, screen-writer, screen-writers, script, scripts, interrogation, interrogations, interrogating, good cop, bad cop, good cops, bad cops, interrogation technique, interrogation techniques, confession, confessions, confessing, hollywood
"Is this the wobbly table? I'll put my screenplay under this leg."
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"Damn it, Eddie, you told me this script was stupid."
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Francis Ford Coppola
"Would you mind?"