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Block Closed for Gritty, Hard-Edged Tale
"It turns out that if you give 100 monkeys 100 typewriters, eventually they'll turn out the work of Tarantino."
Welcome to ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? Theatre
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Look, Mr. Frodo--a plot device!
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Good Cop/Hollywood Cop: "Confess or my partner will make you read his screenplay."
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"I've got bad news and even worse news: The bad news is that your script is shallow, offensive garbage. The worse news is that we're offering you ten million for it, which will probably ruin you forever as a writer. Sorry I had to be the one to do this to
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"I started in advertising, then I wandered in the desert for forty years. Now I'm a screenwriter."
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"So, do you see yourself as a car valet who writes screenplays or a screen writer who parks cars?"
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"I couldn't tell if it was a fable or it was badly written."
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Meet The People in the Bookstore Café Staring at Their Laptops 2-4 p.m.
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In the screenwriters guild, Secretary is the most coveted position.
"Richard has quite an ear for dialogue."
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'Mom, dad, it's time for me to know the truth. . . was I adapted?'
"People, we're writing a reality show. Use some imagination!"
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'We don't know what the final result will look like, but the movie rights have already been optioned.'
'Personally, I love your script, but Rex is pretty certain he smells a bomb!'
"Yes! They want to keep my script for a couple more weeks! Something about a wobbly desk."
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'CHICK-FLICK' MALE LEAD CHARACTER ARC.
Man writing at laptop says: 'It's a UK road movie ??" to give it more scale, I'm making the characters three inches tall.'
"See, that's the problem with you new breed. You take rejection too personally."
"'Goodbye' - is that all I say?"
"Actually it's a brand new comedy about a rag and bone man who goes to jail."
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