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Old 01-02-2018, 03:09 AM   #31
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I'm confused.... you did not see any of the Star wars movies? How can you give them as a example?
In defense of Panos, he can have knowledge of Lucas without seeing
any of the Star Wars movies.
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Old 01-02-2018, 04:38 AM   #32
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In defense of Panos, he can have knowledge of Lucas without seeing
any of the Star Wars movies.
Yes its possible. My judgment of George Lucas is based on Redletermedia, the people vs George Lucas, David Linch about George Lucas and a Interview with Oprah... I see a man that plays the victim card and has no respect for the people that help build the first 3 movies.

Lets get back on topic. Silent Running is the first script from Deric Washburn and Michael Cimino.


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Old 01-02-2018, 06:39 AM   #33
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I'm confused.... you did not see any of the Star wars movies? How can you give them as a example?
Knowing the story behind the fight he gave to sold his scifi movie is completely irrelevant to having seen the movies!!!
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Lets get back on topic. Silent Running is the first script from Deric Washburn and Michael Cimino.
Panos is right; I do have a lot of passion on this topic - not to prove I'm
right but to be clear.

"Silent Running" is not a big budget with scenes on different planets,
many weapons, futuristic buildings, lots of characters. It was made for
one million (six million today) only $300,000 more than "THX 1138"
one year earlier. Only one set and only four actors.

I hope you're still following this thread, Victor. Both of Feutus Lapdance's
examples show a beginning writer can sell a Sci-Fi script. These examples
(including my example of "Le Dernier Combat") show that a script from a
beginning writer should be low budget with few characters and few sets.

BTW: I've read the first 20 pages of your script. So far I like it. You are a
good writer.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:17 PM   #35
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I remember THX 1138 having lots of bald extra's, robot cops and a exploding car.... (script could have been better.... so sad his girlfriend ends up dissected, very dissatisfy't with that )

More examples of smaller first time SF scripts (or surreal movies, depend how you look at them): Stalker, Beyond the Black Rainbow, Turbo Kid and Event Horizon.
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I still follow this thread.. Thank you for your helpful replies here! Directorik, thank you for your kind words! It means a lot to me...
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I apologize for replying to this thread after such a long while, but I just found an article, and I don't know what to think...
http://www.greenlightmymovie.com/is-...y-good-enough/
(The "Go for Broke" part)
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:58 PM   #38
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I apologize for replying to this thread after such a long while, but I just found an article, and I don't know what to think...
http://www.greenlightmymovie.com/is-...y-good-enough/
(The "Go for Broke" part)
Don't worry too much about that part.
I think it translates into: 'if it is just funny, it can be funnier', etc, 'so keep improving'.
But when it is about large vs huge, I think it is written to challenge you not to cripple yourself by toning down and deciding what can and cannot be done. At least not in the first draft. Prentend everything is possible and write the most exciting script you can write!
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I agree with Walter's wise words.
You might end up with 2 versions, big & low budget.
It'll be a good exercise for your creativity to scale things down.
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