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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:16 AM

I'm in touch with a very successful (and talented) Hollywood screenwriter

through a third party mutual friend.
The repeal of DOMA gave me an idea for a movie.
It's kind of been done before, but I have a couple of new twists.
I'll keep you posted.

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Reply I'm in touch with a very successful (and talented) Hollywood screenwriter (Original post)
trof Jun 2013 OP
Xyzse Jun 2013 #1
Arugula Latte Jun 2013 #2
trof Jun 2013 #3
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #4
nolabear Jun 2013 #5
Callalily Jun 2013 #6
trof Jun 2013 #8
Callalily Jun 2013 #10
trof Jun 2013 #13
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #7
datasuspect Jun 2013 #9
Callalily Jun 2013 #11
Ava Jun 2013 #12

Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:26 AM

1. Awesome sauce!

Good luck.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:45 AM

2. Did you see this?

 

Here's your blueprint from The Onion:

WASHINGTON—Shortly after turning in dissenting opinions in landmark federal rulings today that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and conferred full federal benefits to married same-sex couples, Supreme Court justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John G. Roberts, and Samuel Alito reportedly realized today that they would someday be portrayed as villains in an Oscar-winning film about the fight for marriage equality. “Oh, God, the major social ramifications, the political intrigue, all the important people involved in the case—I’m going to be played by some sinister character actor in a drama with tons of award buzz, aren’t I?” said Scalia, joining his fellow dissenting justices in realizing they would be antagonists in a film potentially titled Defense Of Marriage and probably written by Tony Kushner. “I’m going to be portrayed as a closed-minded Neanderthal and the very symbol of backward thinking. And at the end of the movie, when my character realizes he’s on the wrong side of history, the audience will feel emotionally fulfilled because the hero attorney, probably played by George fucking Clooney, will have won. Great.” While they added that they aren’t looking forward to being vilified on screen, Scalia, Roberts, Alito, and Thomas all agreed that the movie would probably be pretty good, and that they could see Paul Dano getting his first Academy Award nomination for his supporting role as a gay rights crusader.


http://www.theonion.com/articles/scalia-thomas-roberts-alito-suddenly-realize-they,32972/

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:40 PM

3. That's good, but my idea isn't quite like that.

It does involve two elderly gentlemen.
Think more like "The Sunshine Boys".
Don't want to give the plot away yet.
Lurkers steal ideas.

I'm thinking Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro.
They may not yet be quite old enough, but makeup can fix that.
And 'acting' will take care of the rest.
Remember Dustin Hoffman's aging in "Little Big Man"?

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:49 PM

4. that is really cool, trof ... connections - you got 'em!



definitely keep us/me updated because I have an idea for a movie w/ sequels, even and I would love to see it happen

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:21 AM

5. Good luck. Sounds like fun.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:15 AM

6. Awesome! Wishing you success!

Will we get a discount on our tickets when we go see the movie?!?!?

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Response to Callalily (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:44 AM

8. You can be my guest at the premier.

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Response to trof (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:49 PM

10. ;-) My sequined, strapless

number is waiting in the wings. Please be sure to inform Mrs. trof!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 06:37 PM

13. Not to worry. She;s very broad minded.

No pun intended.

The sequined strapless sounds fine.
I'm thinking white tie and tails for me?

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:32 AM

7. That's great. Good luck!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:53 AM

9. don't worry about an idea being done before

 

just have a cute "mascot" animal, a crisis between spouses or between parent and child, a crisis in the narrative that must be overcome, resolution of the main crisis in the narrative brings everyone back together.

everyone laughs at something the mascot animal (super cute) does.

the end.

i'm thinking vince vaughn and the nose dude that do tons of movies together.

maybe get wes anderson on board.

i will accept 15% of the gross, foreign distribution, merchandising, dvd, and a flat fee to get started.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:56 PM

11. I totally concur with datasuspect.

My mom grew up in Nazi Germany and as an adult she loved to write and actually wrote a column for the local paper. My siblings and I always encouraged her to write about her upbringing, what is was like to be young and then a teen during that era. She would always say that others have written about those experiences and no one wants to hear about them anymore, but she was wrong. I often wish that she had been more candid with us. A totally lost youth on her part growing up during that time period. And frankly to this day it is so difficult for me to imagine how she felt, how she dealt with all that was going on around her during those tender years while the world was in utter turmoil. *big sigh*

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Response to trof (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:22 PM

12. very cool!

i have a feeling that films will have more and more socially progressive plot lines in the coming years. too often they get labled LGBTQ films and aren't considered "mainstream", but that'll change.

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