Scripting the scripty script?
May 19, 2004 9:56 AM Subscribe
Speaking of movie scripts, recently a concept for one barged it's way into my head - without even wiping it's feet. There it was. I assume that, in such cases, it's who you know that is important. So - not knowing anyone - I wonder if I should bother (more inside), but I do feel like developing it a bit. Should I noodle out the minutia of dialogue or simply focus on the broad concept ?
posted by troutfishing to media & arts (19 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This one whacked me in the head while I wasn't looking, and i sort of like "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid" meets "You've got mail" meets Monty Python....a warmhearted international romantic comedy of errors, about technology, assumptions, and (of course) unexpected love - but not wholly declawed and with some sharp political edges. I dubbed it "You've got scam!". The same day it hit me, I scrawled out over thirty pages at the beach and it didn't even blow away, nor did any stray dogs piss on it. I have no idea what to do (never having even considered the thought of writing a screenplay let alone a comedy) other than to let it sulk and whine whilst I feed it scraps of time here and there. Obviously, I'm being cagey about the idea itself.