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03-17-2010 06:43 PM
03-17-2010 07:02 PM
There were certainly a lot more solid entries in this fest than in others. It was hard for me to even pin down a solid top 10 let alone a top 15. Usually it's very evident which ones are favorites, but this time... seriously: wow. And you're right Jason, I don't have a clue how well Bartholomew Saxton would have placed in this fest at all despite the differences in number of entries.
At least we didn't have anyone "raising the STEAKS" in this fest.
03-17-2010 07:50 PM
Now that you have all gotten over your loss. Check out the ScriptFest. They're ain't many to read. That was a terrible transition and pitch. I'll leave that to Rodney from now on.
03-17-2010 08:05 PM
34th.. me and scott were bros and stuck it out together.. haha
03-17-2010 09:49 PM
Dude I totally get you. So many comments in my thread were about what people would have like to see... the girl somehow overcomes and the witch loses... but instead the witch wins. All they wanted to leave with was a good feeling, not a big let down. Resolution leaves people more satisfied and psychologically they can say "that was a good story"... leaving it open ended... to be continued... well it's just a "so what now?" kind of scenario....
We need "Feel Good Fest"...
03-17-2010 09:50 PM
I don't know about that... I think it should be "Feel Miserable Whats the Point of it All fest"
03-17-2010 09:57 PM
Well I deleted my post thinking It would come across as me bashing people since nobody responded to what I said. I don't want to be the online jerk.
I guess I'll repost it....
I think it gets back to what people want to watch without being forced to watch it. Many people are watching things because they are encouraged to. If you look at the top 10, they are for the most part enjoyable somewhat mainstream concepts that people would check out if they didn't have to. They'd also get pretty great word of mouth.
Dead Drop - dougspice (action film with an explosion)
LAWLESS - Marlon Ladd (western hero, good guy wins)
Little Voice - Alex Jeffery (hears a voice, love wins in the end)
Occupational Hazards - Tim Joy (funny buddy cone comedy)
ROM - Ben Sliker (sci-fi father/son film)
The Dinner Guest - DC Ninjas (twisted boy meets family tale)
The Indispensable Chaucer - jared.c.rogers (suspenseful drama)
The Slice - lyonfilms (professional Jim Henson styled puppet comedy)
Voices From The Dark - AJ Brooks (suspenseful drama)
xepoj - namelok (cinematic foreign love story)
For the most part the people that are suppose to win, do win in the end. You're left with a good feeling. It's when you leave people with anything other than that good feeling, you are breaking some unwritten rule on storytelling.
I think if you choose to go outside of the above, you have to do it because you really love and want to tell the story regardless of its wide acceptance or not.
Many people that come home from a long day at work/school don't want to come home and watch a movie about someone cutting themself. Or conspiracy theories or about a space guy who dies in the end. They want that happy ending. Those stories aren't mainstream and in many ways the votes show what sells and why Hollywood doesn't make those types of films as much.
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