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    high roller final.GIF

    HIGH ROLLER

    it's about rolling the dice



    (new logline - thanks, KhamIsk)
    Last edited by Egg Born Son; 09-05-2012 at 03:06 AM. Reason: add poster


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    Been driving all day. The main characters' motivations and key plot elements have been coalescing in my mind as I get around doing mundane tasks. Gotta write them down before I lose them! Gone a bit cold on my working title but it will do for now.


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    Well, when I opened the thread I initially misread the title as 'Dicking with the Devil', so how about going with that? ;)


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    That was quick...logline is intriguing.
    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swopiv View Post
    Well, when I opened the thread I initially misread the title as 'Dicking with the Devil', so how about going with that? ;)
    In a trend reversal this the dramatic parody of the porn film you mention.


    Got fired up after work. Already written act I, roughed out act II and outlined the third. Key characters are shaping nicely, haven't decided whether to play the devil literally or not but the thematically this is my take on a well worn idea. Main themes of addiction, temptation and rock bottom through the lens of devil-related folklore. Need to work up a new logline. And a new title. Two locations. Three or four speaking parts and four extras. Was originally planning on a ghost stry but the games requirement put me in mind first of Fritz Lieber's 'Gonna Roll Dem Bones', which lead to Milton's 'Paradise Lost', various incarnations of 'Faust', and a number of devil themed songs such as The Devil Went Down Georgia and Crossroads. Oh, and a poster.


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    Nice!
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    The first image i had was the Seventh Seal, but naturally that a games of chess against death, rather than the devil. Many confuse them.

    I love the idea that someone has;

    1 got themselves into a position where they can confront the devil
    2 face up to him/her/it
    3 challenge it to a game, rather run away etc

    Says a lot about the character, the needs, the desires. I can see the parallel with addition.

    Interesting one to consider. Sounds longer than five pages!


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    Yes! I was hoping someone would square off against the devil in a game of chance.

    When I read the contest rules I immediately thought of "Devil Went Down to Georgia".
    So, you hate your job? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYONE. We meet at the bar at 5:00.


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    Why do you think I had to get my thread up so quick

    Actually I had the Fritz Lieber story floating around in my head already when this came up. I had been chasing a copy for one of the other short stories in it and I couldn't remember the title or the anthology. Thanks to this fest it triggered the title which lead me to find the book I read 20+ years ago. I win.

    I've only got mini-act III to go and then hopefully I'll have time for at least two complete re-writes before the deadline. Hoping to get it to come in at 13 pages for fest-topic symmetry! It's looking like it will be 15 so far before I trim the fat. Could probably get it down to 10 or 11 if I tried. Need to lock in a logline, make a poster and finalise a title but the writing has been flowing and I don't want to interrupt it.
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    Poster up. Doesn't entirely capture the feel of the piece, may even be a touch misleading but there it is. It took two hours and I like it so it stays.

    First draft finished. More by accident than design it turned in at exactly 13 pages. Going to lose two days to drinking over the weekend but that still leaves enough time for at least one rewrite.

    The title's okay, could be better but I'm sticking with it.
    2 main characters, 2 minor characters, 5 extras.
    3 indoor and 1 outdoor location in a single venue (club/bar).
    Minor makeup effects, practical or just a few frames of cgi.
    If buckets of blood are a requirement I'm screwed.


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