trouble you are having getting people to take a look
at "Hammer" really bites. I wonder what the
there a particular "type" of film that these
film festivals go for, or some particular criteria?
It really baffles me, since it's not like indie festivals
are looking for big budget films, or "Pearl Harbor"-like
plots. In fact, most indie films I've seen, good or
bad, don't seem to have any sort of "catchy"
plot or theme. "Brothers McMullen," for example
- "3 brothers mull meaning of life and love...."
I mean, "the end of the folk music movement"
is at least an interesting notion, whether the film
is any good or not. Plus I'm sure that "Hammer's"
prodution values must be pretty decent, since it was
not inexpensive to film, and you're not exactly inexperienced.
what do you suspect the problem is?
wish I knew. I thought "Running Time" was
the perfect festival film and it didn't get into any
big festivals, either. There's three distinct possibilities:
1.) My films suck, 2.) My films are too edgy and intelligent
for these festivals, or 3.) There's a conspiracy against
me, widespread, deep and vast. None of these answers
truly satisfy me, though.
too liked "Moulin Rouge". I didn't know it
was a remake. John Huston did it too?
would you say you're having the toughest time selling
"If I Had A Hammer" out of all of your films?
What's the next step if there are no festivals? Hope
the Chicago one works out.
a good one.
not sure what I do next. I haven't had a very good time
trying to sell any of my movies. So far I haven't been
able to get any ditributors to even watch the film.
My friend said that if you keep repeating the same action
hoping for a different result, that's a sign of insanity.
It sounds like my film career. BTW, I don't think I'm
going to send the film to the Chicago Flim Festival.
yes, John Huston made "Moulin Rouge" in 1952
with Jose Ferrer as Toulouse-Lautrec. It won several
Oscars for costumes and art direction.
quick question. Just wondering your opinion on Henry
Hathaway and both "Call Northside 777" with
James Stewart and "Legend Of The Lost" with
really did a tremendous job in that film, he had a certain
edge that was quite fun to watch.
like Henry Hathaway a lot, particularly: "The Real
Glory" (1939), "The House on 92nd Street"
(1945), "Kiss of Death" (1947), "Call
Northside 777" (1948), "Down to the Sea in
Ships" (1950), "Fourteen Hours" (1951),
"The Desert Fox" (1951), "Seven Thieves"
(1960), "Nevada Smith" (1966), and "True
Grit" (1969). I've never seen "Legend of the
Lost." I think Hathaway had this tremendous, no-nonsense
style that gets right to the point and moves on. He
was a very snappy, believable director.
to a friend and her satellite dish I've just viewed
"Soul Possession" a bit early. It was great
seeing Ares back to his conniving, manipulative, malevolent
self. Thanks for making our last look at Ares a classic.
been so impressed with the acting talent in New Zealand
throughout the run of Hercules and Xena, and Kevin Smith
certainly seems to be a standout in that category. If
you had the chance, what kind of film would you direct
again for "Soul Posession"
it is, Kevin ought to have a scene with his shirt off,
he really is in great shape. Kevin has a terrific sense
of comedy -- I just love his ad lib line when Xena kicks
him in the head and he says, "That's gonna leave
a mark," as well as his delivery of the line (also
an ad lib) "Call me."
Dear Josh: Hi Josh,
noticed your link section has links to your actor/director
friends' sites. Would it be possible to also include
some of your all time favorite places to visit online?
Like your fav movie info sites, chat rooms, discussion
boards, etc.? Where do you hang out online?
don't. I don't go to any of those places. I answer my
email and get the hell off-line. I do look things up
and snatch photos from IMDB.
did Sam Raimi think of Pearl Harbor? When you and your
old film buds go to the movies together, do you guys
have coffee or something afterwards to discuss the film
liked PH, but he's always been a supporter of big Hollywood
nonsense. We did not have a cup of coffee after the
movie, although I suggested it, but Sam had to go.
few simple questions dealing with Xena.
heard it spoken many times about Xena that Lucy and
Renee never do any actual nude scenes in the show. It's
either shot with hidden clothing or doubles. My question
is, given there have been a few episodes that you've
done that had Xena and/or Gab naked, who was it that
initially informed you that Lucy and Renee didn't personally
do any of the nude scenes themselves (since it would
appear you as a director would need to know that info
to figure out how to shoot it)? Did Lucy and Renee let
you know that themselves or did someone else fill you
in on that.
deals with the read-through's done with the episodes.
It was explained that the actual read-through is done
for an episode while they are filming the episode prior.
Just out of curiousity, do you know what episode they
were filming when ya'll did the read-through for "Soul
Possession"? Also, do you know what episode they
did the read-through for while you were filming "SP".
I know the finale was the last 2 episodes filmed, but
do you know if there was another episode filmed after
"SP", but prior to the finale?("Many
Happy Returns" with Alex Tydings perhaps?)
about the ending of "SP". Given Harry(Xena'soul)
and Mattie(Gab's soul) were married, and given that
the souls were switched between Harry and Annie in the
episode; does this now mean that Annie(Xena's soul)
and Mattie(Gab's soul) are now married since Annie is
now the actual person(soul) that Mattie married, just
in a different body?
had to inform me of how nudity would be handled, it's
an issue the producers, the costume designer and I are
dealing with from the outset of pre-production. Generally,
you use flesh-colored diving suits, although sometime
it's simply little tiny bikinis. That episode I did,
"Kindred Spirits," with all the young naked
Amazons at the beginning was a much bigger hassle than
anything with Lucy and Renee.
the read-throughs, I don't know what was going on before
me, but after the ep was called "Three Bags Full"
with a cute young girl that's to be sacrificed.
as to whose soul is whose, and who is with whom? You
Great "Essay"! As I am neither a screenwriter
or any kind of a writer for that matter I don't know
where to start or look for information on my movie idea.
Any info would be helpful.
for your time!
write "Essay" like it's the name of something.
Which essay? Any info on what? I guess you're not a
writer, because you couldn't any less clear in four
lines than you've been.
got a big surprise this weekend when I went to see "Moulin
Rouge." I actually enjoyed it. There was actually
some wit, intelligence and a story to go with all of
the gorgeous eye candy. And using the anachronistic
songs worked, too.
know, I always wondered how they found enough movie
reviewer whores to say good things about crap like "Pearl
Harbor." Then I read an item in USA Today where
Sony Pictures admitted that one of the newspaper reviewers
they're always quoting in their ads is just a product
of their publicity department. The only thing that surprised
me is that there's just one of these phony reviewers.
Where's a special prosecutor when you need one?
does it ever get better? Or do crap kings like Michael
Bay win in the end? Oh well, I'm looking forward to
your "Xena" swan song and "If I Had a
Enjoying the new Web site design, too.
glad to hear you liked "Moulin Rouge." I always
kind of liked John Huston's version. I was also amused
by Baz Luhrman's "Strictly Ballroom," and
Nicole Kidman is a babe, so
it seems possible that it's good.
it get any better? I believe it will, at some point.
Do the Michael Bay's of the world win and the Josh Beckers
lose? We'll see?
Campbell's book If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of
B-Movie actor just got released. Will you be adding
it to your reading list? Also will you ever write an
read the first draft and I will definitely read the
published version (he said he'd send me a signed copy).
I have already written one.
a word of thanks for sharing your memorable experiences.
I'm so glad you encouraged LL to smile as Xena. As the
seasons went on and things got more intense and darker,
I wished I could see that smile more. It was contagious!
Lucy has a big bright contagious smile.
(Scary) Mary Gilligan
just laughed out loud for 20 straight minutes reading
your Alaskan hitch-hiking diary. I think it's those
wacky, one-of-a-kind experiences you've had that make
you the interesting person and filmmaker you are today.
Man, if anyone else had written it I'd think it was
you bummed about Anthony Quinn dying the other day?
They were profiling him ad nauseum on NPR and I kept
remembering some of the things you told me about directing
him in the Hercules minotaur movie. What a character!
Shirley, I like the new home page a lot. It doesn't
seem "Christmas-y" to me, just bright. That's
a good thing, I'm sick of web pages with black backgrounds.
(Uh-oh, guess I'd better start updating my own!) That
picture of the slavedriver is great, though I'm a little
unnerved by the sight of a smiling Josh Becker.
thousand greetings. I'm glad you enjoyed the Alaska
Journal. That's what I wrote at the time, good or bad,
that's just how it was. Regarding the demise of my good
buddy Tony Quinn, you can't be all that surprised when
an 86-year old man dies. Besides, the son of a gun lived
three normal lives. I'm glad to have worked with him.
to you, Mary.
Mary, and re-"hi" (I don't know if you remember
but we corresponded briefly a few years ago). Brightening
up the front page was the slavedriver's idea, but I
do like it, too, now. I think he's smiling in that picture
because he's in his natural element: on a set in the
you know anything about Michael Bay? I didn't really
untill I read a piece on him in the new Rolling Stone
today. He is such a prick-assed yuppie that it makes
me furious. He actually says stuff like "My girlfriend
is fucking hot" and "I like to say the word
fuck a lot. It's a good word." and other 7th grade
worse Jerry Bruckheimer says he's the Spielberg of his
generation. I'm thinkin' you may be right about how
low the Hollywood standards are when I hear a well known
producer (who also makes shit) call the worst of the
A-list directors the next Spielberg...(and I know you
didn't like "Schindler's List", or "Pvt.
Ryan", but "Jaws", "Close Encounters"
and "Raiders" are great!
just so pissed off that I about chugged a 6 pack. Still
upset so I decided to write to the most pissed off movie
buff of all.
makes me real mad. What makes you madder? (The stupid
a good one.
thought Steven Spielberg was the Steven Spielberg of
this generation, I mean he is still working. Look, Bruckheimer
thinks that terrorists taking over a prison is a good
idea, so who gives a shit what he thinks? Bay and Bruckheimer
think a really beautiful, romantic line of dialog is
"Gee, you're pretty," so clearly these guys
are just LAME.
you please explain to me how do "set pieces"
in Star Wars obey a classical three act structure?
Thanks a lot!
can set pieces have any structure at all, they're just
sets with scenes in them. I suppose you could have a
big set piece within each of your acts. The question
doesn't make sense.
I live here in Chicago. I was wondering what movie you
were interested in entering in the film festival here?
know you stated you haven't had much luck with them.
sorry about that. Maybe one of these days, luck will
be with you.
good luck on your work. p.s. when is the chicago film
Chicago International Film Festival is Oct. 4-18. This
is their 37th year, they're an old festival, as festivals
The name of the film is "If I Had a Hammer."
Just dropping a line saying, that how having seen some
of your films, that you're an intelligent director,
who makes intelligent films. This is NOT a 'brownnose'
email, simply an opinion.It's refreshing to see such
matierial when the market is swamped with crap. Even
more grating are the in your face 'worthy' films,(witness
Pearl Harbour, somthing that could have been great,turned
into Disney syrup).thats it. all said.
hangin'. Yes, I'm an intelligent filmmaker caught in
the world of knuckleheads. There's an irony there, just
not a very good one.
response to the newsletter from the Shirlmeister asking
our opinions on the new look... I like the picture--looking
very jaunty and cavelier on the set. As for the color
scheme, it leans a bit towards "The Grinch Who
Stole Christmas" for my tastes, but it's not too
over the top. I'll give it a 9 out of 10 on technical
merit and a 6.9 on artistic marks. Good enough for the
bronze. Watch out for that East German judge though,
it's perhaps a tad on the Christmasy side, but I was
tired of the dark, gloomy, scowling look.
thanks. I was going for a 'Springtime in Jamaica' type
of look, but I must say I'm a lifelong fan of dear old
Dr. Seuss (may he rest in peace).
my name is mark ratzlaff. I am doing a Career Project
for school, the career I hope to get inot is directing.
For our projects we need to interview 2 people who are
currntly in the career of our choice. I was hoping that
maybe you could answer this list of interview questions
that I came up with to help me learn some more about
directing. If you could I would really appreciate it,
or if you don't want to or can't, could you please e-mail
me and tell me that you can't, or if you know anyone
else that might be able too. Thank you, Here are the
WHY DID YOU WANT TO GET INTO DIRECTING?
DID YOU GET INTO DIRECTING? DID YOU GO TO FILM SCHOOL?
OR STUDY SOMEWHERE ELSE?
YOU EXPLAIN THE PROCESS OF GETTING INTO THIS PROFESSION
FROM WHAT YOU DID AFTER HIGH SCHOOLTO GET TO WHERE YOU
WAS THE MOST FRUSTRATING OR DIFFICULT PART TO GET TO
WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
YOU EXPLAIN A TYPICAL DAY AT WORK?
WHAT YOU KNOW NOW, WOULD YOU CHOOSE THE SAME CAREER
YOU HAVE TO TAKE ANY BIG RISKS, ANY THAT YOU ARE GLAD
YOU TOOK,OR ANY REGRET?
SORT OF STRESSFUL ORDEALS MIGHT YOU BE FACED WITH IN
YOUR PROFFESSION REQUIRE YOU TO PUT IN EXTRA TIME? IF
SO HOW MUCH AND WHAT FOR?
ARE SOME SKILLS THAT HELP YOU IN THIS CAREER?
DO YOU LIKE THE MOST, AND THE LEAST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
KIND OF PEOPLE ARE YOU FACED WITH AT WORK?
KIND OF ENVIROMENT IS YOUR NORMAL WORKPLACE?
YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET INTO
YOU RECOMMEND ANY OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR THIS
Thanks again for taking the time. Hope you have a great
day. Thanks Bye!
hate this kind of crap, and I get particularly irritated
by your presumptuous attitude of, do this, do that,
then email me, then make some other Recommendations.
Sorry, not interested.
shucks. Hoping you'd make Telluride. That'd definately
be a good one to go to. What other festivals are you
thinking of? Sundance, AFI, Worldfest?
you should blast off a VHS to the New York Independent
Film and Video Festival. They'd be good. They are large
fest that gets a lot of attention from the distributors.
Someone there knows of me...They called me and wanted
me to send them my picture. If they have heard good
things about me (no idea whatsoever how in the hell
that happened, I've never even seen my movie with anyone
but the guys that helped me make it) then maybe you'd
really throw em. Look it up on the net if you're interested.
The deadline is this coming week. Hope something works
out with "HAMMER" for ya.
a good one.
don't have much luck with these festivals. I have the
entry form for the Chicago International Film Fest right
here and I may enter, I'm not sure.
about "Soul Possesion".
pic for the episode is out where Lucy is hopping out
of a cake in a 'whipped-cream' bikini. I'm sure you
know what I'm talking about. My questions is, what was
Lucy wearing when she did that? It looked like I saw
a flesh-colored bikini bottom on her lower half; couldn't
tell about her upper half. Did she have a flesh colored
bikini for her upper half as well, and was that real
whipped-cream, or just a specifically designed bikini
to look like that.
how many folks were on set for filming those types of
scenes where they are scantilly clad, and is there any
shyness on Lucy or Renee's part when they film those
types of scenes where they aren't wearing much?
whipped cream was really ski boot insulation applied
to a very tiny bikini, which can't be seen. As for modesty,
Lucy could seemingly care less who was on the set while
we were shooting. Lucy and Renee seemed to take being
scantily clad as part of their job and made absolutely
no issue about it. Lucy's scene popping out of the cake
is pretty funny, I think.
hope that a simple e-mail praising your work doesn't
seem like a waste of time to read. I just read Cycles
an enjoyed it immensely. Keep writing.
glad you enjoyed it. I had a good time writing it. I
still think it
would make a good, unique movie.
I was wondering about the Super8-version of "TSNKE"
that you did and what is the reason for not including
it on the dvd.
it because of Bruce Campbell's appearance in it and
that would have caused some payments for SAG or were
you the one that didn't want to show the short to everyone?
You seem to be quite honest about your filmmaking than
let's say...Spielberg, so it's a shame that the pilot-version
can't be seen.
tried to have it included on the DVD and Anchor Bay
wouldn't pay for the music rights. All of our Super-8
films are scored with music from other, bigger movies.
That's the problem.
to hear about Telluride. That bites. I live near Phoenix
so I hope you find a festival near there because I'm
dying to see it. Not that Arizona is a hotbed of cinematic
venues but one can hope. I heard you played RT in the
Saguaro Festival here but I'm not sure if that was true
or not. Your fans are pulling for you, noelle.
you. RT did show at the Saguaro Film Festival and won
first place, too.
Cynthia E. Jones
this is in respose to "Chopped Nuts" and his
girl-geek-directed question: Is it better to have women
written in as set-pieces in film, or being subjected
to a tough situation? The answer is obvious. I much
prefer "Ms. 45" or even "I Spit on Your
Grave" to "The Rock" or (insert action
film made in the last 20 years with female sexual sidekick
is of note here, though, to say this: Whenever a film
stars a woman, or has two women characters, it's called
a "chick flick." Movies like "Reservoir
Dogs," "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels,"
and the like tend to star nothing but men, yet no one
refers to them as "dick flicks." Is it then
therefore assumed that movies starring men appeal to
everyone, while well-written women's roles appeal only
upon a time, a film like "Mrs. Miniver" wasn't
considered a chick flick, just because it had a strong
female character in the title role. Perhaps the fault
lies in bad women's roles. If we saw them more often,
we wouldn't categorize them so readily. It's so easy
to dismiss a female in a film today as a romantic lead
to the "real" star, and nothing more. Ah...cinema.
Have you ever noticed how hard it is to find 10 actresses
to nominate for the Oscar each year? It's not the talent...it's
Josh, I'm happy to say that "Running Time"
had a well-written female character. I liked her a lot.
More importantly, I believed that she would exist.
although she is a cliche, the hooker with the heart
of gold. I tried to make her as real as I could within
that framework. My film "Hammer" has a very
strong female lead, I think. Much stronger, smarter
and more motivated than the male lead.
as a note to one and all, "If I Had a Hammer"
was turned down by the Telluride Film Festival yesterday.
I didn't. But like you said, "Oh well." Clevland
Smith, however, was interesting because I thought that
with your high standards, a slapstick comedy would be
above you. But it's good to know that you can ease up
and be silly.
see a lot of films with two director credits. What do
you think of those? Is it something that you would never
agree to? Do you think that they both have input about
all scenes, or do you think that they chop up the story
and take it piece by piece?
knows? In some cases one guy started it and another
guy finished it, like "Come and Get It" on
which William Wyler got co-director with Howard Hawks.
I have two short films where I took co-director with
Scott Spiegel, but by the third one we did together
I got sole director credit. Michael Powell and Emeric
Pressburger took co-director, writer, producer credits,
but everyone knew that Michael Powell did all the directing
and Pressburger did the writing. So, who knows?
Angela L. Wheaton
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you haven't had a flamer on here for awhile. Well he
did at least leave an email address. And thanks Ben
we were all sitting around the "movie geek forum"
wondering when someone would finally turn the topic
of conversation to theology.
do kind of get a kick out of the zealots that go into
a rage because you didn't like a movie that they liked.
For some reason the American Beauty contingent is particularly
rabid. (you can tell i've spent some time in the deep
dark recesses of the Q&Aarchives) I read an interview
with the young actress who played the daughter. This
was way back when the film first came out. She revealed
an interesting thing about the film which was that they
cut out the entire ending of the script: a trial against
the daughter and her boyfriend (well the guy sleeping
with her)who were both accused of killing the dad (spacey).
So basically they just junked the whole murder mystery
plot and went for um, something else.
been putting up with these people my whole life. When
I was in college 25 years ago, I was the film critic
on the college newspaper and panned the film "Lenny."
During one of my classes a girl turned to me and said,
"You're film critic, right? The one that didn't
like 'Lenny'." I nodded and she hauled off and
slapped my face. The one I've been hearing forever is,
"That's your opinion!" To which I used to
respond, "No, I've been elected spokesperson for
everyone on the planet, I guess you didn't hear."
one can attempt to judge you on your beliefs or opinions,
but it's sad when the audience isn't intelligent enough
to realize that "The Gospel According to Judas"
contains several non-substantial, loaded statements.
Neither being scholarly nor scientific presents any
problem when dealing with Christianity. The whole story
was written like a high school assignment, in that nothing
was subtle. Father Giovanni is the hot-headed, religious
freak, and the main character is level headed, but no
less a coward and no more a Christian than Giovanni.
The main character betrayed his heart. If he believed
what he read, then he should have left the Church, gotten
wasted and ended up a crispy critter in Hades.
few posts back, someone referred to you "pointing
out the follies of religion." It's said that he
can't discern fact from pure fiction.
about the bells on the dead people, I got a forwarded
e-mail with all of these stupid explanations to silly
phrases, and that was in there. I suppose that's where
the phrases "saved by the bell," and "dead
ringer" came from. Let me know if you want me to
forward you the other ones; they're pretty damn funny.
then I guess you didn't like the story. Oh well.
shit me here Josh, you tried to get "The Gospel
According to Judas" published didn't you? It's
the only story with a specific copyright notice attached
to it. I think its extremely well written and is the
most poignant of all of your short stories. I doff my
cap to you. As far as the publishing houses go--fuck
them, that's what the internet is for.
wouldn't shit you, you're my favorite asshole (sorry,
that's an old Drill Sgt. response). Anyway, I have sent
out many of these stories for publication, including
"Judas," but none have been published. I'm
glad you liked it.
I didnt make myself clearer. What I meant to say was
that I know you aren't wild about re-makes of other
people's films. But strictly from a critique sort of
standpoint, I was wondering if there was a movie that
you had really thought "Boy I wish I'd directed
that - I could have made it work!"
you mention those two historical films - and since you
are a Teddy Roosevelt fan, I gather - what might you
have done to make "Rough Riders" better? Or
would you have tossed that script and cast, and started
from square one, with a better story to tell within
the historical framework? (I know Milius has been obsessed
with Roosevelt since before "The Wind and the Lion."
And whatever happened to Milius anyway? He disappeared
for most of the '90s.)
question for "Gettysburg." Were there parts
that worked? For me, for example, most of the stuff
with Jeff Daniels as Chamberlain was excellent, and
could have been a movie by itself. Other than the miscasting
of Martin Sheen and Tom Berenger's beard, how might
you have approached a film adaptation of "Killer
reason I ask this is simply that so often I read your
reviews, and understand completely what you say may
be lacking in a particular film, but then I wonder "Well
what might have made it better?"
Milius' "Rough Riders," that just needed to
be shit-canned in its entirety. The script sucks, Berenger
is completely wrong for the part, and Milius' direction
stnks. As for "Gettysburg," the director,
Ronald Maxwell, simply does not have a clue how to direct
motion pictures. I'm not crazy about that script, either,
in that it's not doing justice to Michael Shaara's book.
I liked Jeff Daniels, but his phony mustache ruined
his performance, and Berenger's beard is the fakest
fake beard in film history. As to what I would do different,
that's too big of a question. I'd do something different
in every single moment.
blessing on Anchor Bay for the dvd Running Time. One
thing lacking: the original 8mm(?) short you refer to
should be on it too, eh?
think you're referring to TSNKE. RT didn't have a Super-8
So I'm back from the read. Talk about highs and lows.
I only had one actor friend in, so I knew she could
handle her part, the others were cast on the spot. Advice
to others: ALWAYS make sure your talent are actors.
the guy reading my narration could barely frickin' read,
he made a mess out of things.
my script (a short) received the most commentary ever:
not just at me but at the others in the room as well.
The very first thing said to me was by a guy who looked
something like an older Meatloaf (even dressed all in
black): "I'm disgusted, repulsed, and enraged by
this script". (He did later say that he liked my
actual writing.) His first comment was followed by a
young woman who thought the film was empowering to women
(which seemed to be a general consensus between the
women, I had others come up to me to actually use the
words "thank you" for the script).
what a toss up. I got creamed, that first guy got creamed,
and it was one of the best experiences in my writing
career. Very cool.
something that struck me though: I think there's an
automatic response in some people to label something
misogynistic if there's a woman victim in it. It's almost
like an automatic response. My question is this: Why
would you consider something as slanderous of women,
of the writer being a woman-hater, if the proponent
of this hatred is the villain of your piece?
haven't read all of your scripts yet, so I don't know
if you might have something along these lines. But in
general I know there tends to be pressure put on movies
to have a woman in there, somewhere (Bridge On the River
Kwai, for example, had the nurse character - and the
American for that matter - written in for this reason).
this question should be more for the ladies who hang
out in the movie-geek den. Doesn't this addition of
a set-piece woman seem more thankless than a woman put
into a tough situation?
for the length of this everyone, my mind is in a whirl.
is a very easy place to come from. I say as an artist
it's your responsibility to write what you feel and
what people think about it is their problem. And yes,
I agree that you must get the most talented actors possible,
everything hinges on them.
you for putting that many scripts online! I read most
of them and I liked them all.
bad that Ball Breaker was not done in the 80s, because
a younger Clint Eastwood would fit perfectly into the
role of Ball Breaker. The skript somewhat reminded me
of "Rookie" and "To Live and Die in LA."
(don´t ask me why). "Buds" was very
much fun to read, as well as "Biological Clock".
And now comes "Winds of Fate". I think this
is the best script I have read from you this far. I
could not stop reading it.
I don´t really have a question, but maybe you
could ask Shirley to put the zip-versions of your scripts
back online, because I like to read them offline on
my palm, and it is very complicated to convert html-files
on the good work! Meet you at the release-party of "Hammer"
Erfolg bei Deinen Filmen,
did you know that "Lunatics" had been released
here in Germany? Unfortunately not in theatres, but
on video. They changed the title to "Lunatics:
Duell der Alpträume" (duell of nightmares).
very pleased you're enjoying the scripts, that's why
I'm posting them. As to "Ball Breaker" reminding
you of "The Rookie," that's no coincidence,
that was the next script Scott wrote after "Ball
Breaker." Shirley will have to answer your question
regarding the zip files. I had no idea that "Lunatics"
was released in Germany. I like their title.
to poular demand, I'll be making the downloadable zip
files of Josh's scripts available again soon, probably
within the next few days.