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Message #1 of 7

Message Date Posted: 5/30/2017 9:52 AM

Script Oracle

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I just went to rottentomatoes and found out the this weekend WONDER WOMAN
got raved reviews. Top action movie for 2017.
They are saying it's pure graceful/kinetic action over noisy summer movies.

This one got LOTS of sentimental scenes with LOTS OF SMARTS.

What can be learned from this?

Well, watch the movie first.
Come home and write the "beat sheet" for it.
And then write the "outline" for it.
Pay attention to the first 10 minute of the movie - how it gets your attention!!!!
And then the remaining exciting 1/2 hour - hypnotic.

Secondly, for practice - study why the audience never got bored.

Then draw a graph documenting - smart action vs the heroine journey vs the special effects dosage.

Have fun watching. And most of all - learn about screenwriting/film-making while watching movies.

Script Oracle

Message #2 of 7

Message Date Posted: 6/1/2017 2:46 PM

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Wonder Woman the movie (release date June 02 2017) - will set records in Israel
and North America. Why?

There ARE reasons for this .

Lesson to learn.

Never make you script boring.

Even if you have to create your own comic book characters.
Create exciting super heroes and heroines and villains.

Does the main characters and villains from Silence of the Lamb and Pulp Fiction and Avatar and Titanic and Bettlejuice and Edward Scissors Hand and Platoon and World War Z and all of Tarantino and Guy Ritchie and Tim Burton films and Jackie Chan films and The Sopranos and The Big Bank Theory and Top Guns and Mission Impossible and Speed act like advanced comic book characters?

Think comic book. And write greater than life characters.

Script Oracle

Message #3 of 7

Message Date Posted: 6/4/2017 4:56 PM

Script Oracle

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Lesson to learn.
It's not a script masterpiece.
But Hollywood does not want a script masterpiece.
They want a script (when analyzed) (in a beat sheet): it works.
Wonder Woman the script works because
the template of the script is based on
an above average love story between Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Chris Pine (Steve Trevor) (is not a pure love story like LOVE STORY or R & J ) -
but truly (only the 3rd act romance that is memorable).

Without the love story. This movie is nothing.
Gal Gadot is a complicated non-cliche romantic character.
She has the best smile in Hollywood.

So, when writing , don't give us the last FANTASTIC FOUR.
PURE KAKA.

Give us a love story. Give us the COMIC BOOK version adaptation of the best love story in the world.

The latest BUZZ (Gal Gadot might win best actress).
And the female director might win best director.
At the next Oscars.

Here's hoping. One day some screenwriter will give us the greatest 100% comic book adaptation sexy love story - Poison Ivy and the Riddler.
Or Bat-girl and Batman or Superman in love with Black Widow. Or Cat-woman in love with the Penguin or The Crow or The Black Canary in love with Robin.






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Message #4 of 7

Message Date Posted: 6/6/2017 9:44 AM

Script Oracle

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There are so much buzz on the net on this great film WONDER WOMAN.

Lesson learned:

Just write a respectful story. And write about universal/loving/nurturing cinematic themes.
Make sure - you respect your lead characters. Make them cool and positive. Not selfishly macho or bitchy.

The real reason why WONDER WOMAN is great is because
the script / story is connected on the humanity definition of what it is to love and how to respect your
neighbors.

It's a great theme. It's a great cinematic theme.

It's very timely.

Write about great mature/nurturing themes in your scripts.

Script Oracle

Message #5 of 7

Message Date Posted: 6/10/2017 8:33 AM

steven tenney

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We saw Wonder Woman last night. We both liked it very much. It was a great mixture of ancient mythology and early twentieth
century world war one history. The dialogue was very well written, especially the character interchange between Gal Gadot (as Wonder Woman) and Chris Pine as the WW1 pilot/spy. Well worth seeing.

steven tenney

Message #6 of 7

Message Date Posted: 6/10/2017 10:01 AM

Script Oracle

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I saw it twice so far.

Steven, did you see it in IMAX?

Jenkins and screenwriter Allan Heinberg did an amazing job.

Huge MEGA box office hit.


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Message #7 of 7

Message Date Posted: 6/27/2017 7:48 PM

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the best Superman (Reeves) movie was a box office hit.
because, Superman, the character was kind, protective and strong

the best Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) movie is currently minting box-office gold.
because, Wonder Woman, the character is kind, protective and strong

Script Oracle