Alls well, but I’m more enthusiastic about-

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I’m enthusiastic about writing a new screenplay. It’s called, NEPTUNE’S SWABBIES.” It’s good. I like writing even though other readers find it unorthodox (movie execs). They’d like a screenplay without imperfections. So buy it! Don’t get me worked up with details. You’re going to change the screenplay in production, anyways! Ha… So funny these people. Honestly, has any screenplay writer ever read the original screenplay for Gladiator? William Nicholson rewrote the screenplay for WB. It became a smash hit. But, I’d guarantee you, if you got a hold of the first purchased screenplay, you’d be shock. It wasn’t written at all for production material, until they handed the screenplay to Mr. Nicholson.
So, why give everyone the cold slap in the face?
I know WORSE writers who get bought.
Even Disney’s writers are dumbfounded by grammar corrections.
But, here’s my plotline:
A PET DOLPHIN ELECTED TO PROTECT HIS MAJESTY’S, NEPTUNE PALACE, AND OTHER SEA ANIMALS. SEA LANES CAUSE CHAOS FOR HIS CREW AND WORST OF IT ALL, SHIPS BRING IN MAD FISH CREW. TOMI HAS TO FIND HIS TRUE CALLING TO FIGHT OFF DANGEROUS SCAVENGERS, PLUS FIND A WAY TO SAVE ALL THE SEA CREATURES FROM BEING KILLED BY CRUISE SHIPS. HE GETS HELP FROM OTHER SEA CREATURES, YET THEY ALL WONDER, “IS TOMI THE LEADER WE CAN DEPEND ON?” IT MAY BE A TRUE QUEST TO SAVE THOSE WHO DON’T BELIEVE IN NEPTUNE’S PET DOLPHIN, TOMI.

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MATRIX (My Trix)

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Belated, yes, but it occurs to me a story that seems unorthodox.

Let’s start:  When MORPHEUS calls upon NEO he speaks of humans being converted into battery cells.

Okay, this is bizarre… Why?  Well, if they summoned Neo from deep slumber, then it would suggest that Morpheus had the control over those poor souls.  Yes?

If not, then how come Agent Smith wanted to stop them?

So then, who is control over those poor humans and why did Agent Smith want to destroy everything that sustain their environment?

It’s extremely ackward and frankly, I believe Neo needs to find out “How they got those people and who did this.”

Whadda say?

Right… Let’s ask Mr. Reeves if he believes.

Read you soon,

American Screenplay Writer~DMCJR©December2016

 

 

Concept vision

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Reality?  Perhaps it’s not so far fetched.  It’s really a matter of refining.  Yes, most true deep concept(s) arrive from a stimulus of interest.  Then, there’s the illusion of grandeur; afterwards it’s question(s).  The true story follows extremely fast.  The idea flows vividly and it doesn’t give in to memory, thus one needs to write everything down a.s.a.p…  In this process, don’t compromise your illuminating idea by questioning the flow of curiosity.  One needs to absorb every detail/write it down quickly.  Your impression is to understand that it’s a concept of original substance and to create a path that will sustain reality.  Later, one can start research on what films having the same concept.  Why?  Because a writer shouldn’t follow a movie that’s already been produced.  There’s many times that having a concept leads to a good story, but later on finding out that there’s a show/movie which has the same interpretation.  So, do the research after you written down the concept and make certain that there’s no other idea that may sound like your story.  It’s easy to turn down a screenplay that has the familiar paths of something produced so don’t waste too much time on an idea that has been around.  Save time, do the research, and you’ll be doing the best you can for your story.

 

Happy Holidays,

DMCJR©2016…

 

 

“UNSTOPPABLE~Denzel & Chris”

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When scanning through some youTube yesterday, I stumble on a movie I’ve been searching for quite some time.

UNSTOPPABLE

It’s a great action thriller that builds suspense every four minutes, sometimes less.  It’s remarkable how the writer(s) managed to keep the tense scenes with constant attacks of serious dilemma.

The dialogue was rat-a-tat-tat, but fast paced with hero troubles.  What appeared unorthodox was the back story dialogue came in the moment when Denzel and Chris were chasing a train going 70+mph.  A bit odd, yes, and I thought they were going to have tea and crumpets while their chit chat seemed disastrous of their past situations.

Oh, well.  Anyways, the structure was excellent in the foundation of metaphors.  The beginning starts with the fat guy losing his cool and losing control of the train, just to later on lose the train, again.  Which goes to show how human errors can be extremely disastrous when laziness surfaces on the job.  But, of course, the monstrous train 777 built credibility by just smashing things and gaining speed.

At sometime in the movie, one often ponders how a train could be so valuable, more valuable than human lives since the writer(s) did so well in portraying how big business careless about employees, management, and society since they refuse to derail the train.  Incredible.

Like I mentioned earlier, bits and pieces of this and that pulls this thriller puzzle together when people are used to follow a commanding position.  Could this be a reference to how society may lead their collusion of communities, possibly.  But, regardless of how important”one person” commands authority, it’s always the HEROES who override the command and save us all.

Bless their kind hearts…

Have a great Sunday,

First American Screenplay Writer~DMCJR.©2016

 

 

 

Moral Dilemmas:

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Ideally, we’re in it for moral support, but a viewer glances at a movie trailer for what reason?  Intrigue?  Fantasy?  Beliefs?

Yes, folks~ We’re comparing us with them (movie characters).  A lot of viewers watch certain character(s) to relate to since it’s an easier way to question something we pondered/asked ourselves recently.

Movie characters do this and more due to actions/reactions we’d like to explore/resolve.  But, some people believe in idols/celebrities since they’re on a plateau waiting for a significant signal; thus, the movie’s character appeal.

Moral needs/weakness fill our lives and that’s what we’re trying desperately to attain.  We search for results either in dreams, fantasies, or movies.  But, since movies are economically and socially correct this makes it so entertaining.

Now I can actually give you a good debate about Morals vs Action and whether you like it or not, professional screenplay writers will side me.  It’s a dilemma where if you don’t understand the objective, then I’m sad to say, you’ll never get the meaning of your favorite movie.

Most people won’t consider this topic, but I’ve had many quarrels with screenplay writers who believe that a Moral theme movie won’t do.  It’s quite the norm and many struggling writers will learn later that using Moral as an objective theme will boost their film’s story, but until then, those writers will be taking the red brick road to grandma’s house instead of the golden yellow brick road to evolution.

I, myself, have learnt the meaning of a good script and now I’m twice as close to the Wizard’s castle than my co-ed writers.  The impossible is a reality and I’m glad to help anyone who is willing to hear me out so they can properly learn how to illustrate and illuminate their screenplay.

So be it…

Read you soon,

DMCJR.

First American Screenplay Writer©2016

“JOHN WICK” a.k.a. Keanu Reeves

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FreefrombillsWe often wonder how inspiration is transferred by music, literature, or an idea.  But, this deep, dark noir film did have some good points.  For a screenwriter, it would be a BEAT.

Throughout the film, I found certain dialogue to be excellent, if not “hit right on the nail.”  It appears that John Wick did have a reputation which no man has gone before.  Very good background check, except the flashbacks were inappropriate.
I.E. when Wick was driving his Mustang and challenging death.  There was a moment where I thought that a good flashback of his wife smiling or something with her inside the car would’ve bought more intense emotional connection.  Not for him so to speak, but for the viewer.

But, appearing his stature was set where John Wick decided to stay (New York).  I wonder.  If I were a venomous killer and I got out of the big leagues of Killerdom (Killer Kingdom).  I would’ve got my new wife and moved away from the treacherous environment of yesteryear.
But, why John Wick?  Why did you stay?  Wouldn’t a comfy, woodland frontier environment like say, Colorado, could have been the ideal setting?  Or better yet, Las Vegas.  So,it could’ve clashed better when the Killers visited Las Vegas and accidently bumped into your life.

The Setting was okay, speaking about the New York hotel.  It was good how it evolved through dark cavernous night life, cheesy.
Minimal 1 – 1/2 Stars…
Structure wise everything followed around the momentum of John Wick.  Good.  Four Stars…

The Concept, hmmm.  Well, I can’t believe somebody would go through all that hate just to kill the bastard son.  Why?
Oh, I get it!  It was John’s idea of releasing frustration from his wife’s passing.  Of course!  Four Stars…

You see, it was a very dark, isolated realm where demons get the best of us and when you have bottled anger, just like Mr. Wick, of course, it would be bad to piss him off!

Cheers,
AmericanScreenplayWriter – Daniel M. Constancio Jr.
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Writing beware . . .

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Redundancy: something in excess…

Writer’s often do this, similar to new Authors.  Often, word usage like (and, this, that, or, “the,” is, should, and etc…)  could be avoided.

Being careful to avoid these useful but bland words because they can bore a reader very easily.  Try different ways to stimulate one’s sentences by structuring it around ideas.  In example:  If one writer illustrates a poem, one can try using aroma, perhaps color, better yet features of the flower to insinuate an illusion for the reader.

When writing anything never use a word over “ONE” time for each page.  This will demand the writer to seek a Thesaurus that offer synonyms.  There are always great methods to improving the technique of literary skills.

Expecting oneself to do better is a great cause and your fellowship will expand with more intriguing dialogue of favoritism.

Cheers,
American Screenplay Writer
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Gabriel’s interpretative short Sci-Fi story

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Originally, I’ve been enchanted with a Nun.  It’s a female lady who has left a great impression on me some time ago, like a while back.  Her name, Theresa Orozco.  She’s almost has a degree in Theology, PhD.  She’s been studying for many years and she has a very good idea how the phenomenon of spirituality can effect people.  Thus, My first written screenplay called, “Soul Shaker.”  A psychological thriller which dwelt in the psyche of human souls.  The monstrosities of Good ~ Evil and God vs Devil.  Theresa told me, “If Jesus spoke to Lucifer and encountered many times with Satan, then it is true.  The Demon does exist because Jesus wouldn’t lie to his people.  The word or God, remember?!”  Therefore, My screenplay dealt with Lucifer entering back into Heaven.  Of course, it was my first screenplay and it was very demented writing and very sloppy.  But, it was a start over twenty years ago.  Now, I’ve matured with written material and my research on materials can have only intriguing effects with the screenplay reader.  I’ve read the bible closer and much has adjusted my thought of written prophecies. I’ve learned that it doesn’t take long for anyone to understand why Christ collected Twelve Disciples.  To be honest, I’ll tell you why he did.  As all Kings from his era, many of them were dreamers.  Their visions were compelling evidence for their guidance over their kingdoms.  Hence, Jesus Christ collected Twelve Disciples since he knew they were prophetic and had vision.  The visions interpreting dreams, ideas, and words.  Thus, Jesus kept one step ahead of his rulers and kept literatures for everything.  (But, nowadays, all we need to do is save our information on tiny computer chips)  Theresa was very impressed with my interpretations and we were almost to have been married, but I couldn’t put her through my troubles.  One who travels on an adventure to become a screenplay writer/story teller must endure a lot of poverty.  It takes a long while for anyone to make it big and I didn’t want her to suffer low income profits.  So, I called it off.   Now, I’m doing manual labor and earning a honest living, but my heart still waits for that big moment of being acknowledged by peers in the Writer’s World…  Until then, I can only create new visions and bring new paths to describe my imagination…

Cheers,

American Screenplay Writer – Word Journey

Daniel M. Constancio Jr