There are 1000 movies that come out like this every year.Logline: A troubled 10 year-old boy and his single mother unknowingly moved into a haunted house; and, are soon terrorized by its current ghostly occupant, who believes the boy to be her son.
when I first started using IT, feels like a while ago, it was definitely much friendlier.I’m really disappointed in the reaction to Pete’s post.
I know, I know, you’re all going to defend yourselves by saying
it’s tough out there, if you can’t take it on the forum you can’t
take it in the real world, you were just trying to help him - but
c’mon fellow filmmakers. I sure wish we would show some
courtesy to new members who are just exploring this site and
the harsh reality of selling a script and making a movie. I wish
we could, as a group, support new people who post legit, if
unrealistic, offers like this one.
What I used to love about indietalk was the support almost
everyone gave to new members. Now it seems more and more
you guys immediately deflate all expectations. Yes, I know you’re
right. Yes I know it’s unrealistic for expect anyone here will buy
a screenplay. But was this response really helpful? Was it needed?
Was the sarcasm a good welcome to our on line community.
Indietalk was once a very welcoming, supportive community. The
comments to Pete show it has changed since I first started posting
So what it is a used plot? Every plot in hollywood is used. Hollywood just made Superman. I'm sure Pete's plot is superior.Oh, and there's a creepy kid too.
Isn't that the plot of Insidious, Sinister, Amityville Horror, The Shining, The Haunting in Connecticut, The Conjuring, Don't be Afraid of the Dark, and Dream House?
It is difficult, isn't it? At one time people on this forum at leastYou see it is hard to be friendly to a random internet user,who starts his forum life by insulting the intelligence of an average forum member by trying to sell stuff which is clearly bellow the minimal standards of quality.
I am guilty of trolling too much and I get your point that it is obv much nicer than people don't go flaming,insulting etc,esp for new members.It is difficult, isn't it? At one time people on this forum at least
tried. What made this forum better than the others were those
who made the effort to be friendly and helpful. None of you
actually read the script - you didn't - yet you know he was insulting
our intelligence by trying to sell a sub-standard script.
As I said, I know you will defend your actions. I accept that. This
seems to be the current direction the regular users are comfortable
with. I wish this forum was different than others. It was once. This
guy completed a script. He is exploring ways to sell it. We all know
it is likely not very good. Is it important to tell him so without
reading it? Is it really insulting for a beginning writer to offer a
script for sale? I guess it is. And that disappoints me.
I don't want anyone to misunderstand me - this forum is still the
best one I have been a member of which is why I am disappointed
when a new member is treated poorly.
Yes,there was Following,but read any reputable screenwriters blogs,articles,books,interviews and you will see that no one will even look at such scripts,unless they are from a veeeery reputable filmmaker and even than he will have to fight till his last breath.Feature films can run as little as 70 minutes. If each page is equal to one minute, I don't see the problem. Depending on the style of writing, the film could run much longer than 81 minutes.
I would ignore it and let the thread die. I take it you would beHow would you respond to a person who would try to sell a Canon T3I for 10,000 USD?
Right. The natural response is sarcasm and flame. That is lessIt is so beyond common sense,that it naturally sparked sarcasm and flame
You're right. It's too bad that when a new member doesn't followNow if the guy would post and say,here is my first script what do you think and it would be 81 pages,I will guarantee you that most members would give a lot of useful tips.
He wasn't going to the studios. He came here, trying to sell aYes,there was Following,but read any reputable screenwriters blogs,articles,books,interviews and you will see that no one will even look at such scripts,unless they are from a veeeery reputable filmmaker and even than he will have to fight till his last breath.