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Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 2:42am

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FiveIronFrenzy

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I know this has been posted before, but I found nothing in the last ones.

I need SERIOUS help! I need a good idea for a movie. I have a new year resolution to make two movies this year.

One is due soon, in june! I need help fast. Nothing is working for me...

Nothing! Please shoot some ideas at me. They don't need to be big, grand storylines (they could be), they can just be scene ideas or whatever!

Help if you can, I would be very happy!

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http://home.earthlink.net/~rsapex

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Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 3:17am

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Mark P Warman

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how about a horror movie based on the urband legend of 'Bloody Mary'?
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 3:20am

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Cool...though i do not know the legend? Horror is also not my type.

Good idea though.
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 4:45am

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June is still quite a ways off. And 2 movies in one year? How long are they going to be? You could make 2 movies in 2 weeks, man. And I really think it can't be that hard to think up an original idea. You say horror isn't your style? What is? You can't ask people for ideas and then tell them "Oh that's not my style" when they suggest something. How are we supposed to help you if we have no idea what you want? If you absolutely HAVE to get an idea, use the idea that was just thrown to you. Search for the legend online, then write a script about it. It doesn't even have to be a horror if it's not your style. I say this every time someone asks for help with an idea I think, but, use your brain to come up with an idea, not your modem. Sure, you have a lot of people to help you here that can come up with good ideas, but if you really want to make movies, you're going to need to come up with ideas of your own now and then. Here's a tip. Buy a book of short stories and read it. When I read short stories, I can find tons of inspiration in them. Even if I don't use them to base something on it, I get ideas from them. Same with other movies. Or things that I see walking down the street. Or hearing a song playing while I'm buying groceries at the supermarket. You're acting so desperate for ideas, but then you're picky about what ideas you use? Give me a break. How about this? You take whatever ideas someone gives you and make a movie on it regardless of whether or not you know the story, or if it's your type or not, etc. etc. Because if you really want to make something, I say just do it and don't worry about how it comes out. Make more than 2 movies in a whole year. You'll learn more that way. And that's one of the best things you can do, because you'll have better knowledge of what to do, and you'll do better next time. I'm ranting so that'll be it from me for now. I hope you take this to heart and don't disregard it. It's a good lesson.
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 4:47am

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Richards... As you most likely know, not many people are going to be able to give you that great of ideas. The best ideas are going to come from yourself. Sit down, put on some music, and just think. Listening to music always gives me ideas for films.
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 9:31pm

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Listen to Music, watch more films and read Shakespeare. He was pretty good I've gotten a fair few ideas from reading his stuff.
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 9:36pm

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http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&q=legend+of+bloody+mary
there, looks liek a couple on there.
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 9:42pm

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Most books on scriptwriting suggest beginning your thought process with the question.

What If ?

E.G. What if reality was just a V.R.Illusion?. What if you could travel back in time in a Delorean? . What if you had some precogs who could predict crime before it happens..

Word of advice.. if your script contains any of the following lines it may be time to rethink... or get a bigger budget..

"Iiiiiiiiiicebergggg!"
"Yessss my preciousssssss"
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 11:34pm

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FiveIronFrenzy

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I have thought like monkey town! I have been up until 2 in the morning thinking of stuff.
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 11:42pm

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Here is a an idea for a film:

A guy is desperate, so desperate it's just to much to bare. So he goes online and then rejects the help as it's 'not his type'. THE END wink

Just kidding Richard, hope you come up with a fine film.
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 11:55pm

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krazyk9999

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When I read short stories, I can find tons of inspiration in them.
Any good websites to reccomend?
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 12:04am

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If you are trying to make 2 big movies, but you've never done any big (10+ minute) movies, start out with some smaller ones first. This could help you get your thoughts going, as it is easier to write a simple script for a 10 minute movie than something a lot longer.

But for the basic script idea, you probably won't get much help here. Even if someone gives an idea you like, you'll have to do a lot of work to adapt the idea into a good script (If you're having trouble coming up with an idea, just getting one isn't going to solve all your problems. You still have to take that idea and make it into a script). Do you have any friends who would be willing to help you with the whole scriptwriting process? That might be a good way to get started.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 12:11am

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RichardS wrote:

I have thought like monkey town! I have been up until 2 in the morning thinking of stuff.
Wha-- Are you not here? Are you blind to other people's posts?
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 12:18am

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FiveIronFrenzy

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Sorry you guys...
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 12:20am

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Wait I got it!

how about an up and coming filmaker posts on a forum for movie ideas.

He flames a guy that made a suggestion on the forum. Saying that the idea sucks or is not his style.

The guy that gets flamed goes nuts and finds out where the filmmaker lives and tries to kill him.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 12:39am

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krazyk9999

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He films the killing, distributes the tape, and becomes the next Tarintino. Case closed
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 1:49am

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But the case is re-opened the next day when it is discovered that he actually did murder the filmmaker, and he is sentenced to life without parole.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 2:00am

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FiveIronFrenzy

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I did mean to flame him...I said:

Thanks, but horror is not my type.

Its not my kind of style...do you want to killl me for that!

OKAY (APOLOGIES)....SORRY!!! I AM THANKFUL FOR YOUR POSTS! I HAVE LEARNED A TON FROM YOU GUYS!

COOL DOWN...

SOORY![/quote]
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 2:30am

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hey i have some scripts in the works u could go off of one of them how old r you i have some for kids and some for audlts
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 2:32am

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FiveIronFrenzy

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13, I am aiming for an action film

Thanks eek
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 2:36am

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http://www.triggerstreet.com/

That might help.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 2:40am

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FiveIronFrenzy

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???WHAT WAS THAT????
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 2:41am

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I'm 13 too RichardS!
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 2:42am

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FiveIronFrenzy

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Cool! Hail Brettsta!
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 2:43am

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Check this out: http://tripleace.tripod.com/movieideas.htm

Don't use any of those, they are using them, unless you wanna ask them. But thought it might give you inspiration.

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Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 2:45am

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FiveIronFrenzy

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AH that good!
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 3:01am

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FiveIronFrenzy

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Thanks ya'll! Texas...accent.

eek
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2004, 9:27pm

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For an English project last year we had to make up a script and create an original film/play using the themes of a Shakespeare play and applying them to more modern situations. So if you can think of the main themes you want to have then you're well on your way. My example:

Play: Macbeth
Main Themes: Murder, Betrayal, Greed etc
Applyed to: A former gang member is forced to pass on infomation on his gang who plan to kidnap a rich computer guy and hold him to ransom (Greed/Betrayal). The gang grow suspicious and decide to change the details of the kidnap. The gang member trys to inform the secret service (or whatever) of the change but is caught. Good guys have to rescue him, Queue O.T.T gunfight (Murder) and add a plot twist at the end (there is a bomb underneath the good-guy's car).