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Originally posted by gmercer gmercer wrote:

One thing I've read about suspense and thriller is in a thriller if there's a bomb under a table that 2 characters are sitting at - the characters will know it's there - in a suspense only the audience knows.


Last year I took this old Hitchcock adage and applied it literally.

My genre/subject was suspense/an old record.

I put a bomb in the record player, informed the audience, but not the characters.

My script won its heat, so I'd say this is solid advice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gmercer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2006 at 3:12pm
I remember that script Requiem - that was top notch - I didn't even realize at the time that was what you were eluding to - how's this years script coming?
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Originally posted by gmercer gmercer wrote:

Just curious how the writing is coming along for everyone?
 
I think I have my idea and now I'm drenching myself with the conventions of the genre so I can sit down and break 'em.
 
Hope All is Going Well!
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Had three outlines yesterday, narrowed it to one this morning, finished page 18 at 1:00 this afternoon.  I like the general story, but it still needs a lot of work, and a touch more character development.
As usual, I'm full speed ahead and now need to go back and fill in the stuff I missed.
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I've come up with the general idea and how it goes, but I'm not writing until tomorrow.  Still working it all out in my head... I wish I had comedy or mockumentary, so I spent the first day cursing all the lucky bast**** who did end up with those categories.
 
Writing suspense is not my thing, so I had to do some technique research.  I think I've got it now... or do I?
 
At least I managed to spell suspense correctly this time around, so I guess I'm on the right road Wink.  Thank goodness for my wife and editorial skills.
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I'm coming up with plenty of ideas for the feature I'm polishing but I only have the concept for this one. That's why I'm usually working on 2 or 3 scripts at a time - usually different genres - you never know which one the ideas will flow for!
 
I'm definitely going to start laying out this story tomorrow!
 
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Originally posted by Willie Willie wrote:

I wish I had comedy or mockumentary, so I spent the first day cursing all the lucky bast**** who did end up with those categories.
 
Writing suspense is not my thing, so I had to do some technique research.  I think I've got it now... or do I?
 
 
Heh, you and I are in the same heat AND in the same boat Smile
 
I just changed my entire story and I think I have something ok (a heat winner I can't imagine). Had wanted to have the first draft done by now because work will be crazy this week, but them's the breaks! Maybe late tomorrow night...or Tuesday...
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I'll have some time on Tuesday and Thursday.  We'll see what happens.  Make it interesting, if not original.  In suspense, I feel there are only interesting takes on unoriginal ideas.
 
Good luck to you.
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Ten pages and counting. I hope to finish by wednesday and do any corrections or additions by the deadline. I am taking a break just to check in here and see who is responding. Best of luck to all!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gmercer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2006 at 7:31pm
I can't believe so many of you are so far along on your scripts - I better pull something out of my...soon, don't worry I'll clean it up first, or I'll never be a contender.
 
Actually I'm not worried, my idea is strong and I just need to find the best plotting for my story and it should write itself, which is good cause I ain't gonna write the damn thing.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BarbaraFL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2006 at 1:39am
Originally posted by Willie Willie wrote:

I'll have some time on Tuesday and Thursday.  We'll see what happens.  Make it interesting, if not original.  In suspense, I feel there are only interesting takes on unoriginal ideas.
 
Good luck to you.
 
You too! I think this new one is ok...I like my original idea better but I'm not sure it fits the genre.  Maybe I'll write the original one after the contest.
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