Posted by Pimped-Out-Jedi-Knight at 126.96.36.199 on April 12, 2002 at 07:29:24:
In Reply to: Goodfella's/Usual Suspects, Spacey posted by I+D on April 12, 2002 at 06:59:30:
: I'm back.
: What is better Usual Suspects or Goodfellas?
I prefer Goodfellas, although both are great films.
: Personally, I love them both. But feel that Goodfella's is a classic for an hr then becomes a bit dull, like Raging Bull. Usual Suspects however never gets boring and you can watch it over and over trying to see the clues.
Hmmm... I understand what you mean - Goodfellas is more interesting when they're covering the "Glorious Age" of Henry's career as a gangster, but I still think it's excellent throughout. Also, Usual Suspects has some slow parts as well, so I suppose it's just comes down to which you prefer. Anyway, how can you beat "Now go home and get your fuckin' shine-box" for a quote?
: Skeeball,I'm afraid I can't e-mail the final script till it's been through rewrites. But I'll send draft one to you when I've done it. You can be one of my proof readers.
: Quick question.
: When you think about Spacey movies which one comes to mind first.
Probably Usual Suspects, although I'm not much of a movie buff.
: Mine's Usual Suspects, then Negotiator then American Beauty.
: Finally, do you guys think that I should make a big budget movie or a small budget. I know if it's big budget that someone else will direct it, but I want to direct it. It's my script and I know what's going to happen and how to capture it. But I want to hear what you guys think.
You won't have a choice. It'll have to be small budget, because to be quite honest, no-one's going to throw money at an unknown director. And I read earlier about your script's main concept about a day in the life of two sixth form students, with lots of movie and wrestling references. OK, this sounds familiar -I too am in my last year of sixth form, and yes, I like wrestling and movies - however, by pretty much writing about a day in the life of you and a friend, I think you might be going for the "easy route". You need to think about how well a mass audience will be able to relate to your film, and the thing is, I doubt many will. I'm not trying to blast your script, because I haven't read it, I'm just telling you what I think people more closely related to the film industry wil ltell you. Anyway, word up, peace down.
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