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Christmas - Script to screen potluck event

Hey Everyone, 

I thought we'll do a Christmas script to screen potluck and watch a christmas action flick: "The Long Kiss Goodnight" with Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson and Brian Cox.

The screenplay is written by Shane Black (pioneer screenwriter of the action genre) and comes in second as the highest price paid for a screenplay in Hollywood. It sold for $ 4 Million after a huge bidding war. It was directed by Renny Harlin (great director).

For more information, check out the film on imdb:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116908/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The plan is to read the screenplay beforehand:

http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Long-Kiss-Goodnight,-The.html

And then watch it on the 14th of December and discuss:

- script parts which were cut out of or rewritten for the film, so that the film works better than the script or the other way round

- how the style of the script was transferred to the big screen, showing the impact writing can have on a film

- script to screen elements such as character descriptions, first character introductions, script/film style, turning points, etc.

The event will take place in a little theatre (see picture beneath). To make this a fun movie experience it would be great if everyone could bring some snacks or drinks. We will have breaks to mingle, eat/drink and discuss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed the film discussion and the wine

    December 15, 2013

    • Jennifer S.

      Thanks Tim. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your input. :-) Hope to see you next time.

      December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking for a ride. Either from Burnaby or I can meet you somewhere. Thanks.

    December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The email's not working for some reason. Gmail says it's not recognized. [masked], 4160 Boundary Rd.

      December 14, 2013

    • Darren M.

      try [masked]

      December 15, 2013

  • Ron A.

    Terrific Jennifer,
    What a great venue!
    Thanks so much for sharing the space, hosting the evening and leading the discussions. And thanks for the sub-titles!!

    Good movie choice - An Action Adventure Xmas story.

    from wikipedia....
    "The then-127-year-old Windermere House burned to the ground during the filming of The Long Kiss Goodnight in February 1996. Some suspect that the ..."

    They moved to Milford Manor a few km away which became the Green "Deer lick" hotel at the end of the film.
    Close by my home of many years in Muskoka Ontario.
    ..Ron

    December 15, 2013

    • Jennifer S.

      Thanks so much Ron. It was great having you there. Funny that you live nearby where the film was filmed. What a coincidence. :-)

      December 15, 2013

  • Lee N.

    Sorry for the late notice, but I was not able to make it tonight due to work. I appreciate having the easy access to the script though, which I've THOROUGHLY enjoyed reading. I'll watch the movie soon as I can get hold of it. i hope to see you at the next event.

    December 14, 2013

    • Jennifer S.

      No worries Lee. Thanks for letting me know. Glad you enjoyed the script. Yeah watch the movie. It is awesome. :-)

      December 15, 2013

  • Peter J.

    Not feeling 100%, feels like I'm fighting off some type of bug, quite a few people around me have coughs and raspy throats. Since we're sharing food, think I'll have to pass. Highly enjoyable flick, sorry to miss it.

    December 14, 2013

    • Jennifer S.

      Awwww. Sorry you are ill. Get well soon and see you next time. :-)

      December 15, 2013

  • Ron A.

    He's down-loadin' the script,
    readin' it twice,
    buying some snacks,
    cold drinks r on ice

    Christmas thriller's playing tonight!

    Ho, ho, See you later .. Ron

    December 14, 2013

    • Jennifer S.

      Lol. Nice one. See you tonight. Looking forward meeting you.

      December 14, 2013

  • Ambrose Aibi O.

    Hello Jennifer,
    I have conflicting events schedule for tomorrow. I have been trying to get out of the other one for some time now, but it has not been possible. Hence my last minute change of RSVP here. I hope I'm able to make it to your next event. Thanks for the link to the script, it was good reading. I am looking forward to seeing the movie soon.

    December 13, 2013

    • Jennifer S.

      Thanks for letting me know Ambrose. No worries. Looking forward meeting you next time. :-) Yeah you should definetly watch the movie. It is really cool. :-)

      December 13, 2013

  • Jennifer S.

    Thanks so much Peter. :-)

    I have the film on blue ray as well. Just bought it recently and haven't actually seen the blue ray version. Should be nice to watch all the action scenes like this on Saturday. See you then. :-)

    December 9, 2013

  • Peter J.

    If you require it, I do have a bluray copy of the film, Jennifer.

    December 9, 2013

  • Louise

    Sorry I have to opt out of this one. Have fun and happy holidays everyone!

    November 25, 2013

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