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:
The plan is to read the screenplay beforehand:
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.