Archive for September, 2009

30
Sep
09

Amazing Spider-Man: My Take on ‘One More Day’ – sample comics script

Sneak Peek (full story follows):

DR. STRANGE: WHY, MR. PARKER, I TOLD YOU I COULD DETECT YOU SIX BLOCKS AWAY*,  YOU THINK I COULD NOT DETECT A PRESENCE AS POWERFUL AS MEPHISTO NEARLY UPON MY DOORSTEP?

CAPTION  (at bottom of panel): *ONE MORE DAY PART 2


MEPHISTO: THE ANSWER, O’ DESPERATE PARKERS?  THE ANSWER!

PETER: IT’S THE HARDEST DECISION I’VE EVER MADE.

MJ: I– I THINK WE BOTH AGREE, PETER.  WE DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE.

PETER: I HEARD WHAT STRANGE HAD TO SAY, MEPHISTO….AND I MAY REGRET THIS FOR…FOR ETERNITY I GUESS…BUT MY ANSWER, MEPHISTO–

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30
Sep
09

LIARS – a buddy/action comedy spec script (selection)

The following script selection is from my feature spec LIARS: the story of a nebbishy screenwriter and a mercenary botanist who team up to save the world from a dangerous lawn care product!

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29
Sep
09

feature spec – comedy script sample

The following is a script selection from my Frat Pack-type comedy  Two Boobs (yes, that’s right) — a comedy in the mold of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. It’s the story of a struggling writer (and hopeless pushover) who, with his oddball friend,  will face deadly doctors, convicted killers, and a crazy bank robber all to earn enough money to get his wife the breast implants she wants as a 5th anniversary gift.

In spite of that plot (or b/c of it), the wife character, Laurie, is surprisingly multi-dimensional. The subtext — and yes there is one — is about how men see the world through a twisted lens.

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27
Sep
09

Loud, Angry, Loud Cell Phone Girl – 72 People I’ve Met On the Subway (6)

This is one of several comedy essays from my unpublished book 72 PEOPLE I’VE MET ON THE SUBWAY. This particular story is laced with curses, mostly of the “F’ variety. If this offends you, please go away. Go away now. No, seriously, I don’t want to hear it.
Go, I say! Thank you.

Loud, Angry, Loud Cell Phone Girl (6)

So there we were, strangers on a, well, a bus (but still MTA-owned so it’s fair game). I had just come from a movie. A woman nearby just came from work. Some teenage kids talked – they sounded as if they’d just come from Illiteracy 101. Then there was…the girl. I suspect she came straight from hell.

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27
Sep
09

Amazing Spider-Man sample script – Not Quite One More Day

Sneak Peek:
Panel (3)
In J. Jonah Jameson’s office – Angle on Spider-Man hugging MJ.
JJJ:  PARKER…PETER, TAKE THE MASK OFF!
Panel (4)
All 3 of them. Spidey pulling off his mask.
JJJ: MARYJANE, WHY DON’T YOU GO SEE WHAT ROBBIE’S FOUND OUT.
Panel (5)
MJ and Pete…
MJ (to Peter): I SOFTENED HIM UP FOR YOU.
PETER: CLEARLY.

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27
Sep
09

Why I Love Quentin & Why Basterds Fails (REVIEW OF INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS)

Inglourious Basterds is, in every way, much like Tarantino’s last film Death Proof, a piece of utter self-indulgence that you can’t help but enjoy.
27
Sep
09

I’ve Been Cast in the T.V. Series ‘4 Floors’

I’ve Been Cast in the T.V. Series ‘4 Floors’

Yes, that’s right, it seems the world has finally awoken to my genius, and I got the call today.