Script Shadow has come out with a Top 10 Scripts list (that he's read in 2010 and affected him the most), and not only is WFE among the 10, but it comes in at NUMBER 2!
Iím simply going to choose which scripts affected me and stayed with me the most. Thatís the sign of a good script. Not one that masters all the rules of screenwriting. But one that hits you on a gut level. Letís stop screwing around and get to the list!
2) Water For Elephants
Genre: Period Drama/Love Story
Premise: (from IMDB) A veterinary student abandons his studies *SPOILER placed in white* after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.
You know, this is one of those scripts that shouldnít have roped me in the way it did. Itís basically a love story. But the great thing about Elephants is that itís a love story wrapped in a loony dangerous unpredictable package - the Bizarro World version of Titanic.Not to mention it has the best villain Iíve read all year hands down (canít wait to see what Waltz does with it). Youíre not going to read anything like this again for a long time.
The biggest surprises for me were scripts like Water For Elephants, Untitled Chef Project, and Drive, all of which I was reluctant to pick up because the subject matter didnít interest me. Yet once I opened them, the characters drew me in like a champagne sunset on a 70 degree July night.
^ I see you're more than ready for WFE!!!!!! You can see the People spread on newsstands this week!!! Here is what's been posted on its website: "Rob was non-committal until he saw the elephant," recalls the film's animal coordinator Paul 'Sled' Reynolds. "After he met Tai, he knew he wanted to do this movie. He absolutely adored that elephant." The adaptation of Sara Gruen's bestselling novel, which arrives in theaters on April 22, tells the story of a love triangle that develops between Jacob, Reese Witherspoon's Marlena, who is the show's bottle-blonde star performer, and her husband August, the circus's abusive ringleader, played by Oscar-winning Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz. Chemistry Lesson While it was important to the filmmakers that Pattinson bond with Tai, their chief concern was making sure sparks flew between him and Witherspoon, 34. "I saw early on that those two had a real on-screen chemistry," the film's director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) tells PEOPLE. "There was just this thing that happens between the two of them when they are together as those two characters that was very exciting." A Sensitive Guy Lawrence became convinced that Pattinson could pull off the challenging role of Jacob shortly after a meeting with the British heartthrob to discuss the part. "When I sat down with Rob, I found that despite his success, there was a real sense of humility with him," says Lawrence. "I found that he was kind of uncomfortable in his own skin, and maybe even uncomfortable with everything that was happening to him. Rob is a very sensitive guy who very much loves animals." Adds Lawrence, "I found that, wow, this guy kind of already is Jacob." For more about Water for Elephants and exclusive pictures from the movie, pick up this week's PEOPLE magazine.
Definitely. Picking up People this week! The article piece and pictures make it a must buy for me. I hope error message is solved soon so pictures can be posted again, want it all!
Me too! You can bet I'll be scoping out the magazine racks for this edition! I just wonder who is on the cover? I suppose I could imagine WFE getting a small picture off to the side of the cover, but I doubt it has picked up enough momentum to get the full cover.
hugable, unfortunately, I am still getting that blasted error message! I will have to try from a separate computer to see if that's the issue, or if's along the lines of a tpf database error. So, no porn for now. Sorry guys.