[LMB] Old "Script from Hell"

JA Tallman lettuce.lists at gmail.com
Sat Apr 20 01:04:37 BST 2013


On Apr 19, 2013 7:00 PM, "Sue Pittak" <sukiyaki531 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> From: David McMillan:
> >Hm...   maybe we should have a contest.  Listees pick a chapter
> >from their favorite Bujoldibook and write the *worst possible* script
> >they can think of, with the caveat that they have to make it
> >Hollyweird-compliant -- you can't just make it bad for the sake of
> >badness, it has to be done weird in the
> >Hollywood-people-think-this-is-the-RIGHT-way-to-do-things way.
>
> It's already been done, brilliantly and hilariously by our very own
> Listie, none other than Gwynne Powell. Let's have a big round of
> applause.... No, seriously, it's one of the funniest things I've ever
read.
> Also, one of the *scariest*, because I can all too easily imagine that's
> EXACTLY what would happen if Hollyweird got hold of any Bujold.
>
> So hurry on over to Archive of Our Own and feast on a real gem,
> entitled *Historical Accuracy*.  http://archiveofourown.org/works/227296
> The pitch: Years after everything gets declassified, someone decides to
> make a children's show about Mile's adventures.
>
> If you know *anything* at all about how films get made, it's too
> terrifyingly
> easy to see it being done that way, but you'll be laughing all the way
> through.
>
> Sue (suppressing a shudder and snorting)
> --
===
Oh yes, I concur heartily. Very funny, and it explains so much about the
films we see *now*.

Jill


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