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by Pogue
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 9034

Mr. Goldberg

Name: Pogue Source: unca20100401.htm Kind of you to enumerate my films, but you neglected to list my actual two favourites: two Sherlock Holmes ones I did with Ian Richardson in the 80's...HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES and THE SIGN OF FOUR, shot in England. I had more power than I ever had again and ac...
by Pogue
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 9034

Mr. Goldberg

Name: Pogue Source: unca20100219.htm Kind of you to enumerate my films, but you neglected to list my actual two favourites: two Sherlock Holmes ones I did with Ian Richardson in the 80's...HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES and THE SIGN OF FOUR, shot in England. I had more power than I ever had again and ac...
by Pogue
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 9034

Rick...

Name: Pogue
Source: unca20100401.htm
Fear not, I am no one of significance...other than a chum of his lordship.
by Pogue
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 9034

Rick...

Name: Pogue
Source: unca20100219.htm
Fear not, I am no one of significance...other than a chum of his lordship.
by Pogue
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 9034

Debunking a platitude

Name: Pogue
Source: unca20100401.htm
Film is not a visual medium. It is a DRAMATIC medium. It uses all the tools of the drama...words, pictures, sound, music. If it was just a visual medium, they wouldn't have invented "talkies".
by Pogue
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 9034

Or...

Name: Pogue
Source: unca20100401.htm
"Rob, you reall don't get, do you?" Pogue's dsylexia (or bad typing) strikes again.
by Pogue
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 9034

Rob

Name: Pogue Source: unca20100401.htm Rob, you really don't get it to you. You know when Costello was ad-libbing lines -- HE WAS FUNCTIONING AS A WRITER, trying to make the script better. If the director had shot the bad script he had, it still would have been shit and he wouldn't have been able to ...
by Pogue
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 9034

The blueprint metaphor

Name: Pogue Source: unca20100401.htm Steve, you bring up the blueprint metaphor. I always love when directors invoke that famous phrase: "The script is merely a blueprint", usually trying to justify screwing around with the script and departing from it. How many contractors go off and try to build ...
by Pogue
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 9034

Rob...

Name: Pogue Source: unca20100401.htm Who's getting defensive here? Lighten up. I think Josh and I were essentially making the similar points about the importance of the script, and without a good one, no matter how hard you try to gloss up a turd, it will always be a turd. A good director, just lik...
by Pogue
Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 9034

Rob...

Name: Pogue Source: unca20100401.htm ...you attempt to give examples of cases where the director made a good movie from a bad script with examples like Casablanca and Jaws, where you go on to talk about re-writing or writing continuing after filming commenced. Re-writing IS writing! Obviously, the ...
by Pogue
Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 9034

Josh's advice

Name: Pogue Source: unca20100401.htm Josh, great advice below, especially about keeping the camera angles out. Good writers learn to create the picture they see subtlely, without dictating to the director. They say every good writer has directed his script by the time he's written it. The trick is ...
by Pogue
Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 9034

To add to Josh's response to Mr. Kirby

Name: Pogue Source: unca20100401.htm I've see plenty of bad directors make a bad movie from a good script, but I've yet to see a good director make a good movie from a bad script. I've seen a lot studio guys sitting in screening rooms after watching a movie about to be released, scratching their he...
by Pogue
Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 18762

Fox vs. Time-Warner

Name: pogue Source: unca20100401.htm So I read a full page ad in my local newspaper this morning where Time-Warner was explaining if they don't pay Fox the programming fee hikes they want, Fox will pull all its stations off Time-Warner come January 1st. The Fox channels threatened in my area, accor...
by Pogue
Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 18762

My good friend, Holmes...

Name: Pogue Source: unca20100401.htm I've not seen the Downey Holmes, but no doubt will. I like him very much as an actor and one can find moments in the original stories of Holmes as an "action" hero. I can see where Jude Law could make a quite credible military Watson. We all have our preferences...
by Pogue
Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 18762

Theate-going

Name: Pogue Source: unca20100401.htm Harlan, Glad you got to see Mr. Combs in action. I'm sure his Poe was great. I've been fortunate to see him onstage down at the Old Globe, strutting the boards with my pal, Larry Drake, both in their salad days before either went on to their cinematic destinies....

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