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Re: "Dinosaur Cowboy" film



Consider the patent medicines available to the real 
Cope and Marsh. No need to limit your screenplay in
any pharmaceutical sense (no pun intended).

--- Phil Bigelow <bigelowp@juno.com> wrote:

> 
> On Wed, 07 Sep 2005 18:32:11 -0400 (EDT)
> Danvarner@aol.com writes:
> > In a message dated 9/7/2005 5:56:39 PM Eastern
> Standard Time,  
> > ralexander56@sbcglobal.net writes:
> > << Reply:  Allan....you've  succintly articulated
> my
> > dilemma! (I've majored in film and have a fixation
>  for
> > dinosaurs, so the Cope & Marsh saga screenplay
> > emanated as a way  to meld the two.)  I'm
> currently in
> > negotiations with a producer and  entertainment
> > attorney to secure funding and attachment to the
> > project.  >>
> > 
> > Well, good luck to you. But I have to ask what
> kind  of "saga" here 
> > has 
> > cinema value. This topic came up on the DML back
> in 97, I  believe. 
> > I thought it 
> > best as a comedy, actually. Other than Cope's
> nightmares  from 
> > indigestible food 
> > and his magic trick of whipping out his dentures
> for the  Indians 
> > there's 
> > nothing. Just years and years of two men
> pissed-off at each  other. 
> > Or maybe 
> > those old-fashioned shots of newspaper headines
> spinning around  to 
> > a stop. Or 
> > maybe I'm just an old grouch... DV
> 
> 
> 
> "Seinfeld" was advertised as a "show about nothing"!
>  ;-)
> 
> Seriously, if written well, such seemingly
> pedestrian scenarios can be
> made quite entertaining.  A dark comedy is indeed a
> possibility, although
> I think it could also work as a drama.  If Quenton
> Tarrentino wrote the
> screenplay (and then directed it), I'd bet it would
> work.  Particularly
> if it also addressed the mistreatment of native
> Americans and some of the
> other "unseemly" social issues of the time as a side
> issue.
> 
> Think "Dances With Wolves", but on crystal meth.
> 
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