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LES ANNES RACCOURCISSENT

MEMORIES ERASING

http://scienceblogs.com/neurophilosophy/2008/10/erasing_memories.php

An interesting article on erasing memories, which is a plot device of my science fiction screenplay "THE FACE".
For those who know me personally, you know that I've been living with terrible memories for years, and that I've been suffering a post traumatic stress disorder for months, actually, this is the time of the year when all my bad recollections are coming back, consequently...I'm pro-memories erasing, I believe that being a brand  new being would solve many problems and heal so many psychological illnesses.

Naturally, like all screenwriters, there is a part of me in most of my screenplays and all my characters.
Jordan.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF HORROR

THE WOLF HUNTER...

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THE WOLF HUNTER...

I have written the first draft of this script a few years ago. It's a very beautiful tribute to the wolf, animals lovers like me will love it, and it’s an anti-hunting script, hunting being something I deeply disapprove.

I've never promoted it and never sent it to any producer. I have a friend actress who read the first versions a few years ago and she recently emailed me asking me if I was thinking of pitching the wolf hunter, because she was still remembering it,  last week-end I finally decided to revise and polish the script and she was right it's a fabulous screenplay, a splendid romance, western-like story, with a very beautiful character of woman raised by wolves and the hunter who falls for her...Memorable indeed!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CARRIE FISHER

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Happy birthday to Carrie Fisher, the legendary Princess Leia from Star wars, and now a famous screenwriter and script doctor!

JACK THE RIPPER RETURNS

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"THE BIRTH" my screenplay revolving around Jack the ripper, is now available for production. (for sale or option)

The script tells the story of a young scientist discovering a diary enclosing the real identity of the ripper, in an abandoned building of Whitechapel.  It is told from the ripper's and the victims point of view, as opposed to other Jack the ripper's films that were told from Alberline's point of view.

I've revised it, re-read it and it's a page turner with very well written characters.

I'm still very proud of everything I've written recently and in the past!

Jordan.

Susan Sarandon Brands Pope Benedict a 'Nazi'

The Working Screenwriter: Does one page really = one minute?

The Working Screenwriter: Does one page really = one minute?: I just got an e-mail from a writer who asked: “I want to write a comedy movie that’s two hours long. How many pages should my script be?” Fi...

The movies that inspired me: TITANIC

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Thank you Mr. Cameron. I first watched the film in 1998 (On October 15 1998). That's when I decided to study screenwriting, I was a teenager. I wrote my first screenplay in 1999, following my reading of James Cameron's script for Titanic. Memorable!







THE MOVIES THAT INSPIRED ME...LEGENDS OF THE FALL

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One of the most beautiful films ever made. Wonderful romance and incredible acting, music and images. A masterpiece.

Diagnosing Anakin Skywalker

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Below is a funny analysis of Anakin Skywalker's personality...
Side note: I do not agree about the ending of this article...Since I loved all Star Wars films...(Especially "Revenge of the Sith")
Besides, to me, Anakin Skywalker is one of the most well written and beautiful characters ever seen in a movie. His desire of keeping the people he loves from death makes him a very human and endearing character and very NORMAL person.

SOURCE: 
http://www.archetypewriting.com/articles/articles_ck/anakin.htm




Diagnosing Anakin Skywalker

by Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD

A group of French researchers have proposed that Anakin Skywalker had Borderline Personality Disorder. This article looks at why, along with the evidence for and against such a diagnosis.
What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is essentially an inability to modulate (manage) emotion, which means all emotions come out far more intensely than the average person's — especially the nega…

FROM RAEL on FACEBOOK: MESSAGE DE RAEL SUR FACEBOOK

I ask all Raelians and Human Rights lovers to boycott the swiss airline company SWISS until they apologise publicly for asking Kristof Lebigre to remove his Raelian symbol while on a flight which is a flagrant disrepect for Human right and religious discrimination.Please write all to the President of Swiss
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd
Mr Harry Hohmeister
Case postale
CH-4002 Bâle
... Suisse
Miège le 09 octobre de l’an 66
A l’attention de Monsieur le Président de la compagnie Swiss International Air Lines
Monsieur Hohmeister,
Depuis plus de trente années que je voyage à travers le monde, que se soit avec Swissair ou
maintenant avec Swiss, jamais je n’avais autant était humilié par une compagnie aérienne et
son comandant de bord.
Lors de mon voyage de Genève à Moscou le dimanche 02 octobre 2011 sur le vol LX1336 de
07:45, le commandant de bord accompagné d’une hôtesse de l’air est venu me trouver pour
exiger que je cache mon symbole religieux afin qu’il ne soit pas visible de…

Director Jim Sheridan Wants His Name Removed From DREAM HOUSE

http://collider.com/jim-sheridan-dream-house-name-removed/119499/

I don't understand...Didn't the man read the script before accepting to make the film?
J.

A quick note...

To inform my readers that I've finished the revisions on my very first screenplay "CARNIVAL". Written in 1999 (I was a teenager at this time) and never promoted before! The story of a serial killer terrifying Venice during the Carnival. It is 87 pages long...I've cut out several scenes, since we all know that all first time screenwriters tend to write unnecessary scenes, but the story was good...Now improved, it became a very good thriller in the vein of "the phantom of the opera" (for the masked killer)  and "don't look now" (for the sets)
Have a good week-end. 
Jordan.

My Week With Marilyn' Theatrical Trailer

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My Week With Marilyn - Clip

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO...

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KATE WINSLET and Guy Pearce

LARS VON TRIER RELEASES PUBLIC STATEMENT

http://www.empireonline.com/news/feed.asp?NID=32148
We have received the following message from Lars von Trier concerning an incident that occurred earlier today.

We present it to you without comment, but for more details surrounding von Trier's unceremonious fall from grace at this year's Cannes Film Festival, head this way. 

"Today at 2pm I was questioned by the Police of North Zealand in connection with charges made by the prosecution of Grasse in France from August 2011 regarding a possible violation of prohibition in French law against justification of war crimes."

"The investigation covers comments made during the press conference in Cannes in May 2011. Due to these serious accusations I have realized that I do not possess the skills to express myself unequivocally and I have therefore decided from this day forth to refrain from all public statements and interviews."

Lars von Trier

DISNEY ANNOUNCES 3D RE-RELEASES

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Following up with a company that has requested your full script

DID I SEE AN UFO YESTERDAY?

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Was outside with two friends yesterday when we saw this flying in the sky...Not sure about what it is...It was black, glistening golden in the sun...Since I can ‘t clearly determinate what it was exactly, I can say it was an unknown flying object...AN UFO...What do you think?

Jordan.
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A friend shared this on my facebook wall. I think it's clear! lol.

FOLLOWING UP WITH PRODUCERS

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Spent my week-end following up with producers and studios I have submitted my screenplays to.

This is something I never did in the past, but I'm feeling more and more confident with my work, and I feel this is something audience would love to see on the screen, especially with all the bad movies and the remakes released nowadays.

It's always good to check with productions companies one week after submitting a script and see if they have receive your work, especially since we all know producers are lazy people, and need to be reminded they have receive something!

I’ve also received several OFFERS for potential books adaptations, including a science fiction saga, a horror book and a romantic comedy, not sure about what I’ll choose. If you are interested in hiring, please feel free to get in touch, as I’m still available at the moment and I haven’t picked up a new project yet, but don’t forget I DO NOT WORK FOR FREE…And get familiar with screenwriters fees! (see WGA website for t…

WEEK-END REPORT: USA BOX OFFICE

"OU PAS" L' album de Christophe Hondelatte

Je viens de télécharger "OU PAS" l'album de Monsieur Christophe Hondelatte.

Après un week-end très occupé par mon travail, j'avais envie de déstresser, et surtout de découvrir l'univers de cet artiste.

Je vous CONSEILLE FORTEMENT CET ALBUM qui est un véritable plaisir pour les oreilles, et le meilleur album Français que j'ai entendu depuis longtemps..Si  loin de tous ces artistes établis, souvent ennuyeux dont on nous rebat les oreilles depuis des années.

L'album est rythmé, très classe et je me suis surprise à battre la mesure et à taper les mains durant les chansons. DE LA TRES BONNE MUSIQUE!

Donc allez y, n'hésitez pas à télécharger ce très, très bon album sur le site de Monsieur Hondelatte, puisqu' il a la générosité de faire découvrir son art gratuitement à son public:

http://www.christophehondelatte.com/?page_id=304


Vous serez conquis! J'ai vraiment passé un excellent moment, et j'aimerais qu'il y ai plus d'albums de ce calibres ac…

SIDE NOTE...

Why all the characters in the soap opera "The young and the restless", seem totally unaware of contraception? Just wondering...Are the "authors" afraid to shock if their characters have sexual relations for pleasure? Would they feel guilty?


Strange conception in the 21st century!

Jordan.

CHECK OUT THIS BRILLIANT VIDEO

http://vimeo.com/29107248


DOUBT from The Climate Reality Project on Vimeo.

You'll be surprised of all the lies that have been told on cigarettes for years...Remember the cowboys and their cigarettes, it has a completely different image at this time, not so long ago, a very positive image. Doctors were recommending their clients a certain brand of cigarette to feel better! Incredible.


Moreover this video is narrated by the fabulous MATTHEW MODINE! Enjoy!
Jordan.

When Should I Follow Up On a Script Submission?

Useful articles on following up with producers after submitting your script

Screenwriters tip:  I have accept to work for free or
on a deferred payment basis when I first started as a screenwriter, this is something
I will never do again, and I would advice all screenwriters to refuse this type of deal.