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Archive for August 8th, 2011

Daffy Duck, Screenwriter

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Daffy went the whole nine yards trying to convince film studio boss J.L. to buy his script, The Scarlet Pumpernickel. But then he read a website post which said that the odds of selling a spec screenplay are at least 5000-1. (Update 9/23/11: an article in The Atlantic, “How Hollywood Chooses Scripts: The Insider List That Led to ‘Abduction,'” found here, puts the odds at a much better 333-1 by considering the competition to be limited to scripts registered with WGA.)

However, Daffy does have one advantage over at least one of his rivals: his story is not about a giant pet rock. (Absolutely true: this was the subject of a script I once read.)

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August 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm

The Fountain of Youth directed by Orson Welles

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The Fountain of Youth (1958) is a roughly 30 minute television pilot for an anthology series that was not picked up by any of the networks. It was made by Orson Welles for Lucille Ball’s company, Desilu. Unfortunately for Welles, the pilot was never aired. However, the film is worthy of Welles and it’s a shame he did not get a chance to do more of the same. (The Encore Entertainment I.D., of course, is not part of the original film.)

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August 8, 2011 at 12:45 am