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Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« on: April 13, 2008, 08:00:49 AM »
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/chabon.spider.pdf
            
            
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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2008, 08:16:57 AM »
So it's an unused screenplay. And if it's by Michael Chabon, then it would have probably made a great movie.

A great movie. That never was.

Wonder if there's a thread for that sort of thing....

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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2008, 08:24:46 AM »
Why would be interested in an unused script for a movie that turned out to be GOOD? I would be much more interested if it was an unused script for Spiderman 3, that actually made sense and wasn't jam packed with crap.



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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008, 08:27:56 AM »
So it's an unused screenplay. And if it's by Michael Chabon, then it would have probably made a great movie.

A great movie. That never was.

Wonder if there's a thread for that sort of thing....

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How can I put it in that thread until I know it is GREAT?  You'll have to read the whole screenplay and tell us.
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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2008, 09:14:17 AM »
So it's an unused screenplay. And if it's by Michael Chabon, then it would have probably made a great movie.

A great movie. That never was.

Wonder if there's a thread for that sort of thing....

 ;)

How can I put it in that thread until I know it is GREAT?  You'll have to read the whole screenplay and tell us.

Point taken.

It is monstrous, isn't it? A screenplay numbering 253 pages means a 4 hours and 13 minute movie, right? Jesus.


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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008, 08:07:45 AM »
It is monstrous, isn't it? A screenplay numbering 253 pages means a 4 hours and 13 minute movie, right? Jesus.
Uh no, it would be a 253 minute movie.

Anyway, the file isn't available anymore. It must have been so great that it created a blackhole of greatness and swallowed itself.


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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2008, 08:14:15 AM »
It is monstrous, isn't it? A screenplay numbering 253 pages means a 4 hours and 13 minute movie, right? Jesus.
Uh no, it would be a 253 minute movie.

Anyway, the file isn't available anymore. It must have been so great that it created a blackhole of greatness and swallowed itself.

You're not very good at math, are you? ;)
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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2008, 08:18:24 AM »
It is monstrous, isn't it? A screenplay numbering 253 pages means a 4 hours and 13 minute movie, right? Jesus.
Uh no, it would be a 253 minute movie.

Anyway, the file isn't available anymore. It must have been so great that it created a blackhole of greatness and swallowed itself.

You're not very good at math, are you? ;)

Juuuust beat me to it. :)
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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2008, 10:01:29 AM »
If anybody wants to read it.  I downloaded it.  I can send it to you (Bratpop).
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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2008, 10:52:12 AM »
Sorry, yes. My mind wouldn't acknowledge the idea of a 253-page script and instead I saw "2:53" as in "2hrs 53min". I thought he was thinking it was 2 minutes per page or something. I'm not that bad at math.

I wonder why they rejected it? *sarcasm!*

No, I don't want to read it. The terrible opening narration was bad enough. I HATE that aspect of the movies. No, it doesn't make up for the lack of Spider-Man quipping. It's not even Spidey's narration, it's Peter's. It's tacky enough in any movie (usually a sign of bad writing) but they managed to make it even worse. "Who am I? I'm Spider-Man!" Well DUH, Captain Obvious!


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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2008, 02:20:24 PM »
First of all, Spider-Man and Peter Parker are the same guy.  Just so you know.

Also, I like the fact that you added *sarcasm!*  Sometimes sarcasm can be lost in the written word, so it was nice that you could clear things up.  However, I especially like the exclamation mark, which make me think that you're saying something that then suddenly yell "sarcasm!"

It is most fun to apply this to real life:

"Honey, did you get the groceries?"
"Of course I did."
"Oh, then did you remember to pick up--"
"Sarcasm!"
"...what?"


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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2008, 03:28:14 PM »
First of all, Spider-Man and Peter Parker are the same guy.  Just so you know.

Also, I like the fact that you added *sarcasm!*  Sometimes sarcasm can be lost in the written word, so it was nice that you could clear things up.  However, I especially like the exclamation mark, which make me think that you're saying something that then suddenly yell "sarcasm!"

It is most fun to apply this to real life:

"Honey, did you get the groceries?"
"Of course I did."
"Oh, then did you remember to pick up--"
"Sarcasm!""...what?"

sarcasm?


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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2008, 03:51:51 PM »
bah!


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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2008, 10:07:42 PM »
I'm saying, you don't hear the narration going, "Yeah. That's me. That dork there. What a pathetic loser. Can't even afford Neutrogena. Seems like the biggest weiner in the world, right? Well if somebody told you my life was a sad little tale; if somebody said I was just a whimpy piece of crap, not a snowball's chance in hell of ever getting laid... they forgot to mention I'm SPIDER-MAN and I pound supermodel tail every night. Nuff said!"


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Re: Unused Screenplay for Spiderman 2
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2008, 05:45:20 PM »
I didn't realize spider man was such an embittered dickweed. o.o
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