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Thu, Aug. 24th, 2006, 07:16 pm
kben: A message from South Pacific Airlines:

I know this comm is long dead(ish), but to any of you who still might check it, I just wanted to say this:

SNAKES ON A PLANE is a perfect example of a high concept, well-executed screenplay. Yes, it's hyped to the max. Yes, it's Hollywood to the core. Yes, it's about snakes on a mf'n plane. But it delivers exactly what it promises and follows three act structure to a T.

Plus, it's scary fun.

Thanks guys.

-kben

Fri, Aug. 25th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
shadowlongknife

I'm still around.

Fri, Aug. 25th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
ricktboy

me too.

Sun, Aug. 27th, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC)
thekingratsings

yeah but the plot feels like getting kicked in the nuts. So evern though it's structure is quality and all. God damn it's fucking terrible. Thank god we have Samuel L. Jackson.

Mon, Aug. 28th, 2006 09:25 am (UTC)
kben

The problem with great films is that they often break the rules. Seasoned filmmakers and writers know what they can get away with. Also, if all you study is Tarantino or Crowe or Rodriguez, then all you're ever learn is how to emulate Tarantino or Crowe or Rodriguez.

SoaP is hyped Hollywood crap, yes, but it's A + B = C all the way. It's basic, it's easy, and it's accessible.

And really, what more did you want from it? There were snakes. On a plane. It didn't promise to grace us with anything more than that.

Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
rekzkarz: didn't see it b/c

Um, hyping snakes on a plane as a good example of 3 act structure is OK.

Hyping it as a good example of a film is ... well, makes me wonder if you're taking your meds lately?

C'mon! This is clearly a huge waste of money and time for people, right?

Screenwriting should have some aspirations beyond making a quick buck off of pathetic teens looking for excitement in a sterile stone-world where everything is illegal.