Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Meme, Day 24!

Day 24 - That one awesome movie idea that still hasn’t been done yet
Several years ago, my answer would've been "A John Carter of Mars film!" Well, THAT'S HAPPENING. (Please be good, please be good...)

Day 24 - Best quote
"Ipsa this, you pissy little bitch," Andy Sipowicz says to HIS FUTURE WIFE AND THE MOTHER OF HIS CHILD in the first episode of NYPD Blue. (Oh, and for those of you who didn't see that, Sipowicz grabs his crotch when he says that.) You learn GIGANTIC AMOUNTS about Sipowicz as a character from that one scene.

Actually, I don't know a good answer to this, so this is probably one of my less thought-out answers.

Something else to think about: often the dialogue on TV shows isn't all that good. It has to be stripped down to Important Detail, Important Detail, Important Detail, because you have so little time to tell your story. Joss Whedon and his writers can get around this, for example, as has been seen on Buffy, Angel and Firefly (I haven't seen enough Dollhouse to judge its dialogue) -- "Your logic is not Earth logic"; "I think the subtext is rapidly becoming text"; "That's April. She speaks with a strange evenness and chooses her words a shade too selectively." "Some guys like that sort of thing."; "Well. Here I am." -- but those shows, especially Season 1 Angel, sometimes go too far in the clever direction. To the point I was sometimes watching the first season of Angel and saying "Please, people, SAY WHAT YOU MEAN." Too many lines seemed like cleverness calisthenics. Whedon's shows sometimes lapse into that.

Okay, that was a little more thought-out.
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