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A writer of comedy and dramas. And thank you to all those who take time to read and comment on my work....
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A writer of comedy and dramas. And thank you to all those who take time to read and comment on my work.
Reviews by shailer 37
A review of Eidolonby shailer on 12/22/2004First thing to notice is the premise. We have a serial killer on the looseinspired by some kind of occult practice. We also have a couple ofprofessional cops and a female FBI agent tagging along. There is tensionbetween the cops and the FBI. These elements make the piece feel v. familiarto X-Files, Silence Of the Lambs etc. The writing is good - action anddialogue work well... read
A review of Fly Girlsby shailer on 12/19/2004First impressions: we have camera angles in the first few scenes which probably should go. Also I'm not sure about Deannie's John-Boy-Walton-family voice-over everywhere (Twenty pages in and most of the dialogue has been VO). Show don't tell is the general rule - in this script, the VO smacks of too much schmaltz but maybe that's the effect you want? Looking at each VO, it... read
A review of Dream Pretty (Revised)by shailer on 12/16/2004Dialogue is a little uneven - especially when it repeats the action already seen. The psychiatrist interpreting the dreams seems long winded and telegraphing what is to happen next. This is a surreal piece. Which is fine, some great movies are surreal - SLAUGHTER HOUSE 5, WHEN DREAMS MAY COME etc. The trouble with surreal is that it has to be done well enough not to confuse... read