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HobNob:The Movie (Mr. Duncan take note)
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Curerently writing a screenplay about HobNobs. Well, it's not a quite that simple.


I have used John's name and his fictitional family.


 A very very very brief synopsis:


A surreal black comedy. The story revolves around a middle class gentleman who is obsessed by baked products. . . . .(See, I told you it was brief.)


I, plastic penguin solemnly declare (sorry Clare) that I do not and have never had  any affiliation with John Duncan, his family, work associations, or any other writing body. I conceived the idea from comments made by JD and others about biscuits on the forum over the past year and a half.


No HobNob has been harmed physically or emotionally, or will be in the writing of the script. 

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Re: HobNob:The Movie (Mr. Duncan take note)

For this we need the English equivalent of the Coen brothers......

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FrankHarveyHiFi:For this we need the English equivalent of the Coen brothers......



No, that's crackers you're thinking of.

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JohnDuncan:
FrankHarveyHiFi:For this we need the English equivalent of the Coen brothers......

No, that's crackers you're thinking of.


Oh, man, don't slap me with these negative waves! Been up to London most of the day, fighting me way round Wandsworth one-way system. Ruddy nightmare. Enough to turn you Sutherland!



Regarding the script, called ' Strange type of cookie' and my creative juices are bouncing off the lamp shades.


Includes a fictional hi-fi mag; disruptive kids, apathetic wife.....you can probably guess.


I've only done 14 pages so far (in spare time), duration of an hour - 60 pages - broken down into four segments or ACTS.


I've already got lines like: "Morning, Mr. Dunkin, hope you're keeping well -- and Mrs. D?" John looks rather confused as he only saw her a few minutes beforehand. "Fine, thank you." John (VO):" She's a friendly native, just wish someone would let the tyres down on her broomstick!"

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Nearly finished. Not bad considering it's taken less than three weeks to write a 60 minute screenplay. And it's rather good too, although I'll have to tweak bits here and there. That's normal regardless.... 

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Re: HobNob:The Movie (Mr. Duncan take note)

Hope it involves Wallace and Gromitt - sounds like their sort of thing Big Smile

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visionary:Hope it involves Wallace and Gromitt - sounds like their sort of thing Big Smile


Wouldn't be original. It wouls be like creating a 'Mr. Bean' type character and bringing in Tom and Gerry as a support.

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Re: HobNob:The Movie (Mr. Duncan take note)
plastic penguin:bringing in Tom and Gerry as a support.

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mmm..  Penelope Keith and Felicity Kendal Yes

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chebby:mmm..  Penelope Keith and Felicity Kendal Yes

And as for Vesta Tilley, phwoarrr!!!

 

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Andrew Everard:
plastic penguin:bringing in Tom and Gerry as a support.




You're not too shy of the mark.....

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Re: The Movie script

Contacted a drama arts school regarding my daughter participating in April. I asked whether she had any contacts within the TV/Film industry regarding scripts, and she said she knows three people who are script readers. I think she was taken in by my enthusism and said would contact them and try and get something moving, although I won't crack open the Champaign yet.


Crikey, getting a script noticed by the right people is harder than writing the damn things themselves. Most TV companies won't accept unsolicited scripts - agents want shed-loads of dosh before they even look at it....what a drag! Unless you are established within the industry you need to get lucky. Or very persistant.... Big Smile


Ah, it's not the HobNob one, but two other completed screenplays. 

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plastic penguin:I won't crack open the Champaign yet.

I wouldn't - it won't taste anything like as good as Champagne...

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Andrew Everard:
plastic penguin:I won't crack open the Champaign yet.


I wouldn't - it won't taste anything like as good as Champagne...



There are clues about my non drinking policy. Give me a Ginger Ale and I'm as happy as Larry (who is Larry?)

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plastic penguin:I'm as happy as Larry (who is Larry?)

 

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Why not try to see if whoever makes HobNobs (is it Mcvities?) might provide you a small grant, sponsorship or push the thing forward - if indeed HobNobs will play an integral part of your film. The deal could be something along the lines of the Orange telephone adverts in cinemas.


 

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