Archive for January, 2012


Tom Shadyac Joins Thom Hartmann. He has been a director – a producer – a screenwriter – an actor – and a comedian. His movies are some of the most widely-recognized films in the last few decades – from the “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” series – to the “Nutty Professor” movies – to “Liar, Liar” and “Bruce Almighty.” In his most recent film – “I am” he takes us on a journey in search of the nature of humanity – and what it means to live a truly fulfilling life on this planet – a topic we’ll definitely get into. Currently – he is a professor of communications – and teaches screenwriting at Pepperdine Univeristy’s Seaver college.

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Is it important for writers to have a presence at Comic-Con? Written By visits Comic-Con 2011 and asks writers Mark Evanier, Ira Behr (“Alphas,” “The 4400), Amy Berg (“The 4400,” “Eureka”), Marti Noxon (“Buffy, the Vampire Slayer,” “Fright Night”), Leo Chu & Eric Garcia (“Supah Ninjas”). For more interviews and to see the current issue of Written By magazine, go to www.writtenby.com

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Mystery Ukulele Giveaway!!


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Paramount parodies itself. In the comedy “Million Dollar Legs” American go-getter Migg Tweeny (Jack Oakie) persuades the President of Klopstockia (WC Fields) to solve his country’s financial problems by entering the 1932 Olympics. In this clip Tweeny serenades the President’s daughter (Susan Fleming) with a song from the Ernst Lubitsch comedy “One Hour With You” starring Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier, here outfitted with nonsense lyrics. This film’s director was Buster Keaton veteran Eddie Cline. Jack Oakie’s pantomime after the high dive is pure Keaton. The first screenwriting credit went to Joseph L. Mankiewicz, which is amazing for the man who later wrote and directed “All About Eve.” There was no comic actor in sound films with cleaner, sharper reactions than Jack Oakie. Oakie was part Cherokee and was the only Hollywood star of the classic era never to wear makeup. He bought up much of the San Fernando Valley before most people knew where it was and died rich. Susan Fleming demonstrates sharp comic timing in this clip as well. But she married Harpo Marx four years later and retired from the screen.

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Play BFH here: www.battlefieldheroes.com Proof of HUD: www.youtube.com Thanks to: Hotshow Dredned c0mputeRb0y Dfuzz ForgottenSpray Lennna Indignent Big Thanks to the: Old Guys Gaming Community for the use of their server! Song By Warren Zevon “Werewolves of London” Filmed, Edited and Directed by Hold_Fast Screenwriting by Hold_Fast & Dredned Thanks for watching!

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