Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Remember When I Used to Write About John Hughes?

Wanna hear something sad? Well sad for me, maybe not for you. I haven't written a post about John Hughes since last September. I know. Oh sure, I wrote about breaking and entering The Breakfast Club High School in April, I threw in the screenplay posts here and there, then I defended him against an article Molly Ringwald… Continue reading Remember When I Used to Write About John Hughes?

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Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Eighteen: Don’t Let Them Call Me Carl

  Scene Eighteen- Don't Let Them Call Me Carl The whole gang shows up to Channel 7 studios the next day for the interview and decided to wear coordinating outfits except for Valerie who wore her JOHN HUGHES LOVE CHILD tee-shirt and bright purple leggings with John Hughes heads all over them. Regina (looking Valerie… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Eighteen: Don’t Let Them Call Me Carl

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Screenplays Don’t Write Themselves

  I made a tough decision earlier this week. Well tough for me, probably not so tough for most of you. I'm no longer sharing my screenplay to the blog. First, I want to clarify that I did not stop sharing because of an essay that Molly Ringwald wrote for The New Yorker. I've toyed with… Continue reading Screenplays Don’t Write Themselves

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Don’t You Forget About Me-Scene Seventeen “Chicago is SO Good For My Ego”

  I think it's normal to "see" certain actors in roles when you've written something like this. Right? TELL ME IT'S NORMAL. I see Nicole Sullivan as Kate. You've seen her in shows like MadTV and King of Queens and as of late, Disjointed on Netflix. She is FUN-NY and I would love her in… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me-Scene Seventeen “Chicago is SO Good For My Ego”

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Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Sixteen “Maybe You Should’ve Kidnapped John Cusack”

  New to this scene? Well, you have 15 other scenes to read first! Head here to get started.     Scene Sixteen- "Maybe You Should Have Kidnapped John Cusack"  Back in Chicago, everyone is back at Katherine’s home after returning from their breakfast picnic at the Illinois State Police Headquarters. Michael (to Judd) -… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Sixteen “Maybe You Should’ve Kidnapped John Cusack”

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Don’t You Forget About Me-Scene Fifteen “You Have a Restraining Order Against Edie McClurg?”

  I could make an entire movie out of this next scene alone. But then I would get sued by the creator of Friends, which is the coffee shop (Central Perk) I used as inspiration. I've used other things in my personal life as inspiration for aspects of the screenplay so far, like: The flat… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me-Scene Fifteen “You Have a Restraining Order Against Edie McClurg?”

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Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Fourteen- “Is This What I Think it Is?”

The original plan for the museum was to be set in a neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. I had two inspirations: the neighborhood from Return to Me (great Chicago movie) and also the neighborhood where Mike's parents grew up: Lakeview. When his parents grew up there, it wasn't the trendy area that it… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Fourteen- “Is This What I Think it Is?”