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01-03-2011 05:04 PM
rikhall
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Originally Posted by Winterchase View Post
That's why I came here. ;o) Y'all have been a big help and I do appreciate it.
Winterchase - send me a PM when you get enough posts.

Rik
01-03-2011 02:48 PM
Winterchase
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Originally Posted by lobstahpotts View Post
...and don't hesitate to ask people in the know if you really care about accuracy. It will be wonderfully refreshing to see something really accurate come out.
That's why I came here. ;o) Y'all have been a big help and I do appreciate it.
01-03-2011 02:44 PM
Winterchase
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Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy View Post
Just in the little bit you posted, I thought, In modern times, a tramp steamer would the last thing a mule would use, hell, even in 3rd world counties, the mules have better equipment (boats) than the local authorities; if this was back when a steamer was still a viable mode, then you have the problem with the sportfisher with powerful engines, they weren't around.

I guess it would help if we knew the era this was playing out; Screws and green glows may be proper terminology in a story taking place in the 40's / 50's where props, amber glow and bad-ass chicks from Hooters would be more suited in modern times

But then, I'm no playwrite




Best of luck to ya

LOL! TKS for the mention of amber instead of green! Thanks to you, I dodged another potential bullet because it's set in present time. I'll exchange "prop" for "screw" now. Thanks for that too.

A sport-boat picks up the drugs, brings it ashore upriver to a mansion, and for the next five minutes things blow up (including the sport-boat and a police launch), bunches of people get killed and the budget wrecked.

The working title, BTW, is "The Dime." The lead is female and attractive - for a lawyer - but a "Hooters Girl," I don't think so, darn it.

Since I'll never meet most of the readers (an industry title) reading this thing, if one of them knows anything about boats and spots an error, my creditability takes a hit. They look for any reason to trash scripts anyway.

Thanks again.

Bill
01-03-2011 02:18 PM
Winterchase
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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
No dialogue?
Opening credits are rolling.
01-03-2011 02:17 PM
Winterchase
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Ok, I'll bite. I'm not sure you're on the path to winning any Oscars here, but I think we should be a friendly bunch.

The things you use to hoist a dinghy out of the water are davits.

A naval architect might call it a screw, but normal people call it the prop.
"Davit" it is. Thank you.
01-03-2011 11:28 AM
zedboy
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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
No dialogue?
Just distracts people from enjoying the violence.
01-02-2011 12:37 AM
bljones No dialogue?
01-01-2011 10:11 PM
poopdeckpappy Just in the little bit you posted, I thought, In modern times, a tramp steamer would the last thing a mule would use, hell, even in 3rd world counties, the mules have better equipment (boats) than the local authorities; if this was back when a steamer was still a viable mode, then you have the problem with the sportfisher with powerful engines, they weren't around.

I guess it would help if we knew the era this was playing out; Screws and green glows may be proper terminology in a story taking place in the 40's / 50's where props, amber glow and bad-ass chicks from Hooters would be more suited in modern times

But then, I'm no playwrite




Best of luck to ya
01-01-2011 09:23 PM
lobstahpotts The machine gun seems to make sense considering, and I also concur that such a boat would not have davits, a crane would be perfectly acceptable. I would assume if they are offshore, the raft will ahve some type of motor for propulsion and this can be enough weight to sink it. Or make it even more fun, and have there be a gas can in the raft which explodes!
I would say read some nautical literature, pick up some terminology from exposure, and don't hesitate to ask people in the know if you really care about accuracy. It will be wonderfully refreshing to see something really accurate come out.
01-01-2011 07:55 PM
brak Sounds like adaptation of the story about Russian sailors and Somali pirates.

If so, the freeboard is way too high to slash anything with the knife. A few bursts of a machine gun are quite a bit more certain and no one is around for 100 nm.
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