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Black Dog
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posted 28 May 2003 03:10 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
From the CBC...

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Canadian teen singer Avril Lavigne's hit single about a teenage girl who rejects a skater boy is to be adapted into a feature film.

Paramount Pictures has hired ER writer/producer David Zabel to adapt the words of the song Sk8ter Boi into a movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The song is about a teen-age girl who drops her skateboarding boyfriend because her friends don't approve.

Years later, she regrets her decision when he becomes a famous rock star.

The Reporter says the film will be "true to the spirit of the song" which features the chorus: "He was a skater boy, she said see ya later boy, He wasn't good enough for her."

The film will focus on "two teens from different backgrounds and the social constraints in which they find themselves," the Reporter stated.

Lavigne's writing team Matrix - Scott Spock, Lauren Christy and Graham Edwards - who co-wrote the song, will act as consultants on the screenplay.

They will also produce the movie soundtrack.



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Tommy M
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posted 28 May 2003 03:29 PM      Profile for Tommy M     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:

The film will focus on "two teens from different backgrounds and the social constraints in which they find themselves," the Reporter stated

I've seen it, It was called Pretty in Pink.


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 28 May 2003 03:38 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Naw, 'twas "Rebel Without a Cause," no wait, "The Wild One."

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posted 28 May 2003 03:46 PM      Profile for kuba walda        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wasn't it Grease?
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Black Dog
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posted 28 May 2003 03:52 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I thought it was "West Side Story".

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posted 28 May 2003 03:53 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
They told me he was bad / But I knew he was sad / That's why I fell for / The leader of the pack
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posted 28 May 2003 03:56 PM      Profile for PitPat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As if. I didn't see a skateboard in any of those movies.
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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 28 May 2003 03:59 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
is this the avril effect or the dogtown effect? also, on the NME's website, it says:

quote:
'Sk8er Boi' tells the story of a young punk who falls in love a ballet girl, who in turn, spurns his affections as she fears her friends will not approve.

ballet and punk skateboarding, why did no one ever think of this before?

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'lance
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posted 28 May 2003 04:52 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I've seen it, It was called Pretty in Pink.

Naw, 'twas "Rebel Without a Cause," no wait, "The Wild One."

Wasn't it Grease?

I thought it was "West Side Story".


Yer all wrong, it was "Lady and the Tramp."


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posted 28 May 2003 04:57 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There are no new stories. Only good and bad storytellers.
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'lance
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posted 28 May 2003 05:03 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yer right, Zoot (who was it said there are only six plots in all of literature? "Stranger comes to town," "Person goes on a journey," and... I forget).

Also, good and bad lyricists. And I know how I'd describe the person responsible for:

quote:
He was a boy, she was a girl
Can I make it anymore obvious?

He was a punk,she did ballet
What more can I say?


etc. & so forth.


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posted 28 May 2003 05:10 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Stinking rich.
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'lance
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posted 28 May 2003 05:11 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
O that. Highly overrated. Why, I coulda had an NHL contract and a Grammy, if only...
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posted 28 May 2003 05:16 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
BTW, there's 36 plots, according to Polti:

1. Supplication - Persecutor, Suppliant, a Power in Authority
2. Deliverance - Unfortunates, Threatener, Rescuer
3. Revenge - Avenger, Criminal
4. Vengeance by Family upon Family - Avenging Kinsman, Guilty Kinsman, Relative
5. Pursuit - Fugitive from Punishment, Pursuer
6. Victim of Cruelty or Misfortune - Unfortunates, Master or Unlucky Person
7. Disaster - Vanquished Power, Victorious Power or Messenger
8. Revolt - Tyrant, Conspirator(s)
9. Daring Enterprise - Bold Leader, Goal, Adversary
10. Abduction - Abductor, Abducted, Guardian
11. Enigma - Interrogator, Seeker, Problem
12. Obtaining - Two or more Opposing Parties, Object, maybe an Arbitrator
13. Familial Hatred - Two Family Members who hate each other
14. Familial Rivalry - Preferred Kinsman, Rejected Kinsman, Object
15. Murderous Adultery - Two Adulterers, the Betrayed
16. Madness - Madman, Victim
17. Fatal Imprudence - Imprudent person, Victim or lost object
18. Involuntary Crimes of Love - Lover, Beloved, Revealer
19. Kinsman Kills Unrecognised Kinsman - Killer, Unrecognised Victim, Revealer
20. Self Sacrifice for an Ideal - Hero, Ideal, Person or Thing Sacrificed
21. Self Sacrifice for Kindred - Hero, Kinsman, Person or Thing Sacrificed
22. All Sacrificed for Passion - Lover, Object of Passion, Person or Thing Sacrificed
23. Sacrifice of Loved Ones - Hero, Beloved Victim, Need for Sacrifice
24. Rivalry Between Superior and Inferior - Superior, Inferior, Object
25. Adultery - Deceived Spouse, Two Adulterers
26. Crimes of Love - Lover, Beloved, theme of Dissolution
27. Discovery of Dishonor of a Loved One - Discoverer, Guilty One
28. Obstacles to Love - Two Lovers, Obstacle
29. An Enemy Loved - Beloved Enemy, Lover, Hater
30. Ambition - An Ambitious Person, Coveted Thing, Adversary
31. Conflict with a God - Mortal, Immortal
32. Mistaken Jealousy - Jealous One, Object of Jealousy, Supposed Accomplice, Author of Mistake
33. Faulty Judgment - Mistaken One, Victim of Mistake, Author of Mistake, Guilty Person
34. Remorse - Culprit, Victim, Interrogator
35. Recovery of a Lost One - Seeker, One Found
36. Loss of Loved Ones - Kinsman Slain, Kinsman Witness, Executioner


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'lance
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posted 28 May 2003 05:33 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
OK, so "Sk8ter Boi" is either 28 (with the Obstacle being... what... class? snobbery? teenage conformism?), or perhaps 33.
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Timebandit
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posted 28 May 2003 05:47 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Are you sure these are full-blown plots, ronb? I'd likely call them elements, my own self. All stock, of course.

Sk8ter Boi sounds like your basic teen-angst regret melodrama. Depending on how it's written and shot, it could be a good thing of its kind.

Unfortunately, a kind that doesn't much appeal to me. Getting too old, I guess. That, or having never regretted walking away from a relationship, I just lack empathy.


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ronb
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posted 28 May 2003 05:48 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, 28 I would imagine. Chances are, if I ever see this film I will be a 6 - Victim of Cruelty or Misfortune.
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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 28 May 2003 05:50 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dear Jesus,

If they are going to make this movie, could they at least title it using real words? You know, "Skater Boy" instead of "Sk8er Boi"? I am afraid my eyes will explode if I see that on a poster. Thanks a lot.

Your pal, Ben.


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ronb
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posted 28 May 2003 05:55 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Georges Polti called them plots, I think he claimed that Wagner or Nietsche or somebody equally dour whispered them into his ear or some such. I never could fully figure out what his rationale was, but his list is often maligned for precisely the reason you give. I find they're kinda useless for anything other than conversation.
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Timebandit
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posted 28 May 2003 06:02 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, I'm just looking at them from a practical, utilitarian point of view... Some are plots, but others are stock character types that don't imply any particular story arc.

I wouldn't slag the list, though, as the elements are common in the plays and films of many cultures.

Darned good for conversation, though.


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 28 May 2003 06:04 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What about quests?
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posted 28 May 2003 06:19 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That could fall under #9, couldn't it?
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posted 28 May 2003 07:23 PM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
does babble have a plot?
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posted 29 May 2003 04:35 PM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
But of course. No.'s 8 and 11.

(this reminds me of that old joke about the club where everyone had memorised the same jokebook)


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