Tuesday, July 11, 2006

How 'bout them Pirates?

I'd like to interrupt this recap of Thrillerfest to congratulate Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio on their record-breaking opening ($132 million!!!) of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, 2 (Dead Man's Chest).

Anyone even remotely interested in the craft and business of screenwriting needs to know about Ted and Terry's WORDPLAY site - a fantastic collection of articles and columns by two of the best in the business and guests from all areas of film production and marketing, plus a lively community of aspiring screenwriters, pros and fans dialoguing on two message boards.

2 comments:

elainesbrain said...

YAY! Pirates forever! Much happiness for me and congratulations to everyone involved in Pirates!

Allison Brennan said...

Thanks for the link.

I LOVED Pirates. Took my girls opening night. I might have liked the first movie a teeny-tiny bit more because there was two small parts that annoyed the hell out of me. I don't want to give anything away to anyone who hasn't seen it, but Elizabeth on the beach throwing her tantrum was one; and Elizabeth handcuffing Jack was the other. Very minor points and more about characterization (and acting in/out of character) than anything else.