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.


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.