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    OK..that does it.. just put me to death now

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    I'm cursed. I swear, I'm really cursed. What's my curse? I come up with ideas way too late in the game. I'm not saying that one day I wake up and exclaim, "I'm gonna design heated mirrors for cars!" and it's already out there. Worse than that. I have the ideas at the same time someone else is working on it.

    My latest huge disappointment: adapting Piers Anthony's "On A Pale Horse" to the silver screen. That book rocks. The whole concept behind it is totally innovative. I write Piers Anthony to ask permission. I got a message back....

    Too late.

    Too late?! DISNEY? DISNEY bought the rights?! Disney bought the rights to a story about a guy who kills death and therefore has to take over his job, collecting souls..then seduces a ghost..or is seduced by a ghost..I forget (they're gonna censor all that I bet)..then falls in love with an evil magician's daughter, whose father is trying to open up a gate to hell or something (I haven't read the book in over ten years).. and Disney is gonna do this? The film needs to be intense...and DARK (at least initially)...and kickass visually (as good as LOTR).

    Man... I'm really quite sad about this. I knew I could've done the story justice. Someone please offer consolation and tell me Disney has the ability to create some really visually and emotionally intense films with deep character development. Maybe?

    EDIT: What does this mean, that they bought the rights? They own that story FOREVER? Couldn't I write a screenplay after a few years and get it made into a film? Maybe just an indie film? I'm really reaching here.
    Sam Hulick
    Composer
    http://www.samhulick.com/

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    Re: OK..that does it.. just put me to death now

    Sorry MD,

    I think Disney will kill it.

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    Re: OK..that does it.. just put me to death now

    Gaaah!!

    Disney, don't get me wrong. You're great for doing fun movies. But damn it, don't butcher books like this that have a philosophical edge to them!
    Sam Hulick
    Composer
    http://www.samhulick.com/

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    Re: OK..that does it.. just put me to death now

    Sam,
    Oh I loved that book in High School. I remember he could hit a button on the horse and it would turn into a car or a plane to reach his clients. Also, he could suspend time to make sure he reached all his appointments.
    I've been getting caught up on Dead Like Me which reminds me of 'On a Pale Horse.'

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    Re: OK..that does it.. just put me to death now

    I thought I had a brilliant idea....well it is brilliant, but also kind of obvious. A real-time voice to midi translator. With all the lap-tops being used for audio production, wouldn't it be cool to just sing a part into a mic and have it generate a midi file? It could be a much easier way to generate cc messages too, because you could make a system that identifies vocal characterisitics and translates them.

    Then I came to find that they not only already had it, but it's been around since the 80's........greeeaaat.

    Oh well.

    Sorry Sam. I wouldn't be surprised if Disney got the idea while probing your mind while you were asleep.
    Michael Peter

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    Re: OK..that does it.. just put me to death now

    ooh-my great idea was a device to help you squeeze the water out of a can of tuna without getting your hands all gross. i sat on that for about 10 years until i saw one in the store a few years ago.

    of course, you can't eat tuna anymore now, so i guess it's not so bad after all.

    (man, what did they put in my food today?)

    /j
    John DeBorde

    Composer of Music for Film, TV and Interactive Media

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    Re: OK..that does it.. just put me to death now

    Quote Originally Posted by His Frogness
    Sorry Sam. I wouldn't be surprised if Disney got the idea while probing your mind while you were asleep.
    They probably did! Evil.. pure evil!! Now we're gonna have to look forward to the kooky capers of death as he goes through a magical journey through Purgatory and Hell!! Woo-whee!

    I'll gladly insert foot in mouth if it turns out to be awesome.
    Sam Hulick
    Composer
    http://www.samhulick.com/

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    Re: OK..that does it.. just put me to death now

    Quote Originally Posted by John DeBorde
    of course, you can't eat tuna anymore now, so i guess it's not so bad after all.
    (mouth full of tunafish) I can't?
    Sam Hulick
    Composer
    http://www.samhulick.com/

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    Re: OK..that does it.. just put me to death now

    Quote Originally Posted by MDesigner
    (mouth full of tunafish) I can't?
    well, you're probably fine Sam, as long as you don't let your child or pregnant wife have any.

    http://www.mercurypolicy.org/new/doc...inal061903.pdf

    http://caag.state.ca.us/newsalerts/2004/04-065.htm

    you're probably alright eating it once or twice a week.
    John DeBorde

    Composer of Music for Film, TV and Interactive Media

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    Re: OK..that does it.. just put me to death now

    BTW..salmon is also suspect. But I heard you have to eat a whole mess of it (same goes for tuna) to cause any problems..
    Sam Hulick
    Composer
    http://www.samhulick.com/

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