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Directors cast & crew draft 2 - academy awards done right

Discussion in 'Movies' started by george kaplan, May 2, 2003.

  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    OK, some people have expressed an interest in doing another cast & crew (or fantasy producer) draft. Basically, this will be the same as the first one. It's open to either those who have or haven't participated in the first one, although if you have, you have to pick a different director this time. Also, instead of the traditional tourney at the end, I'm going to have an academy awards ceremony. We'll have secret balloting (via pm) for the nominees, and then a second round of balloting to pick the winners. I'll announce the winners from each category one day at a time. I haven't yet decided whether to do this just for this second draft, for both drafts together, or for both drafts, but separately. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    I'm going to assign a few slots based on people in the other thread saying they want to play again. We'll go to 16 if we get that many, if not we'll have 8. Please, before you sign up, go to the first cast & crew draft and make sure you understand and agree to the rules (such as the shrinking 12 hour window to make your picks [​IMG]).

    Any suggestions about changes from the first draft are welcome, but I reserve the right not to incorporate them. [​IMG]

    In so far:

    1 - George Kaplan
    2 - Angelo.M
    3 - SteveGon
    4 - Justin Doring
    5 - Jan H
    6 - Dome Vongvises
    7 - ChuckDeLa
    8 - Cary T
    9 - John Kilduff
    10 - Scott Weinberg

    Taken so far:

    Director
    Billy Wilder
    Terry Gilliam
    Terence Malick
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Luis Bunuel
    Peter Jackson
    Krzysztof Kieslowski
    Stanley Donen
    John Carpenter
    Todd Haynes

    Composer
    Bernard Herrmann
    George Gershwin
    John Williams
    Alan Menken
    Tan Dun
    bill evans, with the miles davis sextet

    Cinematographer
    nestor almendros
    Darius Khondji
    Haskell Wexler
    Janusz Kaminski
    Freddie Francis
    John Toll

    Screenwriter
    hayao miyazaki
    David Mamet
    Krzysztof Kieslowski
    The Coen Brothers
    Billy Wilder
    Howard Ashman
    David Lynch
    Werner Herzog
    J.D. Salinger

    Lead
    Jack Lemmon
    Edward Norton
    Penelope Cruz
    Brad Pitt
    Juliette Binoche
    Walter Matthau
    Anna Paquin
    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Gene Kelly
    John Cusack
    Lesley Ann Warren
    tom hanks
    cate blanchett
    Ralph Fiennes
    Jennifer Connelly
    Naomi Watts
    James Fox
    Edward Fox

    Supporting
    Heather Graham
    Judi Dench
    Eddie Deezen
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    John Malkovich
    Audrey Hepburn
    Susan Sarandon
    Ben Kingsley
    Jodi Benson
    Steve Martin
    Raul Julia
    samuel l. jackson
    Robert Redford
    John Candy

    Costume Designer
    Edith Head
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    Cool - I'm working on my synopsis now. Oscar is mine!
     
  3. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Well-Known Member

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    I'm in. It's too bad I missed the first one.
     
  4. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    I came up with a pretty good idea this morning, though I have no idea who my cast is gonna be.

    I'm in.
     
  5. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for reserving my spot, george. I'm in.
     
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    In so far:

    1 - George Kaplan
    2 - Angelo.M
    3 - SteveGon
    4 - Justin Doring
    5 - Jan H
    6 - Dome Vongvises
    7 - ChuckDeLa
     
  7. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Well, I've figured out my whole cast/crew except the lead actor. I've got a feeling I'm gonna get ripped apart for my idea, but it'll be interesting at least.
     
  8. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Well-Known Member

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    I'd join, but I don't have an idea as good as the one I had before. Everybody's movies in the last draft were so great, I'd go see all of them. I'm sure this one will be just as creative. I'll sit this one out, but I'll be looking forward to your movies folks.
     
  9. Cary T

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    Alright, I'll take the 8th spot!
     
  10. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    Since we're not doing a tourney at the end, there's no need to have exactly 8 or 16 people. I am going to cap this at 16, but if we have 11 people that's fine. Just so everyone knows, we'll start Monday morning with however many people have joined by then, or sooner if we get to 16.
     
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  12. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    What kind of overlap are you talking about? Certainly there won't be two of the same film. The same actor might be up for an award for different films, but that actually happens in the oscars. So I don't think that's a problem. Nevertheless, I am leaning towards separate votes.
     
  13. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Well-Known Member

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    Could I be number 9?

    I had much fun in the previous Cast/Crew Draft, although I got just one vote for my movie.

    I could do this one better.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Will it still be in the same 5 actor-1 director-1 cinematographer-1 composer style? I'd suggest allowing more actors in this draft...maybe more directors depending on how epic the ideas are.
     
  14. SteveGon

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    One change I'd like to see: in addition to having a film score, would it be possible to have a soundtrack? The film I have in mind has a traditional score, but would also feature several songs by a pop/rock group whose music would fit well with the theme of the movie. Perhaps you could provide an optional "Songs by" category?
     
  15. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    In so far:

    1 - George Kaplan
    2 - Angelo.M
    3 - SteveGon
    4 - Justin Doring
    5 - Jan H
    6 - Dome Vongvises
    7 - ChuckDeLa
    8 - Cary T
    9 - John Kilduff

    I'm mulling over your suggestions, and will figure out slightly modified rules sometime today.
     
  16. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Well-Known Member

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    I'll play!
     
  17. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Well-Known Member

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    A suggestion to some folks is that somebody should come up with a tournament where we produce three movies.
     
  18. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    In so far:

    1 - George Kaplan
    2 - Angelo.M
    3 - SteveGon
    4 - Justin Doring
    5 - Jan H
    6 - Dome Vongvises
    7 - ChuckDeLa
    8 - Cary T
    9 - John Kilduff
    10 - Scott Weinberg

    OK, here's the rules. There will be 10 selections. 8 will be pre-determined and 2 will be wild cards. The 8 are as follows:

    1 - Director
    2 - Lead Performer 1
    3 - Lead Performer 2
    4 - Supporting Performer 1
    5 - Supporting Performer 2
    6 - Screenwriter
    7 - Cinematographer
    8 - Composer

    The 2 wild cards can be anything you want. More actors, 2 more cinematographers, a costume designer, craft service, matte painter, whatever. However, any additional actors will be considered supporting roles. Each movie will have exactly 2 star roles. Notice also that you are free to mix and match actors and actresses as you want. If your film only has female roles, that's fine, or all male except one female, whatever.

    A person can show up in more than one slot, but only once in a given slot. For purposes of this, slots are defined as

    director
    lead performer
    supporting performer
    screenwriter
    cinematographer
    composer

    In other words, Woody Allen could be my director, and my screenwriter and Scott's lead actor and Dome's composer and Chuck's supporting actor and Jan's makeup man. But if he's one of Scott's lead actors, no one else can take him as a lead actor. Clear?

    In addition to the cast and crew selections, each film will have to have:

    - a title
    - a genre
    - a synopsis (as long or short as you like)

    Other information (color, time, etc.) are also fine.

    I thought my critic's reviews were pretty funny, and I don't mind if you have something like that, although, let's discuss (I'm thinking of limiting such things to no more than a certain number).

    This thing will kick off tomorrow morning. Also, if you haven't made your nominations in the academy awards for the first draft, please do so, since that is functioning as a test for the awards we'll have at the end of this draft.
     
  19. george kaplan

    george kaplan Well-Known Member

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    OK, we're off...

    I'll take Director - Billy Wilder

    Angelo is up.

    On deck:

    SteveGon
    Justing Doring
    Jan H
     
  20. Angelo.M

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    terry gilliam (director)
     

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