Black Refrain

The only two 2013 BlackList scripts that I can at least guess about content-wise are (a) Richard Corinder‘s The Shark is Not Working and Nick Creature and Michael Sweeney‘s The Mayor of Shark City, both about the making of Steven Spielberg‘s Jaws, and (b) Stephany Folsom‘s 1969: A Space Odyssey, or How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon, which expands on the urban legend (mentioned in Room 237) that Stanley Kubrick was hired by NASA to stage and shoot a fake moon landing in the wake of 2001: A Space Odyssey. If anyone has PDFs of these or any other noteworthy Black List screenplays, please send. Here’s an analysis of the whole list.

  • Perfect Tommy

    I’ve got to start working on my screenplay, “Rescuing ‘Saving Mr. Banks’” about the making of the film about the making of Mary Poppins.

    • DukeSavoy

      I’m lensing a B&W doc right now, Escape from Saving Mr. Banks that details how Walt included symbolism in Mary Poppins revealing that Chief Justice Warren had his heart set on playing Bert the chimney sweep in Walt’s film and when Van Dyke got the part, Warren tried to frame Walt for the Kennedy assassination.

  • Mechanical Shark

    If Banks is successful, Disney should totally make a movie about the making of Star Wars.

  • Carl LaFong

    Well, I sure hope Folsom gives a big ol’ honkin’ credit to William Karel:
    http://youtu.be/JOlc6ARbPas

  • Mr. F.

    Wish that THE SHARK IS NOT WORKING had been told from the POV of the mechanical shark and been titled THEY CALLED ME BRUCE.

    • pizan‹ćamore

      Other considered possibilities:

      THAT DARN SHARK
      FIXING BRUCE
      YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BUDGET

      • Mr. F.

        Alternately:

        DRAGGIN’: THE BRUCE STORY
        THE AMITY HORROR
        THERE ONCE WAS A SHARK IN NANTUCKET

        • pizan‹ćamore

          BRUCE’S LIST
          SINCOLN
          THE AMITY GILL ERROR

      • Davidmth

        Last one’s great

  • SlashMC

    your analysis URL links to an inaccessible google mail inbox