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February 29, 2008 at 9:36 pm #376159
Time for me to sound like a ruthless (insert derogatory word here) again.
[spoiler=My two-sentence summary of your idea]Evil nazis and Indiana Jones, only it’s not Indiana Jones because he has a different name and no whip, go to many random and gratuitous world landmarks in a race to get an ancient and powerful magic artifact. Oh, and there’s zombies.[/spoiler]
I don’t think the “all over the globe” thing is needed in order to include different animators (see Cleaning Time: The Janitorial Contingency). No comment on the zombies.
I’d been trying to tie all the ideas together into a cohesive treatment, but after this latest submission, I give up. Granted, it’s Mr. Lemons’ project, so if he wants zombies, zombies he shall get… but I thought there was a pretty good idea being formed in the last seven pages of posts…
EDIT: Well, it appears badgerboy liked the Nazis and zombies thing, so I guess maybe I’m just obstinate. I think I’m going to disappear for a while to see where this idea goes.February 29, 2008 at 10:38 pm #376183
Umm excuse me Mr. Lemons don’t want to sound rude, but last time I check there is a COMMUNITy in community project. If you wish to make your movie about undead and Nazis, go right ahead, but I strongly suggest that you let the community decide the outcome of this project. Stop hindering the growth. This could become something very good for everyone, and since you started this project I think you should lead it. Just please let it grow. Just my two cents.February 29, 2008 at 10:41 pm #376184
I must confess I don’t understand Badgerboys insistance that there has to be a link between the Fountain of Youth and Soviets. The two have no link that I can see.
There is no reason my the Fountain of Youth can’t be used in a 1930’s setting or any other decade. There is absolutely no need/requirement for Nazis or Soviets, unless the Mr Lemons wants them.February 29, 2008 at 10:47 pm #376187
Well Badgerboy’s obsession with the Soviets has reason. He explains in his post about how Stalin suffered a stroke etc. etc. It makes plenty of sense. Just go back a couple of pages.February 29, 2008 at 11:01 pm #376193
I never said we had to do it exactly the way I wrote it up there. I was simply stating the original idea I had. I still want to see it grow. the only thing I really insist on is the 1930s era.February 29, 2008 at 11:30 pm #376199
Well Badgerboy’s obsession with the Soviets has reason.
Obsession? You make me sound like brianfast 😛
But yea, Eddie’s right.
There is no reason my the Fountain of Youth can’t be used in a 1930’s setting or any other decade.
That is true, but what I’m saying is that I don’t want the idea to be used if a real group isn’t involved. If we could work a non Nazi 1930s group into the equation, I’d be all for it, once again. If anybody has anybody suggestions for this group, please say it, because Mr. Lemons said he liked the idea, it just didn’t fit into the 1930s. From what I understand, Mr. Lemons would accept the idea if it would work in the 1930s. Is that correct, Mr. Lemons?
And Mr. Lemons isn’t hindering the growth of the project, the only thing that would be able to hinder it in any way is the 1930s era, but ways are being worked around it. If I thought Mr. Lemons was trying to have complete and utter control, I wouldn’t be helping this project.
So as of right now I see three possible scenarios for the film:
-My original 1950s idea only reworked into the 30s with a real villain group
-Mr. Lemons recent “zombie” idea.
-The museum is the bad guy who sends the hero on a quest (its several pages back).
I like the first (mainly because its been developed the most) and third the most.February 29, 2008 at 11:34 pm #376201
Sorry then, my apologies. And I agree the 1930s era is a good era.March 1, 2008 at 1:54 am #376241
Mr. Lemons and I have agreed upon a plot. I think most of you will be happy.
After a (relatively short) discussion with Mr. Lemons, we have decided to use my fountain/soviets idea, only without the soviets, and its in the 30s.
We have narrowed it down to two villains, either Japan (might not be so good because of the distance) or a wealthy business man who makes his own army (I am willing to do this because I like the idea) similar to what si665 said.
Input would be great for the villains, and anything you think would be great for the plot. Remember, its everything we’ve developed so far, only with the Soviets replaced and it taking place in the 30s.
For your convenience, here is my original idea. For everything since then, check the last few pages.
The date is Feb. 27 1953.
“Montana” (I like this name that Alex came up with, so I’ll just use this for now because of a lack of anything better) is a newspaper writer for a city in Florida. After doing a special article on Juan Ponce de Leon and his searches for the fountain of youth (thus him gaining interest in the subject) it is discovered that his daughter, Sarah, is fatally ill. The doctors tell him that there is nothing that he can do except pray.
But as he researches more and more on the Fountain of Youth for a follow-up article, he realizes that the fountain may very well exist. Not knowing how much time Sarah has left, he purchases some utensils (his weapons, tools, etc.) and recruits some companions and leaves to find the Fountain of Youth. At this point it is March 2nd.
As some of you may know, Joseph Stalin (leader of the Soviets at the time) had a stroke on March 1st, 1953. Basically what follows this point is that his followers also search for the Fountain of Youth to try and save his life, along with securing it for themselves and nobody else. (I’d also just like to note that he died on March 5th, 1953). They could possibly try and follow Montana, or perhaps they already know the location and they want to race him there. Maybe I’ll think up some more details later, but I’d like to see what you guys think of these ideas first.
Note that this is my unmodified original idea.
Things that need to be decided:
-How multiple animators can contribute
Thanks for everybody’s suggestions so far, keep ’em coming!March 1, 2008 at 3:20 am #376253
Not so sure what the rest of you think but I think the protagonist should be comical. It would defenatly be a difference from Indy since he was more badass.
He should be kind of clumsy and funny.March 1, 2008 at 2:15 pm #376375
I decided the Fountain Of Youth isn’t so bad, since no immortallity is involved. Just eternal youth. I like it. I’ll even use it for one of my main characters.
Jack Bullet- When he was a 13-year old, he dove into the Fountain Of Youth. Now he’s 18 years old, looking for precious antiquities at a risin museum he is working part-time. Jack was very bright when he was young, and graduated college at an early age. He is good at language arts, history, foreign languages, (he learned 1 language per calendar year after age 7.) and archeology. Jack, however, is clumsy, like accidentally hitting someone when digging for a jewel. He does have a heart for putting things in his museum, and is very serious about finding artifacts, unlike his father.
James Bullet- Jack’s father, who isn’t very serious about things that are serious. Very experienced in archeology. However, he is Jar Jar Binks compared to Jack. He actually set off a rake trap based on the old joke of someone stepping on arake and getting hit in the face. The only time he’ll “spill the beans” is when they make him smell sauerkraut.
More biographies coming soon!
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