Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Oscar Nominated... and Crazy!

Before Gary Busey ended up making the kind of stuff I write, he was an Oscar nominated actor who played Buddy Holly and was in one of my favorite movies - BIG WEDNESDAY. Actually, if you made a list of Gary's movies, he's been in a ton of great stuff and steals the film in everything from LETHAL WEAPON to UNDER SIEGE.

Here's Gary on the red carpet at the Oscars...


- Bill

19 comments:

outraged said...

If I was BEN AFFLECK, I would have a serious discussion with...crazy.

Gary Busey has some mental issues that are just not right ...seriously.

It bothers me that no one seems concerned.

Let's just wait until he REALLY tries something.

You can delete this. I got it off.

Anonymous said...

That's too bad that Busey had to make an ass of himself on camera, when it wasn't in your script
-ObiDonWan
wazzup wid google that it forgets who I am from one day to the next? I'm back to posting anonymously...

Blake said...

Hey, Bill!

I linked to this, too, over at my blog. I...actually don't see the big deal. I assume Busey is some sort of presence in person, because otherwise, I can't figure out why everyone's freaking out about this.

Emily Blake said...

That was hilarious.

I don't know if it's in this clip or not because I can't get it at work, but later Ryan was asked what he had done to Gary Busey and he said he'd never even met the man before.

wcmartell said...

I think there are red carpet rules... and Gary doesn't follow them. Gary does whatever he wants to do - including saying whatever he wants to say... instead of your carefully crafted dialogue.

- Bill

Richard McNally said...

Re today's Script Secret--I'm wondering if the couple transporting the loot knows it's "hot"--are they in league with the desperadoes? Or is the loot just a package they are transporting, unaware of its contents. Either way it's a great plot twist. They say you can get away with one major coincidence in a story, but no more, in this case the fact that the lawman "happens" to cross paths with the mules.

Anonymous said...

Bill says:

"And you thought the couple was just a pointless subplot! Nope - from the very beginning they were part of the main plot, you just didn't know it. Everything the husband says about odd jobs when they first meet Scott is a clue to the big plot twist at the end of Act Two... but at the time we never suspected."

Richard says:

"They say you can get away with one major coincidence in a story, but no more..."

A BRILLIANT NEW WRITER says:

First...I'd like to thank you Bill & Richard.

BECAUSE

I've come up with a "twist" that makes CHUBBY CHECKER'S look like a slow dance.

I've got to do some more research...but it doesn't matter because Richard says I have a coincidence up my sleeve to use.


p.s. Her GRANDFATHER
(ie, the "true" ANTAGONIST :)

wcmartell said...

Usually that coincidence is the premise of the film...

And in this case - not that much of a coincidence, since the mules are going to meet the killers and Randy Scott is going to meet the killers - both on the road to the exact same destination, and both left at around the same time (the reason why the mules seem to have a head start os that Randy was doing a bit of killing that slowed him down). Realy, no coicidence.

But you are allowed that one concept coincidence or you wouldn't even have a story.

- Bill

Anonymous said...

"And in this case - not that much of a coincidence, since the mules are going to meet the killers and Randy Scott is going to meet the killers - both on the road to the exact same destination, and both left at around the same time (the reason why the mules seem to have a head start os that Randy was doing a bit of killing that slowed him down). Realy, no coicidence."


~


hmmm...

I'm sure I've seen this movie. I've seen them all.

I think that was a coicidence. I mean coincidence.

Realy. I mean really.

Richard McNally said...

Congratulations on the release of CROOKED! I'll request it at Hollywood Express. Read SOFT TARGET over the weekend and enjoyed it. All hell breaks loose around that pool! Interesting way to reveal character--Bailey going through all the Las Palmas guests' possessions as he searches their rooms for the money (necessity forcing him to break his rule of never going into a guest's room). Thank God for ex-cop Bobby. Despite his alcoholism, he comes through in the clutch. Liked the chase scene in the boat too, and the comment in the stage directions when the boat is hit by gunfire: "The boat doesn't blow up. That's just Hollywood bullshit."

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the release of CROOKED! I'll request it at Hollywood Express. Read SOFT TARGET over the weekend and enjoyed it. All hell breaks loose around that pool! Interesting way to reveal character--Bailey going through all the Las Palmas guests' possessions as he searches their rooms for the money (necessity forcing him to break his rule of never going into a guest's room). Thank God for ex-cop Bobby. Despite his alcoholism, he comes through in the clutch. Liked the chase scene in the boat too, and the comment in the stage directions when the boat is hit by gunfire: "The boat doesn't blow up. That's just Hollywood bullshit."


Richard? You're joking? Correct?

Richard McNally said...

Joking about what?

Bill, I don't own a car so I can't put a box of scripts in the trunk, but I'm thinking about ordering one of your "Ask Me About My Screenplay" t-shirts.

Interesting Script Secret about Robert Evans. The portrait of him in HOLLYWOOD ANIMAL by Joe Eszterhaus shows someone skidding uncontrollably downhill, personally and professionally.

Richard McNally said...

Interesting point in today's SS about minor characters needing to pull their weight and display their nature quickly if not immediately.

cassandra said...

re: "SS about minor characters needing to pull their weight and display their nature quickly if not immediately."



I hope to accomplish that.

I wrote a scene where the son just walks up to the boat and starts to beat the hell out of his dad.

(like Harrison Ford, fighting with his friend, in THE FUGITIVE)

The dad’s wife (the minor character/the son’s mother) comes running out of the house.

She doesn’t say a word.

She just listens to the son spout accusations…

and kick ass.

And we know (just from her face)

that some Divorce Lawyer is about to get paid.

A great scene (I think). And a great role for someone like OLYMPIA DUKAKIS.

SAD SAD THING :(
When I wrote my outline, that ^ was my TWIST. It has twist and turned it's way to about midpoint...

on to finding a new TWIST.

Richard McNally said...

Read your treatment titled THE THIRD LAW and once again marveled at how prolific a writer you are.

cassandra said...

"THE THIRD LAW"

Bill,
I read how you wrote a sex scene in a submarine. Of a hundred men.
(I'd love to read that scene.)

Are you including a love story in THE THIRD LAW?

I agree with Richard, good stuff.

"Third Law" could be a career maker for a good actress. IMO

wcmartell said...

THIRD LAW was written for Jamie Lee Curtis - then the deal... changed. It eventually became a Jean Claude Van Damme spy film... that fell apart.

And, sometime I will post a new blog entry. Thought it was going to be today... but I was wrong.

- Bill

Richard McNally said...

That's amazing ... you have Jamie Lee Curtis attached to a script ... then Jean Claude Van Damme ... then it tanks. Is there any limit to the frustrations a screenwriter faces?

cassandra said...

"That's amazing ... you have Jamie Lee Curtis attached to a script ... then Jean Claude Van Damme ... then it tanks. Is there any limit to the frustrations a screenwriter faces?"


That would be *MY* question…IS THERE?

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