The Velawesomeraptor Himself (clayrobeson) wrote,
The Velawesomeraptor Himself

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First Step: Get the Script in Hand

And here it is, sitting on my desk. It's in one of those blue report covers that you used to use for history reports in the eighth grade, where the brads are built into the spine, and you push them through the three hole punched paper and fold them over on the back.

It's script #2, originally intended for Peter, but that name has been scratched out and my father's written over it in black magic marker

The script is simple, no frivolity. There is barely an inch worth of 'credits' before the dialogue starts on photocopies of hand typed pages dated 1980 with an O typed over a little c for the copyright symbol. We actually did the show a few years after it was first written though... maybe '83 or '84.

Tucked inside the cover were some of my dad's original concept sketches for the set we built, and the inserted Fezziwig scene.

The whole thing smells like old paper. That comforting smell you get in the rare books room at the library.

Tomorrow I'm going to start scanning the script, feeding it through OmniPage Pro Optical Character Recognition software, then feeding it into Final Draft Screenwriting software to put the whole thing into a more 'actor friendly' format. My mother is still trying to get ahold of a phone number for the authors so I can actually get permission to do what I want to do. It's the polite way to do it, you know.

Hey, anyone know the actual copyright law when dealing with Dickens' intellectual property regarding A Christmas Carol?

Everybody's got a little Fezziwig, locked inside, bound and tied...
Shit, when did Fezziwig start subbing for Jack? ;)

Oh, and hey, thanks for a fun evening of Goonies and curry stains, you. Sorry bout the pants. :

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