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The Director's Chair => Paul Thomas Anderson => Topic started by: Bud_Clay on January 14, 2003, 09:57:42 PM

Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: Bud_Clay on January 14, 2003, 09:57:42 PM
I'm highly attracted to the certain font PTA continuously uses for his script writing...i realize it's courier, but it's quite different from the courier i write with on Quark Express....is anyone aware if he writes on a typewriter or if it's a computer what computer program he writes on?...if no one is aware of any such thing perhaps i can get some suggestions on a great script writing program for macs?...or if anyone prefers to write full length screenplays on a typewriter i'd like to hear those people explain to me the benefits of using a typewriter over a computer program...because i cant imagine the amount of trouble it is after having finished a 90 page script on a typewriter to get so many pages copied when with a computer you can just print however many copies needed..eh, Thanks..
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: sphinx on January 14, 2003, 10:32:26 PM
that font is just a version of courier new...it's different on all script writing programs.  i can't say whether or not he uses a typewriter, though...
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: Travis Bickle on January 14, 2003, 11:03:24 PM
when i heard him speak at cal state nothridge,
he mentioned he uses a word processor.
"a combination of long hand and a word processor" is the way he put it.
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: 82 on January 22, 2003, 01:46:24 AM
Quote from: sphinx
that font is just a version of courier new...it's different on all script writing programs.  i can't say whether or not he uses a typewriter, though...


How can a FONT be different on other word processors?
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: aclockworkjj on January 22, 2003, 11:59:59 AM
lots of cigarettes....I think he needs to switch those nasty camels though....Marbloro Lights Man!!!  lol
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: RegularKarate on January 22, 2003, 12:15:39 PM
Quote from: 82
Quote from: sphinx
that font is just a version of courier new...it's different on all script writing programs.  i can't say whether or not he uses a typewriter, though...


How can a FONT be different on other word processors?


It just is...

When you write a script, you use 12 pt. courier.  There are slight differences in courier.

For example, I write in 12 pt. "Final Draft Courier"
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: Xixax on January 22, 2003, 12:16:14 PM
Last night as I was putting my fingers to the keyboard for the very first time writing my first attempt at a short DV movie, I realized that to make it a real experience, I needed a smoke.

Too bad I quit 13 years ago...

Maybe I'll get some little cigars. You don't inhale those.

And diet Cherry Coke just doesn't have the umph that a hot cup of joe would.

Paul is definitely on to something in my opinion.
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: phil marlowe on January 22, 2003, 12:19:45 PM
Quote from: aclockworkjj
Marbloro Lights Man!!!


No... Luckies for real. They're toasted.

(http://www.ctocigs.com/cshop/images/lucky.jpg)

Quote from: Xixax
And diet Cherry Coke just doesn't have the umph that a hot cup of joe would.


Amen!
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: RegularKarate on January 22, 2003, 12:34:21 PM
Quote from: Phil Marlowe

No... Luckies for real. They're toasted.

(http://www.ctocigs.com/cshop/images/lucky.jpg)


I don't smoke anymore, but that was my brand of choice.

Filterless luckies man... That was the way to go... mmmmm just thinking about them... mmmmmm

L.S.M.F.T.
(Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco)
(Lucky Strike's Mother Fuckin' Toasted)
("Lance, Smoke My Fine Tobacco")
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: Xixax on January 22, 2003, 12:45:59 PM
This is getting a little "fan"atical, but I wonder what brand PTA smokes?

I'd guess he's a Marlboro Red man.
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: phil marlowe on January 22, 2003, 12:48:42 PM
Quote from: Xixax
This is getting a little "fan"atical, but I wonder what brand PTA smokes?

I'd guess he's a Marlboro Red man.


As he shows us in his movies, he smokes camel lights.

I'm curious to know if there's any smokers out there who roll ther own ciggerettes. I smoke a brand of tobacco called "Bali Shag", and it's kinda great once used to it, and it's very very cheap. And it's the Lucky Luke style (gotta get me one of those leatherwallets, and learn how to roll in one hand, while riding on Jolly, drinking lemonade and catching the Daltons) Selfroller all the way.

Smoking IS very sophisticated.
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: RegularKarate on January 22, 2003, 03:24:03 PM
Quote from: Phil Marlowe


I'm curious to know if there's any smokers out there who roll ther own ciggerettes.
Smoking IS very sophisticated.


When I wasn't smokin' luckies, I rolled Drum.  I actually usually had a different brand in each pocket.... Usually Luckies, Shermans, Drum, and one random german or french brand.  I was kind of a cigarette snob back when I could afford to be.

Anyway, I rolled Drum a lot and when Pulp Fiction came out, I had tons of girls asking me "roll me one of those cowboy?"... of course it took me months to actually get to the theater for that movie, so I had no idea what they were talking about.
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: ębrad on January 23, 2003, 05:34:15 AM
Usually when screenwriters are presented in film they type on typewriters, Deconstructing Harry comes to mind. In Adaptation Charlie types on a typewriter and Donald types on a laptop.

In Wonder Boys Michael Douglas types on an old typewriter in the beginning when he's all burnt out and a lap top at the end when he "gets his shit together."

I know I have a point here, I just can't quite make it.
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: neatahwanta on January 23, 2003, 12:12:14 PM
Quote from: Xixax
This is getting a little "fan"atical, but I wonder what brand PTA smokes?

I'd guess he's a Marlboro Red man.


The first post I ever read over at Tori Amos' unofficial message board (The Dent) was, "What kind of tampons does Tori use?"

No lie.
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: bluejaytwist on January 23, 2003, 09:48:35 PM
pta types on labtop. titanium apple. if i member correctly.
perhaps i should try and write my first short film too...
perhaps i might be good at it...i wonder...
probably wouldnt take very long to get something made either...
ive heard some horror stories...
oh well...
perhaps ill give it some time
bitter bitter bitter.....
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: 82 on January 25, 2003, 09:04:27 PM
Quote from: bluejaytwist
pta types on labtop. titanium apple. if i member correctly.
perhaps i should try and write my first short film too...
perhaps i might be good at it...i wonder...
probably wouldnt take very long to get something made either...
ive heard some horror stories...
oh well...
perhaps ill give it some time
bitter bitter bitter.....


How do you know?

On the magnolia featurette he has a g3 powerbook.. he might now use a titanium, but are you able to confirm this? or are you just talking?
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: Xixax on January 25, 2003, 09:08:02 PM
Aaaah, birdshit.
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: sphinx on January 25, 2003, 10:58:44 PM
Quote from: 82
On the magnolia featurette he has a g3 powerbook.. he might now use a titanium, but are you able to confirm this? or are you just talking?


bluejay is one of those regular wannabes.  don't believe a word he says; on the old boards he used to make up ridiculous claims and even more outrageous stories about how he had met one celebrity today and was having lunch with another one tomorrow.  he still has a good heart, though
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: Travis Bickle on January 26, 2003, 01:11:40 PM
ignore the bird's nonsense
it's like he's not even there
Title: What does PTA type on?
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 26, 2003, 01:16:15 PM
What kind of computer is he using at the end of the Magnolia Diary? Sphinx, you gotta have a screenshot or something.