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Anyone bought BN script?
« on: May 27, 2009, 02:56:28 PM »
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I've been rekindling my love affair with Boogie Nights and decided to buy the script off Amazon since it was really cheap, but what I ended up getting was a tiny little book with tiny text and a couple photos from the movie.  The book looks official and everything and it's not like I got ripped off... but the reason why I wanted it in the first place was because I read this: http://www.cigarettesandredvines.com/articles/display.php?id=B03 where PT Anderson talks about the pink pages and the stuff that he had to change and says that this is the script they went to shoot with every day.  I'm wondering if anyone has that script?  Maybe from buying it years ago... The one I have is fine, it's just exactly what you'd find on imsdb.com except in some crappy small paperback.  I'm looking for the script, if it exists, which has that foreword and everything else that he talks about.  Thanks.

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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 03:27:43 PM »
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i have the exact same little book w/little print you're talking about but w/that introduction. no pink pages. the script you got is the shooting one.

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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 05:03:48 PM »
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I have it too.  At least he made faber actually print a facsimile of the script (even if you need a magnifying glass to reads it) rather than their usual transcript-looking books.  I do wish the Boogie Nights script had been published by The Shooting Script which really does screenplays justice.

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 12:31:27 AM »
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Even if you buy the paper script at a store, it won't have all the color revised pages. It'll still be printed on white paper.

But, if you go through the book it still tells you where all the revisions are, as noted by asterisks on the right side of the page (*). They also tell you what day and color that particular revision was done. For example, the scene where Dirk and his mom fight in bedroom over his "stuff" (scene 28), it says at the top of the page "PINK PAGES REVISED 6/26/96".
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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 11:40:03 PM »
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Even if you buy the paper script at a store, it won't have all the color revised pages. It'll still be printed on white paper.

But, if you go through the book it still tells you where all the revisions are, as noted by asterisks on the right side of the page (*). They also tell you what day and color that particular revision was done. For example, the scene where Dirk and his mom fight in bedroom over his "stuff" (scene 28), it says at the top of the page "PINK PAGES REVISED 6/26/96".
Oh cool.  I just flipped through the book, went "this is bullshit" and tossed it to the side.  I'll pay more attention to it now...  I was hoping that there would be a script out there like the PDL one which shows different drafts and changes that were made to the script over time but I guess this is the best I can get.  I wonder if his 300 page version of the script is still out there.  Thanks everyone.

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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009, 09:31:54 AM »
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Oh cool.  I just flipped through the book, went "this is bullshit" and tossed it to the side.  I'll pay more attention to it now...  I was hoping that there would be a script out there like the PDL one which shows different drafts and changes that were made to the script over time but I guess this is the best I can get.  I wonder if his 300 page version of the script is still out there.  Thanks everyone.

Yeah. i have a few different early versions of the script (along with Punch Drunk Knuckle Love)...I'm sure you still track these down...

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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 11:44:17 AM »
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in hard copy or as .pdf's?

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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 07:07:50 PM »
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I have original hard copies of two early boogie nights scripts, hard eight and knuckle sandwich (not to be confused with Punch Drunk Love although pieces of dialogue have been taken from knuckle sandwich and used in PDL and Magnolia)....

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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 10:56:34 PM »
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Would you be able to make copies of those and sell them?

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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2009, 07:17:36 PM »
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i've always wanted to read Knuckle Sandwich & Rule of the Bone.

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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2009, 09:46:59 PM »
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oh yeah.. I have Rule of the Bone too :)

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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2009, 10:29:42 PM »
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Is Rule of the Bone the book that PTA was asked to write an adaptation of?  The screenplay of it actually exists?

Also could someone possibly clarify for me what the difference between PDL and Knuckle Sandwich is...

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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2009, 08:56:41 AM »
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I'd be curious to read both, too.
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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2009, 04:40:30 PM »
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Is Rule of the Bone the book that PTA was asked to write an adaptation of?  The screenplay of it actually exists?

Also could someone possibly clarify for me what the difference between PDL and Knuckle Sandwich is...

Yes. Rule of the Bone is the adaption of the Russell Bank's book. Was supposed to be directed by Carl Franklin I believe..

Knuckle Sandwich is an early script by PTA...very Tarantino/True Romance ish....only a few lines of dialogue and character names were used in his other films (Magnolia and PDL)....otherwise it's a completely original story..


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Re: Anyone bought BN script?
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2009, 04:51:32 PM »
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