Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hooray for Hollywood

Working on script revisions from the producer folks. Still have a lot more to get through but here's my favorite so far:

Before
EMILY: I don't want to hang out. I want to kiss. Makeout. Hump.

After
EMILY: I don't want to hang out. I want to kiss. Makeout. Dry hump.

6 comments:

Melanie said...

Dry hump. I hate that term. It sounds so...chafe-y.

Sarah said...

I love it. I miss the good old days of dry humping. Ah, 1992.

MW said...

Make sure you use powder. You crazy kids.


See, if I was your editor, I would've gone with "GRIND."

Anonymous said...

Wow, our handwriting is really bad. That was supposed to read "wry hump" as in 'to hump someone in a wry fashion, preferably while winking' "Dry" works too, I guess.
k.

Joey Headset said...

That's a totally useless note. Though I don't know the context, I'd be willing to bet the line is better the way you wrote it.

I work with editors who do this sorta stuff. I think they make these sorta random edits just so they can feel like they left their mark on the script. Vanity Edits. At least they are keeping it reasonably subtle. One of the guys who edits my work has a penchant for run-on sentences and no sense of sentence structure. Which, in turn, makes it seem like *I* have a penchant for run-ons and no sense of sentence structure.

Gleemonex said...

I had an overzealous editor in my last job -- I'd leave things in my copy that I KNEW he'd have to change, just to give him something to do so he'd leave the substance alone.