Lg.Is, NY Fan Film Book Contest!!

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  1. Dolt Jedi Knight

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    Sep 24, 2004
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    OK, I need your help, but for once around here, it takes almost no effort and you get something cool for your time!

    See, I?m writing the first book ever about fan films--it?s coming out next year from Continuum Books, and knock on wood, it?s gonna be pretty darn good. Mostly it?s going to be the history of fan-made movies, from the 1920s to today, but I?ll also cover what fan flicks mean for society, the changing roles of fans in pop culture, copyright issues, fan productions as protests, why Star Wars is the most popular basis for fan films and more. I?m pretty happy about how it?s coming along so far--except for the title.

    Right now, it?s called ?Homemade Hollywood: The Fan Film Phenomenon.? I kinda like the ?Homemade Hollywood? part, but the subtitle is pretty Blah. I don?t think it really says anything about the book, and since most people don?t know what a fan film is, if they just see the book spine in a book store, they?re going to think it?s a book about crazy movie fans and ignore it.

    So that?s the contest: Help me come up with a better title.

    I?m mainly looking for a better subtitle, but if you wanna rewrite the entire thing, go right ahead. You can enter as many titles as you like, invite your buddies to take a shot if you want, etc. No titles like ?Steaming Pile of S---;? my wife already cornered the market on those (JK). Whoever comes up with the best title gets a ?thanks? in the acknowledgements page and a free copy of the book from moi when it comes out.

    THE RULES (MADE UP AS I GO ALONG): It?s just me running this, not my publisher, so it?s all very unofficial and probably legally suspect. Whatever. I alone choose the winning title; if nothing floats my boat, I reserve the right to not choose one at all--although I?d rather have a hard time picking the best one instead! If two people suggest the same title and that?s the one I want to use, the person who suggested it first wins. If I mix and match two different titles to come up with the one I want, both people get a book. If I hate all the titles, come up with my own and then it turns out it?s similar--but not identical--to something someone suggested that I overlooked, dude, you?re SOL. If I pick a winning title, tell the publishers and they veto it, you get the book and the ?thanks,? but we both lose because it doesn?t have your cool title. There--I think that covered every situation I could think of.

    THIS PART IS IMPORTANT: I need the titles by the end of Labor Day weekend (that?s Monday, September 3); that?s the drop-dead date because they?re going to start working on the cover the week after that, so that they can put it in their next catalog even though it?s not coming out until 2008.

    HOW TO ENTER: Go over to my book?s MySpace page, sign up and then send me a message with your entry/entries. ?What?? you ask. ?Your book wants to be my ?friend? when we don?t even know each other?? Well, it?s a very friendly book; just don?t let it near your snack drawer or it?ll eat all your Fritos. The book?s MySpace page is www.myspace.com/fanfilmbook.

    Anyway, that?s it--hope you guys flood me with titles, ?cause I need the best one possible. Thanks!
    Clive
  2. RnRJedi007 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 20, 2003
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    Well, Clive cool idea. I'll have to give this some thought but off the top of my head.

    The Force Is Strong (with the fans)
    or
    Sith Happens
    or
    It's Not The Jedi Way
    or
    Do Or Do not.There is no try(Yoda)
    or
    take It easy Kid it's Only A Movie
    or
    Laugh It Up Fuzz Ball
    or
    I Don't Understand Human Behavior
    or
    What A piece of Junk

    (have pix of fans dressed up on the cover.
    maybe pix with a certain army jeep)?

    or
    What I wonder smell you have discovered
    or

    OHH SWitch Off

    Or
    There Is another(Maybe for sequel.LOL!!)
    or
    Now I owe You One

    or
    Greetings Programs (Tron)

  3. MasterSifo-Dyas Jedi Master

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    Oct 1, 2002
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    Homemade Hollywood: A History of Weekend Warrior Film Makers

    Homemade Hollywood: No Lights, Cheap Camera, Action !

    Homemade Hollywood: Film Making on no budget

    Homemade Hollywood: We dont need no stinkin budget

    --Billy
  4. RnRJedi007 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 20, 2003
    star 3
    BTW, cool gig tonight



    Lights, Camera And To Much Free Time (LOL!!)

    Mom,Can I Have $5000.00 To Make A Fan Film (LOL)

    Mom,Can I Paint Sparky Blue to be an Alien

    The Empire Wants You

    Hasta La Vista Baby (T2)

    Dead Or Alive Your Coming With Me (RoboCop)

    There Can Only Be One (Highlander)

    Enter The Matrix

    Lords Of Light (Thundar the Barbarain)

    There Is A lot Space to get lost in (Lost In Space)

    Eagle 20 Fox 2 (ID)

    I've Been say it for 20 years (ID)

    I'll have one of those

    its late after midnight so i'll call it a night








  5. Inno-Vader Jedi Knight

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    Nov 9, 2004
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    OK - here is the winning idea.

    HOMEMADE HOLLYWOOD: From Inspiration To Imitation




    Will my copy of the book be showing up FedEx priority overnight or ground? :)




    Costumeless Chris
  6. RnRJedi007 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 20, 2003
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    Hey Chris glad you could make it Wed night.
    Don't be a stranger:D
  7. Inno-Vader Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 9, 2004
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    Me a stranger?

    (hearing Billy Joel whistling)

    Hmmm, if nobody ever talked to strangers how would we make any friends?



    Not a bad title huh?

    Later man.




  8. johnny_nod Jedi Knight

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    Dec 31, 2003
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    Hmmm...

    Homemade Hollywood
    (Or: How I Learned To Start Filmmaking And Love The YouTube)

    ...or...

    Homemade Hollywood -
    All You Need Is Camcorder

    ...or...

    Homemade Hollywood -
    Everything Else Is $10 Per Ticket

    ...or...

    Homemade Hollywood -
    It's All About The Fans, And How You Film It!

    ...or...

    Homemade Hollywood -
    Look Ma, No Budget!


    Although honestly? The default title ain't half bad...but you're welcome to use any of these. :)

    - Johnny
  9. RnRJedi007 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 20, 2003
    star 3
    this is my favorite idea-

    Fan Films 101
    (have a like H.S. door, then have movies logos
    burned in the wood. ex. Batman Superman, SW, Ghostbusters. As Kid I did the that with rock
    bands on my school note books.)

    Justice For All, but its not always good

    The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Fan Films

    Temple of Fan Films

    Raiders of the Lost Fan Films

    You Don't Know The Power Of Fan Films
  10. Inno-Vader Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 9, 2004
    star 1
    Fan Films: Creativity Unleashed

    Just For Kicks: The Joy Of Fan Films




    Anyone see sweeptheleg.com yet?

    Let me know what you think! :)




    Inno-Vader
  11. RnRJedi007 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 20, 2003
    star 3
    <<Anyone see sweeptheleg.com yet? >>

    oh YEs, It's really good. must see!!
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