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Cathy Y



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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2000 11:53 pm    Post subject: For "Boogie" buffs--the original screenplay Reply with quote

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Trailer/4899/boogie.txt

Came across this today... interesting read, for those who love this film as much as I do. I think if Paul T. Anderson (the writer/director) had shot it as originally written, the film would have been something like 4 hours, minimum! There was supposed to be a whole subplot about one of the porn actresses (Becky) who gets married and then her husband beats her because he's always jealous thinking of all the guys who have f***ed her. Also, here's something of interest. In the original script, after the drug deal that turns into a shootout (which by the way was supposed to be much bloodier!), Dirk tries to go back to his parents' home and finds out that they were both killed in a car accident. I thought I'd mention that because in one of the posts here, somebody (I think it was Annie) mentioned that Jack and Amber have become Dirk's surrogate family to such an extent that when he needs help he doesn't even try to go back to his real parents. In that scene it would have been pretty clear that he still misses his real parents, however badly he was treated at home. I'm kinda sorry they cut that scene ... the way it reads it would have been really good (though sad) and the whole issue of his relationship with his family would have been resolved.



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Annie M



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Location: Muskogee, OK, USA

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2000 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woa!! When I get some more printer ink, I'm going to print this sucker out! It shows on my printer to be 239 pages, if you print it like it is in the screen document. Man!
Should be interesting reading though...

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Annie M

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Cathy Y



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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2000 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you'll enjoy it! In my view most of the changes that were made from the screenplay to the movie were for the better ... though a few scenes were cut that would have been good. The original screenplay was a lot more graphic in terms of both sex/nudity and violence ... for instance we were supposed to see Dirk's p*n*s during the first porno shoot ... also, in the scene where Little Bill (William H. Macy's character) shoots his wife and her lover at the New Year's party, that was supposed to happen onscreen. Personally I think that a lot of the time scenes like that can be a lot more effective if you don't actually see the violence.

Oh, one interesting thing. I actually remember noticing that in the drug-deal scene where Dirk & friends arrive at Rahad Jackson's house, the hood of Dirk's red Corvette looked bent. Well, it turns out that in the original screenplay there was a scene where Dirk crashes the 'Vette into a pole while he's high on coke, and one of the reasons he's desperate for money (and even tries to turn to prostitution) is that he wants to get the car fixed. His friends try to talk him into selling it but doesn't want to hear about it because that would mean that he would lose EVERYTHING he had gained in the years of his success.
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fitzy



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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2000 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK
cool link that one! another for Boogie buffs! www.ptanderson.com

also for script maniacs www.script-o-rama.com

Only has boogie nights script but it has "the sixth sense" if any one is interested !
that's it
fitzy

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BRASSI



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2000 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, that was long, but interesting! I wish some of the other characters stories could've been expanded too, like Dirk's parents. But I guess the movie would've been too long. Plus maybe they wanted to focus more on Dirk, which didn't bother me! (But I'm also glad the more graphic, violent scenes were kept out too.)

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Annie M



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2000 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine had sent me a second copy of BN, which had the 20 or so minutes of the 9 cut scenes at the end. He did not bother to tell me they were at the end of the movie, after the credits. After I rewound the film, it jammed up and I couldn't fast-forward it again to get to those extra scenes. So now, I'm still trying to get another copy of those 9 scenes! I have heard that they are pretty funny, and help the audiance further "get inside the heads" of the characters.
On the violence, the scenes where Dirk and that other dude get beat up were violent enuff for me,thanks. You would think, after seeing all 4 Godfather movies, that I'd be plenty "desensitized", but NOPE!
Yeah, I had read where originally Dirk was supposed to really cum all over Amber's (?) breasts. I'm sure they could have rigged it some way, but perhaps that would have pushed it past the 'R' rating.
I do like the fact that they followed all the subplots to their respective conclusions, even if they weren't as in-depth as we might have wished.
One scene which really stood out to me was when the country-music-stereo-salesman guy and his wife were trying to get the bank loan and they loan officer was just looking at them like "But you're pornographers!", and they were like" But we're actors!". It just emphasized the separate mentality some of those people have about their business. I guess it depends a lot on how a person is reared, as to his or her perception of porn, but that, along with the drugs and violence, made it out to be a pretty sad business, to my viewpoint. I could not help but think that even "B" films are a couple rungs above porn films. I suppose it is acting on some level, but that level seems to be in the basement. I also saw that what all of them wanted was acceptance and validation of some kind. As if they couldn't hack it in "the real world", so they had to make it in Fantasyland.

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Annie M


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loviatt



Joined: 08 Jul 2000
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2000 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do u have or know where i can get the scrpits for other mark wahlberg movies like three kings or the perfect storm or older ones?

Luv Mark Always,
Lacy
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