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Old June 1st, 2007, 09:52 AM   #31
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"Would you marry my daughter?" I believe those were the words... She said them pointed to Zach.

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I'm with you on this. I too was deeply disturbed and appalled by the comment. I will not be tuning into this show again.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #32
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i think it's important to remember that while these contestants are fighting tooth and nail to stay on the show, other directors are submitting their work to festivals that matter and making a difference, both for themselves and the industry. Directors are still breaking in, far, far away from On The Lot.

This show is in no way revolutionary for filmmakers anywhere. It's just television. On FOX of all places.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 12:19 AM   #33
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Very good points Angie.

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On FOX of all places.
Haha, yeah, no kidding. Anything to make more money! Put some famous peoples name on something and make the dough! Sounds like fox to me..

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Old June 7th, 2007, 02:26 PM   #34
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New Show Idea

American Idols who Think They Can Dance (with Stars) on the Lot to show Amercia they Have Talent

I smell a winner
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Old June 7th, 2007, 03:19 PM   #35
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America's Next Top Mime! It'll happen!
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Old June 7th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #36
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American Idols who Think They Can Dance (with Stars) on the Lot to show Amercia they Have Talent

I smell a winner
Hahahaha, yes! That is totally awesome! I just got this crazy idea that I am going to see about making...

I wonder if people would like a reality TV show that is real...
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Old June 8th, 2007, 09:37 AM   #37
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I haven't watched the show at all, but I'm starting to think I will spare myself the trouble.....

Since people are mentioning the whole reality show thing, when I started seeing ads for reality shows based on hair dressing, cooking, clothing design, gym workouts I began to wonder.

Is it just there's a couple of tv execs driving around LA, wondering what random activity can we cheaply make a show out of? Shall we have 'The Guys Who Use Leaf Blowers' - the competition! The drama! Tonite on Blow Me!

It also strikes me the word 'Reality Show' is getting a little over used. 'Survivor' seemed like basically a game show - there's a competition and a prize at the end. 'Work Out' and 'Blowout' seemed like documentaries - you film people in actual life situations (well, maybe very contrived ones).

I endeth my rant here, and the leave the soapbox - sorry if I went too far off the thread topic.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 09:51 AM   #38
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I agree, I think the term 'reality show' is being stretched. Yet for some reason, I still watch some of them... I don't really know why that is... too much spare time I guess.

There was seriously shows called workout and blowout? Wow, where have I been...

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Old June 8th, 2007, 10:48 AM   #39
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This whole "reality show" thing is like "talk radio". Its done because its cheap. Its down because we now have like, 99 million channels and not enough content. Its done because Surviovor was brief phenom and, being that Imagination and Creativity apparantly got together and eloped to parts unknown, if worked once producers will blugeon it into the ground. How many sequels are coming to the big screen this summer??? Like, there is a fourth Die Hard movie ... was anybody really crying for a fourth Die Hard. Don't even get me started on re-makes

The buzzword "reality show" is such a misnomer. I enjoy programs like Investigative Reports and the First 48 ... aren't those "reality shows"?? Not to mention documentaries ... sure, all of them look at "truth" through some kind of editorial filter, but that is the nature of expression

For me, On the Lot would work better if they focussed more on the actual movie making process. The reason this show exists is because the relative ease and inexpense of modern video gear means more people can become "film makers" ... so why not let us have a look on its done?

There was a series (shown here in Canada on IFC) that focussed on three NYU film students struggling to make their final student films. It wasn't a game show (like On the Lot Is) it was just a little record of their journey ... I guess their prize was their diploma. I got four of em. Stick to the lottery.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 10:26 AM   #40
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That's why I liked Project Greenlight better. It was a contest to get on the show, but the show itself was more documentary. Even if the films weren't that good. That was usually cause they picked the least obvious person. Plus, they should have avoided stars for their movies and used no names.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #41
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Well, it's on Monday then Tuesday, no wait, Monday.... well, maybe Tuesday? I finally gave up. This show is not at all what I thought it was going to be. I agree that there should be alot more of showing the process of making movies. I'm done with it too, at least until the end when they will hopefully show more production.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 09:18 PM   #42
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If you want to watch something on Fox during the week, So You Think You Can Dance is a much, much better show.
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