And Best Screenplay By A Computer Goes To…

from the who-needs-to-think-any-more? dept

Last month the NY Times ran their article about how screenplay writers were making use of software that helped them “fill-in-the-blanks”. They even compared it to how PowerPoint now helps millions of people churn out increasingly bland and look-a-like presentations. So, now, someone else has picked up on that story and decided to experiment with one of the screenwriting applications, and share the experience with the rest of us. The software sounds positively awful, as it tries to help develop characters by telling the writer such useful things as “you can’t give character B a conscience, since character A already has one”. It seems we’ve hit upon part of the “formula” for a successful movie: one conscience per script.

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jim smith (user link) says:

Book recommendation

Try reading Mark L. Prophet’s “The Soulless One” ( has it, published it). It imagines what the psychologies of an overly-mechanized civilization might be…. Or consider a positive alternative with great ideas, Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov’s “Toward a Solar Civilization,” publishes.

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