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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    If it’s not on the page, it’s not on the stage, but of course a lot happens to a film between the screenwriting and the finished product. Have you seen any bad movies where you thought there was a good screenplay in there — or at least glimmers of one — that might have worked if handled better?

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    KyleBailey
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    That’s not true. Bad actors can ruin a good script easily. I’ve read many student films that are pretty well written for a student film that are demolished by bad directors or the actors they cast. 

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    KyleBailey
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    But that’s the question you just wrote off. Are there bad movies that have good scripts was what he was asking and you said a bad film has a bad script which is not the case. A bad movie can be bad because the acting and direction was bad while the writing still was good. It works the other way as well where a bad script can be saved by good acting and directing. None are rolling off my brain at the moment but I know I’ve seen some bad movies that the screenplay was actually decent I just need to look back in my movie notes 

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    Amanda Spears
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    I think two examples of this would be The Intern or American Hustle. They both were good movies until the end where they both fell flat. An actual ending with some closure would’ve made them better movies.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    I don’t consider them to be “bad” because I really like these movies, but considering all of them had mixed critical reception so, I’ll include them.

    All three Night at the Museum’s have witty dialogue. 

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    benutty
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    Personally I think most Spielberg movies fall in this lot–they generally have decent scripts, but are held back from being great films because of his often predictable, palatable and overall boring approach to filmmaking.

    Bridge of Spies and Lincoln both come to mind. 

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