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Which script do you think best fit the challenge criteria?

The Devil Went Down To Georgia
5 (62.5%)
Polly
2 (25%)
The Final Cut
1 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 8

Voting closed: January 31, 2014, 10:12:33 PM

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Danny

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Re: WC8 - Story Songs - Vote
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2014, 01:11:40 AM »

Polly
As a stand alone entry it was kind of funny and the comedy (I'd call it extreme comedy because it did make me laugh outloud) didn't mix with the drama the dark side of it for me for some reason.
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It was meant to be a dark, although I was trying to get some quirky dialog in that one scene (the nacho's for dinner a perfect meal for a married couple) I could of executed it better if I didn't leave to the last minute. I learnt a very valuable lesson. And I also felt that maybe I disrespected the group by putting in a script with just 30 hours to go. I'm going to polish it up and post it in perfect.
And thanks Guys for all your feedback.
And @Darren, I'll always put "." after every characters name. 

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Re: WC8 - Story Songs - Vote
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2014, 02:49:22 AM »
Hey all, was out late tonight - almost three in the morning here - and I'm not in any condition to do the who wrote what thingy.  I'll do it in the morning when I wake up.  I'll probably be sleeping in a bit so I will understand if you want to out yourselves for the script you wrote.  Go for it.

In the meantime congrats to  The Devil Went Down To Georgia

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Re: WC8 - Story Songs - Vote
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2014, 06:24:34 AM »
Hey Michael, you have a good lie in.

Well, one of them was mine and I can report I had a top three finish - result.

Bit of a last minute job, but again a useful exercise.

Thanks to those who read.

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Re: WC8 - Story Songs - Vote
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2014, 07:10:32 AM »
Nice job to all that entered. As I expected, there wasn't a huge turnout, but I wasn't expecting just three....including my own entry The Devil Went Down To Georgia. I see it more or less like the game challenge last month. A 'just for fun' adaptation..but there isn't much of an incentive to really write it. Maybe that's just me I 'spose. Before I get into Devil, let me share the ones I considered, none of which were on the suggestions list.

Papa Loved Mama by Garth Brooks
Jerry Was A Race Car Driver by Primus
Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles
Take The Money and Run by Steve Miller

But I went with Charlie Daniels Devil Went Down Yo Georgia because to me it was not only an ultimate no-brainer, but also with its spin on the Faustian legend, I felt it was something I can play with for a few pages. As an inside joke, I put in a subtle film reference.

I chose to add a few new elements - the personality of the Devil/Faust, Johnny's brother. If the Devil is a cheat and a thief, it would make sense to me that the golden fiddle would be gained by such means. I also wanted some motivation character-wise. In the song, Johnny is simply somewhere in/near the woods, playing by himself when the Devil happens along. Nowhere in the song does it mention the traditional crossroads - although part of that is folklore. It seemed like a nice visual to add.

Thanks for your timne to read.
Now back to writing stuff that don't make a lick of sense...:)




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Re: WC8 - Story Songs - Vote
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2014, 08:09:38 AM »
Just so everyone doesn't think Bill voted for himself, I voted for The Final Cut.
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Re: WC8 - Story Songs - Vote
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2014, 09:14:12 AM »
Thanks Dave - with just three entries I didn't feel I should vote, so I abstained.

Interesting challenge. Wish I had has more time.

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Re: WC8 - Story Songs - Vote
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2014, 12:18:39 PM »
Who wrote what:

The Devil Went Down To Georgia by Darren Seeley
Polly by Danny Lambert
The Final Cut by Bill Sarre

Good work all.  The challenge board has been updated.

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Re: WC8 - Story Songs - Vote
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2014, 01:08:58 PM »
Well done guys and you better get ready for the fun challenge coming up on the 1st March. Great Prize as well. See post.
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