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    Gentlemen Broncos

    Postby smugetsu » 21 Feb 2010 09:57

    Has anybody else heard about this movie?

    It sounds like a straight-to-DVD type thing, and it comes out on the 2nd of March. Basically, the plot involves a kid who submits a sci-fi/fantasy story to a contest headed by his favorite author, who in turn steals his idea and turn it into a bestseller. From the preview, I kind of wonder if this is how KJA operates...

    http://www.foxsearchlight.com/gentlemenbroncos/

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    Re: Gentlemen Broncos

    Postby SandChigger » 21 Feb 2010 10:56

    As I pointed out to Sandwurm the other day, KJA actively discourages people from sending him story ideas & manuscripts, to avoid the possibility of being accused of having stolen ideas, but there are all these compilations he's editing and contests and seminars he does... ???

    Do editors return the manuscripts submitted for an omnibus volume to the publisher or authors, or are they supposed to destroy them? If the latter, what proof is there they do it?

    I don't know, I just figure KJA is too busy swiping ideas from other authors (Dan Simmons seems to be a particular favorite) and the movies he watches on DVD while proofing galleys to steal from unknowns. ;)
    I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

    I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

    I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA
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    Re: Gentlemen Broncos

    Postby smugetsu » 21 Feb 2010 12:28

    SandChigger wrote:I don't know, I just figure KJA is too busy swiping ideas from other authors (Dan Simmons seems to be a particular favorite) and the movies he watches on DVD while proofing galleys to steal from unknowns. ;)


    Hey, if you're going to steal ideas, might as well steal from the best, right? :puke:

    If you watch the trailer, there's a sequence where the author describes making character names better by adding "ainous, inous, or anus" to the end of the name. It reminded me of some of the far-fetched, made-up names (read: bullshit) that KJA throws out.
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    Re: Gentlemen Broncos

    Postby lotek » 21 Feb 2010 12:36

    smugetsu wrote:If you watch the trailer, there's a sequence where the author describes making character names better by adding "ainous, inous, or anus" to the end of the name.


    :shock: :shock:

    smugetsu wrote:It reminded me of some of the far-fetched, made-up names (read: bullshit) that KJA throws out.


    a profusion of KJanus related jokes to come then :)
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    Re: Gentlemen Broncos

    Postby Omphalos » 21 Feb 2010 13:38

    This is another Dr. Ronald Chevalier gag. I don't know why everyone takes this rif so seriously. I think this is one of the Flight of the Concords guys.

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    Re: Gentlemen Broncos

    Postby smugetsu » 21 Feb 2010 14:40

    I, for one, will be checking out the movie. It seems cheesy, but done that way on purpose. I'm a huge fan of sci-fi and the like, but I enjoy the fact that someone appears to be poking fun at it.

    The Dr. Ronald Chevalier character is so overblown, and looks and sounds like a pompous ass. He's modeled after other pompous authors, and, I'd like to think, KJA.

    And you're right, it IS one of the guys from Flight of the Conchords.

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