<h1>XML-Grammar-Screenplay: Alternative Format for Hollywood Screenplays</h1>
-A short time after I p
+A short time after I p
format, a Perl monger sent me a message reading this:
+ sent me a message reading :
+Screenplay-Text looks something like this:
+<s id="humanity" title="'Humanity' - The Movie">
+[Note: This screenplay was written by
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/">Shlomi Fish</a>, and is original artwork.]
+<s id="the-well" title="The Well">
+[ The Well is shown. Several women are standing nearby with large pots near
+them. They are chatting. Three men approach. ]
+Man #1: OK. Let's move it.
+Man #2: You know, I heard of a guy called Moses who could move a stone like
+The Inventor's Voice from outside the frame: That's because he was using the
+Man #3: I beg your pardon?
+[ The Inventor enters the frame with his invention that looks suspiciously
+The Inventor: With this ingenious invention one man can move this stone
+all by himself. Wanna try?
+Man #1: OK. I'll try.
+The Inventor: OK. First we tie the stone to the ropes here.
+The Inventor: Now lift the other hand.
+Man #1: [After lifting the stone.] Wow, it's so easy, look I can move the
+stone here [moves it to the left], and here [ moves it to the right].
+The Inventor: No! No! Don't misuse it.
+[The stone falls down on the well, splits into two pieces which both fall down
+the well. The men are amazed. ]
+The Inventor: Don't worry, I can get down and tie the ropes to each stone and
+we can lift it up in a flash...
+Man #1: I'll get the ropes.
+Man #2: I'll get the horses.
+[ They leave the frame ]
+The Inventor: This is not my day.
+Woman #1: Who is John Galt?
Why is it important? Because it seems that with this pedantic and perfectionist
-attitude Hollywood has left its original rebellious and
+attitude Hollywood has left its original rebellious and
<a href="http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/insurgent">insurgent</a> roots (the
-film production companies were located around to avoid litigation from
-Edison’s patent trolling machine; and Henry Ford voiced some anti-semitic
+film production companies were located around Los Angeles to avoid litigation
+from Edison’s patent trolling machine; and Henry Ford voiced some anti-semitic
concerns about the Jewish dominance of Hollywood, which he claimed was
part of their conspiracy to take over the world), and became more strict.
How many good films did not take off because of badly formatted or malformed
Hard to know.
<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/by-others/hitchhiker-guide-to-star-trek-tng.html">“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Star Trek - The Next Generation”</a>).
XML-Grammar-Screenplay still has many issues like the fact that its
error messages can be unhelpful, or that it is still lacking many features,
-but these should be relatively easy to resolve (possibly by a refactoring
-or even partial or complete rewrites).
+but these should be relatively easy to resolve (possibly by a refactoring,
+or partial or complete rewrites).
<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/philosophy/putting-all-cards-on-the-table-2013/#david_and_goliath">“David and Goliath” section</a> of my
-<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/philosophy/putting-all-cards-on-the-table-2013/">“Putting all the Cards on the Table (2013)”</a>,
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/philosophy/putting-all-cards-on-the-table-2013/">“Putting all the Cards on the Table (2013)” essay</a>,
a hacker knows the rules, plays by them, but is not afraid to bend them, or
make up his own rules and that is what
an action hero</a> is all
+<a href="http://unarmed.shlomifish.org/2396.html">action hero</a> is all
about. So now I'm trying to promote Screenplay-Text and Screenplay-XML
as hackier alternatives to the traditional screenplays of Hollywood which
-became more “professional” and tragic hero-like.
+became more “professional” and tragic hero-like.
I can be reached as <tt>rindolf</tt> on <a href="http://freenode.net/">the
Freenode IRC network</a> in a private message or in several channels (
-<tt>/whois rindolf rindolf</tt>) to further discuss the vision for
-Screenplay-Text and Screenplay-XML. But I think it is a noble goal.
+see <tt>/whois rindolf rindolf</tt>) to further discuss the vision for
+Screenplay-Text and Screenplay-XML. But I think it is a noble goal, which