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It’s Scripted!

Director: (slamming down a newspaper) Ugh! We’re short by only 12 million… (with more emphasis) just 12 million to be the highest-grossing film of all time.

Marketing Executive: (calmly) Yes, I understand. And, naturally, I’ve got a simple idea to boost ticket sales.

Director: (in an excited voice) Why didn’t you tell me so, what is it?

Marketing Executive: Well, we simply re-release the film, complete with deleted scenes, teasers and other specials.

*** The Next Day ***

Every newspaper headline reads “Avengers: Endgame to be Re-released.”


The photo prompt has been given by Ted Strutz at the Friday Fictioneers hosted Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The word prompt (Simple) has been given by Denise Farley at the Girlie on the Edge.

28 responses to “It’s Scripted!”

  1. Commercial pressure and artistic intentions don’t necessarily run together

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    1. Bernadette Braganza Avatar
      Bernadette Braganza

      Maybe sometimes they do

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  2. This is soooo what they do!!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      It’s what I imagined, but you never know 🙂

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  3. It really is all about the bottom line, isn’t it 🙂

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Maybe, you after all do need money to pay for making more films like Endgame.

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  4. When it comes to making money it seems like there is always another angle. Good story!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Josie

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    1. Bernadette Braganza Avatar
      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  5. I imagine some who work in marketing are well paid especially if you can pull off a stunt like you describe in your Six. Competition and ego is alive and well 😀

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Ah well, it’s actually rare when something at that scale is allowed.

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  6. Thought-provoking Six!
    (and, really, the person who thought up the idea of adding out-takes to the end of the film?genius… I think Jackie Chan was one of the first to do this with each of his films.)

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Didn’t know that. Thanks for the info 🙂 Learnt something new today.

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  7. I see I’m not the only one who despises the endless cheesy sequels. Good story!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      I don’t really despise the sequel (certainly not Avengers). Just thought it’d be fun to see it from that perspective.

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      1. Ah, ok. Well I do 😉

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  8. Like this all too true six!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Maybe 🙂

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  9. A reminder of why I never go to so-called blockbusters! Never have. Never will. Great take.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      I don’t usually go for blockbusters except for some exceptions (Endgame being one of them, managed to get tickets for the third day itself)

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  10. A good story based on what is probably the reality, Bernadette. Film making in the U.S. is big business. They make no money off me as I wait until the films are on TV. The cable dish TV company does though. 😀 — Suzanne

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Haha… But it’s sooooo long before some of these air on TV. How do you keep spoilers away?

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  11. Wishful thinking? I think I heard the final film disappointed fans? It might have been X-men I am thinking of?

    Good take 😀

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Probably X-Men (Never did like the series). Endgame was nice. I know of a few friends who got really emotional at the end.

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  12. Yep, that sounds about right! 🙂

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  13. Hey good thinking! Of course the will. Fun story, Bernadette.

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