1. texshelters

    texshelters Active Member

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    Brain Damage door bell

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by texshelters, Apr 5, 2017.

    What if I use the first three notes of Brain Damage over and over as a doorbell in my screen play? One time use only, I think.

    Peace, Tex
     
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    whats the question ?
     
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    Read the first line. Peace, Tex
     
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    what if you use it as a doorbell ? - still no question , its a doorbell tune, who cares
     
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    The Pink Floyd song?

    If you credit them, don't see why not. I've read many a story/novel that references contemporary music while crediting/naming the one who sang it or composed it.
     
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    bear in mind that its a screen play - so the chances are the eventual producer/director/studio will be the ones who worry about credits and prs and all that... that said theres no real point to using something that isn't recognisable to a viewing audience as a doorbell/ring tone or whatever unless its plot critical, not least because the producer etc may well decide to change it anyway
     
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    Or even uses it in the book's title. Number 9 Dream ~ David Mitchell

    Anyway, feel compelled to post. Brian Damage (scene just after he rang the doorbell)

     
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    From the title, I was expecting a doorbell that damages the brains of the people who ring it.
     
  9. texshelters

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    Be creative. Figure it out. It's not complicated.
     
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    It's for a screen play version of the song. I don't know if it's a selling point or not. Peace, Tex
     
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    way to go if you want our help dude .... try just asking a damn question next time

    on point if the question is - can i do this ... yes you can, because as i said earlier it will be down to the director/studio etc to sort out any PRS or copyright ramifications

    if the question is - is this a good idea, no its not because its the sort of irrelevant detail that isn't needed in a screen play, unless there's a plot point related to it.
     
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    Be polite. Figure it out. It's not complicated.
     
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    Or if he wants our help he could just ask...

    there are various possible questions springing from "what if I do xyz" - can i do it ?, is it a good idea?, should I use a different song ? , can the song be rendered as a doorbell ? , will a studio want to do that ? will this hurt my chances of getting produced ? etc etc

    If someone wants the help of an online community, asking the question they want answered with appropriate context, is a good start, and not getting snippy when asked for clarification is a good continuance
     
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    May I suggest some reading for you Tex?

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    Also may I borrow your copy of

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    Thanks
     

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