Before showing Nina the video tape, Jeff shows her a tape with labels pulled off the top and from the spine, leaving torn labels. When he inserts the tape into the VCR, it is a different and clean tape, now with a clear label on the spine marked "Gary Gramm". See more »
"The events, characters and films depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Really. Any similarity to actually persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, and very weird. We suggest moving." See more »
Are all screenwriters narcissistic? Seems like a lot of them think that their life is so interesting that it deserves to be told to the whole world as a feature film. In a best case scenario, you get Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation... which I liked because it took that narcissism and made fun of it. In a worst case scenario you get Evil Eyes.
For the whole movie, the main character goes around doing screenwriter things: talking to his agent, trying to get some job at Dreamworks, complaining about how no one understands his art... etc. Just like Charlie Kaufman in Adaptation, but without any of the style. Boring, boring, boring.
About twenty minutes in, our protagonist gets a job offer. It comes from a strange foreign gentleman (a la Angel Heart) and soon he's off writing a MOW about a guy who killed his wife. Pretty soon, he becomes convinced that the words that he writes can actually kill. If anyone out there has ever read the Stephen King short story called Word Processor of the Gods, you'll recognize the plot... that's clearly what the writer stole... Er... was inspired by.
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