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Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
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Clunkiest compulsory line ever?

Don't know about the rest of you but I'm yet to hear a single natural sounding delivery of "not with that you're not!" that sounds like it actually belonged in the script and wasn't hammered in

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IctusMortem
Since: May 2012
Posts: 400

I think the year of "it doesn't fit" ironically, never fitted.......

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miriamruthross
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2014
Posts: 4

I was in Heat 16 yesterday and I felt like there were only a couple of instances where it sounded clunky so the rest must have managed a pretty natural delivery. However, I do think that compared to lines from previous years it was a bit less malleable.

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Taunise
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 365

I think the more you hear it the worse it'll sound regardless of how well it's actually used.

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themorgan
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
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I'm pretty happy with my usage of the line this year.

Generally I have a bigger problem with some of the character names (Gnarly Watson, anyone?) & traits ("you're such an exaggerator Alex Puddle!") than with the line.

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c0ina
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 297

I'm stoked with our use of the line this year :D

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Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

I think we made it work reasonably well, but it was definitely a tricky line to slot in while writing.

The best use of line I can remember was the "it doesn't fit" year, when the team had a robot that was shaking. One person said, "it's having a fit!", and the other person replied, "it doesn't fit."

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Dawkward
From: Wellington
Since: May 2013
Posts: 19

Looking forward to seeing yours this year, Alastair. And we didn't have too much trouble with the line this year, although people do seem to use it with alcohol a lot. Like us.

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Rowox
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 96

I've only seen 13 films from this year, but of the ones I saw the deliveries were pretty good.

For clunkiest line ever I would nominate "I did that" - so many films had really unnatural deliveries.

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R17
From: wellington
Since: May 2013
Posts: 179

in reply to Brendon Udy:

The best use of line I can remember was the "it doesn't fit" year, when the team had a robot that was shaking. One person said, "it's having a fit!", and the other person replied, "it doesn't fit."

That is awesome! :D

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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 397

Always thought Bobby Young being an ex-bully was a hard character trait to fit in. A bully would be fine, sure, but ex-bully needs at least an implied history behind it, where as you can easily just show that a character is a liar, or a fabricator or unlucky, whatever. You can with ex-bully too, but it will take some time. Might take your whole movie.

As a whole fitting a character's first and last name into a short film can prove difficult, especially if no one in the film actually needs to have a name.

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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
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I quite liked the line this year and felt we used it fairly naturally.

The ex-bully was tough to include.

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bexxgirl
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 41

I reckon 'Put that down, nice and easy' was the worst (2005) - they obviously realised pretty early that they had to make it simpler, though - later years were much improved!

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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 397

Was that actually the line?!? I started the comp in 2010, so anything before that I've never really looked for.

Can someone post a comprehensive list of what all the elements have been over the years?

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Rowox
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 96

in reply to bexxgirl:

Some brilliant Wgtn team came up with this:
Woman: We need a slogan for this shampoo...
Man: "Nice and Easy"?
Woman: Put that down - "Nice and Easy"

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bexxgirl
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
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in reply to Rowox:

Oh wow - that IS awesome!

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Scott Ransom
From: Wellington
Since: May 2012
Posts: 8

Not with that your not... that was a tricky one! I reckon 'I did that' was a little hard too from memory... but it's the case for me that when you know the line you kind of hear it more, or look out for it more so it does stand out. I reckon the most successful uses of the line are those films that are able to make an event out of it, or slip it in so naturally you don't notice it...

Anyone recall last year's one? It's completely slipped my mind!

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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 397

in reply to Scott Ransom:

did you hear that (?)

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Rowox
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 96

in reply to AJ:

I don't know about comprehensive, but here are the ones I remember:
2014: Morgan Foster, liar. "Not with that you're not". A ball.
2013: Vic Meyer, insomniac. "Did you hear that?". A card.
2012: Nicky Brick, unlucky. "I did that". A leaf.
2011: Bobby Young, ex-bully. "What have you got?". Bent wire.
2010: Forgotten name, fabricator. "When you look at it that way". Broken toy.
2009: Alex Puddle, exaggerator. "It doesn't fit". A rock.
2008: Kerry Post, perfectionist. "?". A brush.
2007: Jerry Something, hypochondriac. "?". A rope.
2006: Robin Slade, eternal optimist. "That's what I'm talking about". A mirror.
2005: Forgotten name, animal lover. "?". A banana.
2004: Terry Something, a model. "Put that down, nice and easy". A doll.

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Akld 2011 Meat Pie "Truth Unseen"
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themorgan
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 655

They're on the 48hours wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/48Hours

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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 397

in reply to themorgan:

that's pretty comprehensive.

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NA
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Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
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