The Snoozeletter @ snzltr.blogspot.com

 
Achilles, the Tortoise, Zeno, and me. 

According to the 2017 period life table from Social Security (https://www.ssa.gov/oact/STATS/table4c6.html):

At my age, 70, the life expectancy is 14.39 years.
At 84, my life expectancy would be 6.33 years.
At 90, my life expectancy would be 4.05 years.
At 94, my life expectancy would be 3.01 years.
At 97, my life expectancy would be 2.49 years.
At 99, my life expectancy would be 2.24 years.
And so on...

I suspect Zeno would have loved this sh*t:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity#Zeno:_Achilles_and_the_tortoise
 
Read the 2021 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) longlisted screenplays. 

https://www.bafta.org/film/longlists-2021 - d - f - s
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
*Ammonite by Francis Lee
https://subslikescript.com/movie/Ammonite-7983894
*Another Round by Thomas Vinterberg & Tobias Lindholm
https://subslikescript.com/movie/Another_Round-10288566
*The Assistant by Kitty Green
https://subslikescript.com/movie/The_Assistant-9000224
Da 5 Bloods
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/DA-5-BLOODS-Script.pdf
*The Forty-Year-Old Version by Radha Blank
https://subslikescript.com/movie/The_Forty-Year-Old_Version-10642834
Judas and the Black Messiah
https://d2bu9v0mnky9ur.cloudfront.net/academy2020/scripts/sxdTyWbSrntjatbm/jatm_2021_01_06.pdf
Mank
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Mank-Screenplay.pdf
*Minari by Lee Isaac Chung
https://subslikescript.com/movie/Minari-10633456
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Never-Rarely-Sometimes-Always-FINAL-Screenplay.pdf
Promising Young Woman
https://focusfeaturesguilds2020.com/promising-young-woman/screenplay/Promising_Young_Woman.pdf
*Rocks by Theresa Ikoko & Claire Wilson
*Saint Maud by Rose Glass
Soul
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2020.07.17_Soul_Final_Script.pdf
Sound of Metal
https://d2detfmr8cx0ni.cloudfront.net/8/ef/7e028/3a21e/13c33/9d2fd/fca13/5496.pdf
The Trial of the Chicago 7
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/The-Trial-of-the-Chicago-7-Script.pdf
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
*Babyteeth by Rita Kalnejais
https://subslikescript.com/movie/Babyteeth-8399664
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
https://d2detfmr8cx0ni.cloudfront.net/7/09/aa402/643dc/e72a8/a4547/5c1a8/ba4a.pdf
*The Dig by Moira Buffini & John Preston
Emma
https://focusfeaturesguilds2020.com/emma/screenplay/Emma.pdf
The Father
https://www.sonyclassics.com/assets/screenplays/thefather/thefather-screenplay.pdf
*Hillbilly Elegy by Vanessa Taylor & J.D. Vance
https://scrapsfromtheloft.com/2020/11/25/hillbilly-elegy-2020-transcript
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20432328/itoet-w-yellow-revmstr1029-final-1.pdf
*The Invisible Man by Leigh Whannell & H.G. Wells
https://subslikescript.com/movie/The_Invisible_Man-1051906
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20466712/ma-raineys-black-bottom-screenplay.pdf
The Mauritanian
https://d1nhyx5zyjgebo.cloudfront.net/assets/awards/script/OpTXQcF5Vx.pdf
News of the World
https://universalpicturesawards.com/news-of-the-world/screenplay/news-of-the-world.pdf
Nomadland
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Nomadland-Screenplay.pdf
One Night In Miami...
https://d2detfmr8cx0ni.cloudfront.net/6/73/5126f/d56aa/25a9d/7a686/987dd/e417.pdf
*Pieces of a Woman by Kata Wéber
https://scrapsfromtheloft.com/2021/01/11/pieces-of-a-woman-2020-transcript
The White Tiger
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/CRITICS_WGA_HFPA_FINAL-WT_121120_continuity-script_RB-2.pdf
 
Read the 2021 Writers Guild Awards Screenplay Nominees. Download the scripts you find interesting - these links will expire soon!

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Judas and the Black Messiah
Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King
Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas
https://d2bu9v0mnky9ur.cloudfront.net/academy2020/scripts/sxdTyWbSrntjatbm/jatm_2021_01_06.pdf

Palm Springs
Screenplay by Andy Siara
Story by Andy Siara & Max Barbakow
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Palm-Springs-Screenplay.pdf

Promising Young Woman
Written by Emerald Fennell
https://focusfeaturesguilds2020.com/promising-young-woman/screenplay/Promising_Young_Woman.pdf

Sound of Metal
Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder
Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance
https://d2detfmr8cx0ni.cloudfront.net/8/ef/7e028/3a21e/13c33/9d2fd/fca13/5496.pdf

The Trial of the Chicago 7
Written by Aaron Sorkin
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/The-Trial-of-the-Chicago-7-Script.pdf

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern
Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad
Based on Characters Created by Sacha Baron Cohen
https://d2detfmr8cx0ni.cloudfront.net/7/09/aa402/643dc/e72a8/a4547/5c1a8/ba4a.pdf

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Screenplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Based on the Play Written by August Wilson
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20466712/ma-raineys-black-bottom-screenplay.pdf

News of the World
Screenplay by Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies
Based upon the Novel by Paulette Jiles
https://universalpicturesawards.com/news-of-the-world/screenplay/news-of-the-world.pdf

One Night in Miami...
Screenplay by Kemp Powers
Based on the Stage Play "One Night in Miami" by Kemp Powers
https://d2detfmr8cx0ni.cloudfront.net/6/73/5126f/d56aa/25a9d/7a686/987dd/e417.pdf

The White Tiger
Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani
Based on the Book "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/CRITICS_WGA_HFPA_FINAL-WT_121120_continuity-script_RB-2.pdf

These scripts were ineligible: https://www.goldderby.com/feature/wga-ineligible-1204033627

The 73rd annual dual-coast Writers Guild Awards will be held Sunday, March 21, in separate ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

UPDATE - Stage 32 blog article: http://stage32.com/blog/2527
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Vaccine: Covid travel passport. 

I've been doing some research on vaccination (travel) passports - the digital version of the Yellow Card...

Covid passports could deliver a 'summer of joy,' Denmark hopes:
https://cnn.com/travel/article/covid-19-vaccination-passports-denmark

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/CLEAR-Pass/id1462303605   (like Mobile Passport, but free)
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/CLEAR/id1436333504
https://ClearMe.com
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/CommonPass/id1548682047
https://CommonPass.org
https://www.ibm.com/products/digital-health-pass
https://www.iata.org/en/programs/passenger/travel-pass
 
Golden Globe Nominees, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture. Download the scripts you find interesting - these links will expire soon!

Emerald Fennell - "Promising Young Woman"
https://focusfeaturesguilds2020.com/promising-young-woman/screenplay/Promising_Young_Woman.pdf

Aaron Sorkin - "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/The-Trial-of-the-Chicago-7-Script.pdf

Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton - "The Father"
https://www.sonyclassics.com/assets/screenplays/thefather/thefather-screenplay.pdf

Chloé Zhao - "Nomadland"
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Nomadland-Screenplay.pdf

Jack Fincher - "Mank"
https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Mank-Screenplay.pdf

The telecast airs live coast to coast on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 from 5 to 8 p.m. PST/8 to 11 p.m. EST on NBC.

UPDATE - Stage 32 blog article: http://stage32.com/blog/2513
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Groundhog Day! 

"Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties because it's COOOLD out there today!"

"It's cold out there every day."

Groundhog Day screenplay by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis (1992 Jan 07):

http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/groundhogday.pdf
 
New Year's resolution: lose a lotta weight. 

My New Year's resolution is to lose thirty-eight thousand pounds.