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Offline Bruce A. Smith

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« Reply #8340 on: November 18, 2021, 09:11:34 PM »
I don't know about the actress who's gonna play Tina, but Chaucer says he's been cast in the role of Florence Schaffner. Perhaps the older version, in flash backs?
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8341 on: November 18, 2021, 09:43:14 PM »
Inside Scoop on "Nod if You Understand"

The "Tina Movie" is being made by two Hollywood "A" listers: Joey McFarland and Dawn Bierschwal. Joey won an Academy Award for his production of "Wolf of Wall Street." Dawn's credentials are unknown to me, but she is every bit Joey's partner. Some of you may have met them at CC19, as they joined us at Von Ebert's on Friday and at V-23 on Saturday night. Dawn was really digging singing along with "DB, DB, DB Cooper where have you gone...." They also sat in on the conference on Saturday afternoon.

I've known Joey and Dawn from late 2018 or so when Joey first called me upon the advice of Galen Cook. Joey got wind of the Cooper story and wanted to know more and had first called Galen. Joey then called me and paid me 500 bucks to educate him on the facts of the case and share my contact list. He also promised me a 5K contract to be a consultant on his to-be-made Cooper movie, but that deal appears to have evaporated in Santa Anna winds. Such is life in Hollywood.

Ironically, the dynamic duo crossed my path inadvertently in September. Eric was first beginning his dig at T-Bar and was looking for volunteers. I raised my hand but then chickened-out due to my mysterious fatigue issues, which seems to be slowly resolving at last. Note: It's not cancer and not my heart. More along the lines of the endocrine system and serotonin and testosterone levels.

But when I called Eric to say I was gonna be a no-show, I did volunteer to meet him at the V-23 in the late afternoon. When he appeared, I was surprised not to see Rob Bertrand accompanying him since he was doing half of the digging, but Eric did show up with a cute and quite gregarious young woman named Monique Lefontaine. Monique's a lassie from New Orleans, and I only vaguely know how she ended up drinking beers with Eric and me at the V-23.

Nevertheless, Monique loves talking and she peppered me with questions about DBC, which led to questions about Tina and T-Bar, which led to an impassioned discussion about how we could get Tina to CC21. My point of view was that it was gonna take a woman to do the heavy lifting, as Tina has publicly expressed her reluctance to work with men. Monique rose to the occasion and volunteered to make contact with Tina.

Over the next week, Monique called me daily with hour-long updates on her strategies to connect with Tina. Eventually she texted her, and it seemed her efforts were successful, but in a bizarre fashion. Instead of getting a direct reply from Tina, Monique got a lengthy text from Dawn Bierschwal. Monique, in turn called me in a fluster, asking "who the hell is Dawn Bierschwal and why is she texting me?"

Upon closer examination of the text message from Dawn, we learned that Dawn was introducing herself as a "good friend" of Tina's, and was discouraging Monique to make any further outreach to Tina. Although Dawn said nothing about making a Cooper movie or owning the rights to Tina's "life story," that's when I first got the whiff that Tina and Joey were making something - that things had gotten to an advanced level.

Later, Monique seemed to drop her plans to talk with Tina, and then Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans. I haven't heard back from Monique since, except for an email to tell me she survived the storm.

That's what I know. But the Vortex blows particularity strong in Southern California, no?
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8342 on: November 18, 2021, 09:55:46 PM »
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It's like Bruce Smith is the predictor of the future. (Bruce led with this "female hero" BS in his book)


Really, Snow? What female hero stuff? Are you referring to the comments from Rataczak? He certainly felt that Tina saved his life that night.

I think Joey and Dawn are amping that dynamic and making it a central part of their Hollywood drama.

I have never called Tina a hero, per se, but I do feel that what she did that night was heroic - keeping cool and making sure the situation was stable. Further, I have dedicated my new book to all flight attendants who have been hijacked. There are thousands of them and no one tells their story. Yet, the trauma and fear they experienced is very real, and now we're seeing serious issues as passengers need to be duct-tapped to their seats, etc.
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8343 on: November 18, 2021, 10:24:31 PM »
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I don't know about the actress who's gonna play Tina, but Chaucer says he's been cast in the role of Florence Schaffner. Perhaps the older version, in flash backs?
I don’t think CGI is advanced enough to change my old, ugly ass into an attractive, 20 year old female.  :rofl:
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8344 on: November 18, 2021, 10:50:36 PM »
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Kind of interesting that Tina spends a lot of her life avoiding Cooper stuff, seemingly not wanting to be bothered or defined by it. Then she agrees to a feature film about her angle on it. Makes me wonder, does she have any kids?

Also, any rumors on who they're looking at to play her?
Producers wanted to make a film.
They obviously told her what she needed to hear.
Ka-ching!
 

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« Reply #8345 on: November 18, 2021, 10:55:46 PM »
Here's the thing
I don't know if you've been seeing the deluge of things on Netflix...but Netflix serials are the new new thing.
A lot of them, if you think about it, have a strong focus on what women might want.
That sounds biased, but hey, I'd do the modelling to show where they should invest, and in what story lines, with what angle. And Ka-Ching!

The next phase of operations is to put a women's point of view on the Cooper story.
True-Crime appeals to women.
All you bros out there with your theories? Don't matter.
Gotta get the women in.
I mentioned this problem before.
 

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« Reply #8346 on: November 18, 2021, 10:56:46 PM »
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I don't know about the actress who's gonna play Tina, but Chaucer says he's been cast in the role of Florence Schaffner. Perhaps the older version, in flash backs?
I don’t think CGI is advanced enough to change my old, ugly ass into an attractive, 20 year old female.  :rofl:

oh you underestimate. You're just a concept. Everything else can be invented.
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8347 on: November 18, 2021, 10:58:18 PM »
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I don't know about the actress who's gonna play Tina, but Chaucer says he's been cast in the role of Florence Schaffner. Perhaps the older version, in flash backs?
I don’t think CGI is advanced enough to change my old, ugly ass into an attractive, 20 year old female.  :rofl:

oh you underestimate. You're just a concept. Everything else can be invented.
So I’m the living personification of the Cooper case then?
 

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« Reply #8348 on: November 18, 2021, 10:59:05 PM »
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I don't know about the actress who's gonna play Tina, but Chaucer says he's been cast in the role of Florence Schaffner. Perhaps the older version, in flash backs?
I don’t think CGI is advanced enough to change my old, ugly ass into an attractive, 20 year old female.  :rofl:
oh you underestimate. You're just a concept. Everything else can be invented.
So I’m the living personification of the Cooper case then?


You're alive? as in human form?
Wow, I thought you were just a program in the Matrix.
Have to work on the bot detector.
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« Reply #8349 on: November 18, 2021, 11:06:22 PM »
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I don't know about the actress who's gonna play Tina, but Chaucer says he's been cast in the role of Florence Schaffner. Perhaps the older version, in flash backs?
I don’t think CGI is advanced enough to change my old, ugly ass into an attractive, 20 year old female.  :rofl:
oh you underestimate. You're just a concept. Everything else can be invented.
So I’m the living personification of the Cooper case then?


You're alive? as in human form?
Wow, I thought you were just a program in the Matrix.
Have to work on the bot detector.
I drink therefore I am.
 

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« Reply #8350 on: November 18, 2021, 11:27:08 PM »
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I drink therefore I am.

Here's the thing.
Alcohol is one of the few consumptives that's not been totally usurped by Amazon.
We still can't track people's individual alcohol consumption well. Too many "show up at the grocery store, and here's cash from my wallet"
Please use credit cards at least.
The model accuracy has been extremely affected by this un-American behavior. (using cash and grocery store)
I'll be happier when the beer is ordered off your smartphone. Makes everything more predictable.
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« Reply #8351 on: November 18, 2021, 11:31:48 PM »
Here's another thing that pisses me off.

I sent Tom Kaye an email saying I thought it'd be useful to publish "the most accurate list of Cooper serials in the universe" on his website.

His reply was at least succinct:

"Sorry <snowmman> we don't put other stuff on our website. Tom"

And this is from a guy who has at least one thing from me on his website (the aligned Tena Bar dredging photos, arranged from the Carr provided photos)

Sheesh! I've been downgraded to "other stuff"

I fart in your general direction.
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« Reply #8352 on: November 18, 2021, 11:44:31 PM »
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They obviously told her what she needed to hear.
Ka-ching!

That's why I wondered if she had kids. Pad their inheritance.
 

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« Reply #8353 on: November 18, 2021, 11:47:15 PM »
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It's like Bruce Smith is the predictor of the future. (Bruce led with this "female hero" BS in his book)


Really, Snow? What female hero stuff? Are you referring to the comments from Rataczak? He certainly felt that Tina saved his life that night.

I think Joey and Dawn are amping that dynamic and making it a central part of their Hollywood drama.

I have never called Tina a hero, per se, but I do feel that what she did that night was heroic - keeping cool and making sure the situation was stable. Further, I have dedicated my new book to all flight attendants who have been hijacked. There are thousands of them and no one tells their story. Yet, the trauma and fear they experienced is very real, and now we're seeing serious issues as passengers need to be duct-tapped to their seats, etc.

I think everyone should be encouraged to stand up and kick some ass, when a flight attendant has to deal with an unruly passenger.
That said, you were kissing ass a little in the foreword to your 3rd edition

"Dedicated to all the flight attendants who have been hijacked. Few tell your story; perhaps this account will shed some light on yoru experiences and sacrifices. Thank you"

Better to have been truthful and dedicate it to all the wingnuts and obsessives you've enjoyed interacting with, and a hope they aren't as nuts as they seem!
 

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« Reply #8354 on: November 18, 2021, 11:50:14 PM »
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They obviously told her what she needed to hear.
Ka-ching!

That's why I wondered if she had kids. Pad their inheritance.

uh dudeman, me and the other executive producers really think it would be wonderful if you told your story of jumping. It would really provide a sense of connection with those who have always yearned to touch the sky. You'd be doing a service, to, well everyone who pays to watch the film.

We'll pay you the minimum we can, but hope our outreach program will really line our pockets.