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12-12-2008, 11:53 PM
The Black List 2008: The Full List

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Today saw the release of the annual Black List, an index of the year's best-liked, not-yet-produced screenplays. To compile it, more than 250 film executives were polled and each script had to be mentioned four times to warrant inclusion. The one with the most mentions is Kyle Killen's The Beaver (see our exclusive review here!), and No. 2 is by Jay Reiss, the guy who played the word pronouncer in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The full list (with synopses!) is after the jump. Special congratulations is due to Nick Confalone, former writer of Vulture's daily Industry post, whose Knights (co-written with Neal Dusedau) is included.

67 mentions:

THE BEAVER by Kyle Killen
“A depressed man finds hope in a beaver puppet that he wears on his hand.”

61 mentions:

THE ORANGES by Jay Reiss & Ian Helfer
“A man has a romantic relationship with the daughter of a family friend, which turns their lives upside down.”

44 mentions:

BUTTER by Jason Micallef
“A small town becomes a center for controversy and jealousy as its annual butter
carving contest begins.”

42 mentions:

BIG HOLE by Michael Gilio
“An old cowboy goes on a mission to recover his money after a million dollar
sweepstakes scam cleans out his entire bank account.”

40 mentions:

THE LOW DWELLER by Brad Ingelsby
“A man trying to assimilate into society after being released from jail discovers that someone from his past is out to settle a score.”

39 mentions:

FUCKBUDDIES by Liz Meriwether
“A guy and a girl struggle to have an exclusively sexual relationship as they both come to realize they want much more.”

34 mentions:

“When Herb Winter’s wife of fifty years dies, the faithful but sexually frustrated widower moves into a retirement community to start living the swinging single life.”

More, much more at the link (http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/12/the_black_list_2008_the_full_l.html?fark).