More Sad News for Flynn Fans Admin Comment

25 Aug

The article titled More Sad News for Flynn Fans was removed at the request of its Author, Xaviant.

I emailed Xaviant who tells me he was in the process of deleting his comments about Pat when he discovered the blog was down due to bandwidth problems. This is usually caused by the file size of pictures uploaded to the blog. It may be time to remind people that digital cameras produce large file sizes and to resize them to something smaller before uploading to the blog. In any case, Xaviant was speaking in the heat of the moment, and once he realized his remarks were a bit over the line he intended to delete them himself. We have comment guidelines to refer to, btw. His comments were over the top but who hasn't felt a rush of frustration like this? With all of the work he has done on his screenplay it is natural to have intense feelings about your project. However, there are folks here who know that many good projects have met roadblock after roadblock on the way to success. The difference between success or failure is often a matter of dogged determination and perseverance…

I have left the comments that followed this article in place to show blog readers what happened and what we are all about when we go off the rails a bit. Xaviant is a valued Author and  this really is a small blip on the radar screen, as far as I am concerned.

So we move on from here with smiles on our faces, and the wind in our hearts!

Admin/The Errol Flynn Blog

— Xaviant Haze


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  1. Anonymous

    August 25, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I think that's a bit ungentlemanly for one of our members. She may be a tough cookie but it is certainly her right. Anyone here agree?

  2. Anonymous

    August 25, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Just one question – how can you own someone's “life rights”? Is this some kind of movie business thing? It certainly doesn't hold for literature, I can assure you.

  3. Anonymous

    August 25, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I have to agree with Robert on this one.

  4. Anonymous

    August 25, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Do I know you?

  5. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 12:15 am

    So it would seem….

  6. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 12:23 am

    One can't be too sure these days…………

  7. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Briefly, EF's story is in the public domain and his right to privacy and protection of his reputation is considered a personal right. Which expired back in 1959 when he moved onto other adventures. Other rights such as merchandise etc. do not automatically expire. Having said that, anyone you want to portray that is still alive can bring suit for an invasion of their privacy or damage to their reputation, especially regarding confidential information that is not part of the public domain. One is afforded a measure of protection via the First Amendment. Another way to protect yourself is to “fictionalize” living individuals.

  8. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Thanks, Patricia – but I still don't understand when it comes to movies. For example, didn't Julie or Trish own the rights to their father's story when Oliver Stone wanted to make “Nixon”? Surely they wouldn't have entrusted his saga to Ollie had they owned the rights. And what about George W. Bush and Stone's “W”? Can you perhaps enlighten me further?

  9. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Oh Xaviant, You do yourself no good service by writing such hurtful comments. Cool your jets Chum !

  10. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 1:46 am

    I Know my comments are harsh, but she doesn't care about fact she hates him…a spade is a spade><

  11. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Sure, drop me an email and I can answser all your questions.

  12. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 11:59 am

    It is very rare that I get angry but I find your comments about Patrice Wymore distasteful to the extreme.
    To wish ANYONE 'dead', let alone Errol's wife, and then have the audacity to presume that most of us at the blog would agree with the sentiment shows a complete lack of understanding of basic human decency.
    While I don't know the exact particulars of the phone call, it is plain to see from the outline of what you posted that Patrice took the time to actually speak to you, explain her own plans and even give your script merit; In my eyes that constitutes as very courteous behaviour.
    Just to clarify my own situation here; I don't know Patrice Wymore, I have never spoken to her. There are one or two things that happened after Errol's death that puzzled me and I even have copies of letters written by Flynn that are far from complimentary about Patrice but she still deserves to treated with respect here at The Errol Flynn Blog.

  13. Anonymous

    August 26, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I totally agree with Brian's comments. I, too, have a lot of questions about Patrice Wymore,but Xaviant's comments are so outrageous they make him look bad, and they make us look bad. I hope Xaviant can learn something from this experience. Kevin K.

  14. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Best of luck with your screenplay and my respect for the effort it must have taken. Writing for the screen is a very, very difficult process, so a top of the hat to you.
    I would assume that most people here at the blog have made a comment they later regretted at some point in their lives – so you are no different.
    I totally agree with Davids comments above – let's move on.
    best wishes,

  15. Anonymous

    September 1, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I have been off for a week or so and then there was the broadband problem.
    I do not know what the big controversy is about other than it appears that author Xaviant Haze had some contact wth either or both the Errol Flynn Estates or with Patrice Wynore directly. I have not read or seen the post in question he's being taken to the cleaners on.
    Mr. Haze was generous and kind enough to let me read a copy of his screenply on Errol Flynn. I found it to be nothing less than outstanding and superb. It could be turned into a magnificent motion picture but strongly I fear it never will be.
    Mr. Haze is rightfully proud of his masterwork screenplay but one couldn't help but think he would run into deliberate roadblocks with the Estate, and Miss Wymore in particular. I had my own altercation with a represenrtative of the estate years ago over at the Zaca website who tried to intimidate anyone who didn't dare agree with him.
    Hollywood has hundreds of first-rate screenplays gathering dust while they regularly produce bad movies on big budgets with poor actors and stars.
    Best Wishes
    Ralph Schiller

  16. Anonymous

    September 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    If my understanding is correct, all he's got to do is make it a fictional portrait – like Orson Welle's “Citzen Kane” – which everyone knew was Hearst. Of course, you lose the Errol Flynn selling-point, but that's showbiz.

  17. Anonymous

    September 2, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Earl Conrad did much the same thing with his novel CRANE EDEN which was obviously based on Errol and Woodsie in Jamaica… you can get a copy from….