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John Oak Dalton
Works at Indiana University East
Attended Ball State University
Lives in Farmland, IN
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Live from the OK Corral
Melissa Walters was kind enough to allow me to use photos she took on the first day of shooting of "Calamity Jane's Revenge," a screenplay I wrote for director Henrique Couto (these are her real horses).  It's not a supernatural western, or comedy western, ...
Melissa Walters was kind enough to allow me to use photos she took on the first day of shooting of "Calamity Jane's Revenge," a screenplay I wrote for director Henrique Couto (these are her real horses).  It's not a supernatu...
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Ride the Range All the Day Til the First Fading Light
Calamity Jane's Revenge, directed by Henrique Couto, starts shooting this weekend from my screenplay.  And people said trying to watch every movie with "Django" in the title would never amount to anything.  More news to come.
Calamity Jane's Revenge, directed by Henrique Couto, starts shooting this weekend from my screenplay.  And people said trying to watch every movie with "Django" in the title would never amount to anything.  More news to come.
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#14: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
A man-made plague has torn through the world, leaving an eclectic group--including former eco-cultists, scientists and their lab creations, and psychic pig/human hybrids--to forge a new path in MaddAddam , the end of Margaret Atwood's post-apocalyptic trilo...
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#12: Find Me by Laura Van Den Berg
A young woman with a hard-knock life finds herself surprisingly immune to a devastating disease sweeping the nation, so she volunteers to be studied at an eerie hospital in a snow-swept Kansas landscape.  When all is not what it seems at the hospital, she e...
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Sightings
After fifteen years of screenwriting, and around ten movies released, I finally found one of my movies in the wild, at a video store in Richmond, Indiana.  A strange feeling.  A pretty eye-catching cover in that retro way.  Please let me know if you see it ...
After fifteen years of screenwriting, and around ten movies released, I finally found one of my movies in the wild, at a video store in Richmond, Indiana.  A strange feeling.  A pretty eye-catching cover in that retro way.  P...
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#10: A Sea of Troubles by Donna Leon
Venetian cop Brunetti investigates the death of two fishermen, and finds a community closed against him, in Donna Leon's A Sea of Troubles . Leon has written a long series of novels featuring this Italian policeman, but this is the first one I have come acr...
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#16: W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
Private Eye Kinsey Milhone gets involved in two seemingly unrelated cases; in the first, a former private eye colleague is shot and killed, and in the second a homeless man turns up with her name in his pocket.  How both these cases gradually, and then sudd...
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#15: The Beige Man by Helene Tursten
The cops of Goteborg, Sweden, have their hands full when two joyriding kids, escaped from juvenile detention, run down a retired cop; near the crime scene, they find the corpse of a young girl.  How these cases become linked, much to the dismay of Irene Hus...
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#13: The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel
A Copenhagen cop moves to a Missing Persons unit, and almost immediately is assigned the confounding case of a recently-deceased mentally disabled woman who was actually reported dead thirty years prior.  Meanwhile, a serial rapist stalks the cop's hometown...
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Bout To Get Jurassic On Some People
Some of my screenplays have been on some pretty windy roads--witness HELLSHOCKED (original title) to BLACK MASS to DEAD KNIGHT (with spliced in footage) to THE DA VINCI CURSE (in Japan) to ARMY OF WOLVES (more spliced in new footage)--so here' s the new JUR...
Some of my screenplays have been on some pretty windy roads--witness HELLSHOCKED (original title) to BLACK MASS to DEAD KNIGHT (with spliced in footage) to THE DA VINCI CURSE (in Japan) to ARMY OF WOLVES (more spliced in new ...
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#11: Caught by Lisa Moore
A young guy, imprisoned on a pot bust, escapes and sets out across late-70s Canada in Lisa Moore's Caught . This is a literate thriller, heavy on episodic encounters and colorful characterizations, but also ratchets up the tension as a dogged police detecti...
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#9: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
A young girl is the only survivor of a family massacre at a rural farmhouse, and her fractured recollections of the night convict her older brother; years down a troubled road later, she begins to rethink her memories in Gillian Flynn's Dark Places . After ...
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  • Indiana University East
    Director of Communications and Marketing, 2009 - present
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Farmland, IN
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Muncie, IN - La Crosse, WI
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Days Mkt/Comm, Nights in b-movies, comics, zines, microcinema, DIY culture.
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  • Ball State University
    BS, Telecommunications, 1984 - 1988
  • Ball State University
    MS, Information and Communication Science, 1995 - 2000
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