Best o/t Web 21 Nov

:: “I don’t have any good ideas” :: Video interviews with John Ford :: Four basic functions for monologues :: Writer emerges from cave with new script :: The most overused line in cinema :: Think globally, act regionally :: Kubrick explains 2001 :: “Everything is copy” – Nora Ehpron :: A history of zombies in America :: Interview: Simon Beaufoy of 127 Hours :: … Read more

No Passive Protagonist!

Jack Brislee shatters some of the screenwriting principles the gurus so passionately advocate. First he introduces us to the rule, then explains how it has been successfully broken (or bent). The Rule: No Passive Protagonists! Most screenwriting books regard a passive protagonist as a major error.  Audiences want to see a hero who instigates action, … Read more