Best o/t Web 26 Dec

Story & Structure :: BAFTA screenwriters lecture series :: Robert A. Heinlein biography :: Santa movies frozen out of festive season :: “It’s a Wonderful Life”: The most terrifying movie ever Script Perfection :: Screenwriting Tips: Generating ideas | People under pressure | Teenage protagonists :: My year in screenwriting :: Joseph Campbell quotes | more quotes :: Writing adaptations for practice :: Carson’s top … Read more

‘Tis the season to welcome miracles.

The halls have been decked with the proverbial holly. Lists have been checked, twice. Red suits pressed. Reindeers shoed. Huge-never-to-be-repeated-all-stock-must-go-(no-really)-sales are in full festive swing. Resistance is futile. The silly season is upon us once more. Some people rue this time of year because they’re single or their family’s nuts – or both. For me, … Read more

Video: Pulp Fiction Inspiration [QT]

This video is just as informative and entertaining without the sound as with. Try for yourself.
I am certain that Tarantino must have had a career as a pantomime artist before becoming the world’s most dialogue-obsessed director.

It’s interesting how Tarantino in the 100 seconds of this clip doesn’t mention co-writer Roger Avary. Maybe it was cut. Or maybe not…

With thanks to Louise Lee Mei and Niels Abercrombie.

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Best o/t Web 19 Dec

Story & Structure :: Comedy and discomfort :: Is it comedy or drama? :: How Frasier came to be :: Black Swan/Showgirls Script Perfection :: Screenwriting Tips: A good idea | Research scenes | Sleep on it :: What movie got you into writing? :: The black list – the best unproduced screenplays :: Why Buried works Pitching & Selling :: The art of the elevator … Read more