Best of the Web 26 Aug

Story & Structure

:: Without a successful movie under your belt, DON’T attempt to write multi-protag.
:: Why write a movie?
:: Dispatch from The Quest: Ben Odgren on subtext use in ‘Jaws’ 
:: TGB Breakdown Ep 7: Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. (Guest: Film Crit Hulk)
:: No stakes and no surprises, please
:: Tony Scott on Directing: Artistic Style, Concept, Casting Choices, and Story Decisions
:: Charlie Kaufman’s 70-Minute Screenwriting Lecture Podcast

Script Perfection

:: “Where dialogue is concerned, sometimes what you don’t say is just as important as what you do”  ::
:: Screenwriting Tip #1080 – Don’t let your characters off easy
:: Clarity, The Most Overlooked Mistake In Screenwriting
:: How to Tell from a Pilot if a TV Show is Going to be Any Good
:: Screenplay Review – Trouble With The Curve [Worth the read]
:: Video interview between Quint and JAWS screenwriter Carl Gottlieb!

Pitching & Selling

:: Watch: Orson Welles’ ‘Original’ Studio Pitch Meeting for ‘Citizen Kane’
:: Scriptcat’s 20 Steps to Follow After You Type: FADE OUT – THE END… 

Best of the Rest

:: Director Tony Scott commits suicide from Vincent Thomas Bridge
:: The 6 Most Certifiably Insane Acts of Writing
:: New Plot Details for Monsters University (Pixar)
:: ‘Ruin’ Director Wes Ball Lands ‘The Maze Runner’ Directing Gig at Fox
:: The Avengers deleted scene featuring a post-Hulk Bruce Banner
:: Your favourite character was almost this actor – 8 Actors Who Almost Played Famous Roles
:: To Kill A Mockingbird: Behind the scenes
:: New Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera Footage Hits the Net

With thanks to Jamie Campbell and Brooke Trezise.



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