Best o/t Web 1 Aug

:: Massive Scifi attack in August!
:: The Opposite of Writer’s Block
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:: The Hangover took $100m more than 2012. A lesson?
:: The key: emotion and identification with the hero
:: The Fight Club theory applied to Ferris Bueller
:: What if your stories are offbeat?
:: Nick Cave to pen remake of The Crow.
:: Michael Arndt’s Hollywood fairytale.
:: What to do if you’re an overwriter.
:: The End of History: an analysis on craft.
:: Chris Nolan’s sleight of hand.
:: The art of obsessive keyboard dusting.
:: Sigourney Weaver’s sci-fi geek out.
:: What KIND of story is it? Subgenres and Inception.

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In Late, Out Early

When Goldman wrote “get in late and leave early”, he was not talking about how you watch a bad movie. He meant screenwriters should keep scenes to what is essential to the story. No arrivals and departures, no meet & greet or chit-chat. This is one of the fundamental rules in writing a scene, one … Read more

Best o/t Web 25 Jul 10

:: Wizard of Oz, a flop? Since when?
:: My project sold in Hollywood! Except it’s not my project, it’s my project’s evil twin.
:: 40 days of screenplays: Shawshank Redemption.
:: Script development: when to let the readers in.
:: You’re an agent, you want to read my script, so why won’t you again?
:: Movie dream sequences explained.
:: Michel Gondry’s favorite flicks.
:: It’s time for Chris Nolan’s victory dance.
:: Elements of act three: a great climax.
:: Film critics rejoice.

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