[Video]: Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises


With the recent release of The Dark Knight Rises there has been an avalanche of interviews unleashed onto the web. This one is in my view the most interesting, as it addresses among other things the tone of Nolan’s Batman trilogy. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if … Read more

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Structure: Inception

It’s by far the most talked-about movie of the year, because of its high concept and intelligent execution. The movie has an aura of complexity but when you examine the dramatic structure carefully, it is deceptively simple. See for yourself. My first viewing of Inception was at the world’s largest IMAX screen in Sydney’s Darling … Read more

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 20 Jun

:: Blogger Joshua Patterson on horror movies.
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:: Never a smash hit, always a guilty pleasure.
:: Tweet all you want, it’s all about story.
:: Central story set up: the plan.
:: The Karate Kid: what director Harald Zwart has to say.
:: An inside look at script judging.
:: Incorporating emotion into character description, stay in the moment.
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