Yesterday I told you about where the master learned his craft. Today we’ll learn about scene structure from my favourite Sorkin scene. And you’ll be surprised, as you may have missed it. Sometimes I watch a movie and a week later I have forgotten everything, except for one single scene. Do you have that, too? Invariably, this happens more often … Read more
If I see the face of Aaron Sorkin one more time in my Facebook feed or in a newsletter, I’m going to punch my laptop. Okay, he is among the most interesting screenwriters alive. In fact, he wrote the one scene I study the most with students in my own screenwriting classes. In exactly three … Read more
As a student I lived only a 25min train trip away from the Brussels “Cinematek”, once hailed by Martin Scorsese as the world’s best cinema repository. Among the half dozen classics screened daily, Otto Preminger’s Laura would pop up at least once a year. I watched it; and I loved it. Soon after I first watched … Read more
Working on a rewrite? At a loss as to how to go about it? Successful Hollywood screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Frankenweenie, The Nines) shows us how to write stronger dialogue by examining what belongs in conversation versus what belongs in the action, how to create authentic relationships, and dozens of other little tips and tricks.
Story & Structure :: The Complete ‘The Dialogue Series’ :: Your Opening Scene Better Be Awesome :: Movie Analysis: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Script Perfection :: How to Take the Terror Out of Writing :: James Cameron Talks Writing Three Avatar Sequels Simultaneously :: Writers’ Rooms Vs. Solo Scribes: Where Does TV Creativity Flourish Best? Pitching … Read more