Best of the Web 2 Dec

Story & Structure :: Now What? :: Flash-Forward and Inception Script Perfection :: Knowledge is Power and Screenwriters Need to do Their Homework :: ‘Life of Pi’ Director Ang Lee: Post Your Questions :: How to Pick the Right Independent Producer Pitching & Selling :: November 2012 Pitch Sales Roundup :: Taking a Look at … Read more

Best of the Web 12 Aug

Story & Structure :: Create A Compelling Protagonist :: Is Your Hero Wrong? :: Are We Hardwired to Interpret the World Through Stories :: Inception Breakdown :: How To Write A Treatment :: Some Winning Synopsis’s :: ‘The Storytelling Animal,’ by Jonathan Gottschall Script Perfection :: 100 Exquisite Adjectives :: Screenwriting Tip #1069 – Readability … Read more

Best of the Web 17 Jun

Story & Structure :: 2 or 3 Act Formula? :: Creating Your Lead Character: The Story World :: Fiction Writing Prompts – Character Development Ideas :: An Examination Of Exposition In The Inception Script :: The Dangers of Informed Ability :: How to Write “Unwriteable Moments of a Film” in a Screenplay :: Your Hero’s … Read more

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

Best o/t Web 8 Aug 10

:: Martin Scorcese on story versus plot.
:: Stuck for ideas? Look around you in everyday life.
:: The psychological process from disunity to unity, Inception’s elements.
:: The key to presenting religion in science fiction.
:: A look at scene description: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
:: Young Adult and Diablo Cody.
:: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Spielberg script.
:: Interview with screenwriter Alex Litvak.
:: The benefits of reading aloud, hear your story.

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