Best of the Web 11 Aug

Story & Structure :: Visual Mindscape: Anchors, Triggers and Writing Flashbacks – Oh My! :: Damon Lindelof on Blockbuster Screenwriting :: Scene Of The Week: ‘Dirty Harry’ :: “Breaking Your Story” :: Writing Indie Friendly Script Perfection :: Watching the Detectives (and the Crooks) :: 10 Screenwriting Mistakes To Avoid Courtesy of Southland Tales :: … Read more

Best of the Web 26 May

Story & Structure :: Story Inspiration :: Script Review: Star Trek Into Darkness :: Screenplay Review: Superman (JJ Abrams 2002 draft) :: Amateur Friday – Going Postal :: Steven Spielberg’s Techniques and Themes :: 10 Screenwriting Lessons You Can Learn From Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Script Perfection :: The Devil We Know :: … Read more

[Video]: JJ Abrams Time Interview


Jeffrey Jacob Abrams, the rapidly ascending writer-director-producer and one-time protege to Spielberg, is probably better known simply as ‘JJ’. In an interview with Time Magazine, he discusses what initially attracted him to producing the Star Trek movie, and why he fell in love with it so hard that he had to direct it. If you … Read more