Best of the Web 1 Feb

Script Perfection :: 42 Essential 3rd Act Twists: :: Justice League Movie: Script Ready But Too Complicated :: Seth Grahame-Smith Makes Everyone Look Lazy Best of the Rest :: Star Wars Stand-Alone Film Selects Weitz As Screenwriter :: Edgar Wright Pens Oliver Twist Sequel Screenplay :: Jurassic Park Was “By No Means a Sure Thing” … 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

[Video]: How Movies Teach Manhood


From The Wizard of Oz to Star Wars, TED Talks speaker Colin Stokes makes some surprisingly far-reaching observations about how male and female heroes influence how children perceive gender roles..   If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video on Screenwriting, let us … Read more

Best o/t web 19 Feb

Story & Structure :: Have You Seen This Man? :: 6 Oscar-Nominated Scribes: Nailing the Perfect Scene :: Thoughts on (500) Days of Summer :: GITS Script Reading Up in the Air Script Perfection :: Screenwriting Tips: Your Protagonist Does Have to Get the Most Powerful Emotional Scenes :: How to Write Fast :: Rewriting … Read more

Best o/t Web 26 Sep

:: Don’t forget your mentor.
:: Where Alex gets his movies.
:: Modern noir in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
:: How Chewbacca came to be.
:: What makes for great science fiction.
:: How important are your character names?
:: A useful tool for character development.
:: If someone beats you at your own game, think outside the rules.
:: The focus: the protagonist metamorphosis arc.
:: The best foreign-language sci-fi flicks.

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