Writing a Scene: What Are The 10 Key Steps To Dramatic Excellence?

The Deer Hunter Writing a Scene

Writing a Scene: Breaking Down the 10 Key Steps in Getting Started As with most stages of the screenwriting process, writing a scene is a journey of discovery. It is useful …

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10 Screenwriting Lessons We Can Learn from…BOOGIE NIGHTS (1997)

Boogie Nights

Like much of Paul Thomas Anderson’s work, the BOOGIE NIGHTS screenplay has an odd structure, divergent POV and a hefty length, yet every page of it is full of worthwhile …

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10 Classic Secondary Characters in THE BIG LEBOWSKI

Secondary Characters in THE BIG LEBOWSKI

The Coen Brothers‘ ability to create amazing, ultra-memorable secondary characters with only a few lines of writing  is something that all screenwriters can learn from. Consider the giant sea of …

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10 Types of Scene that Work Onscreen but Not on the Page

Inception - Scene that Works Onscreen but Not on the Page

It goes without saying that reading a script does not have the same sensory effect on a human being as watching a film or TV show. That’s because there are …

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Genius Hitchcock Decisions at Screenplay Stage

Hitchcock decisions at screenplay stage.

What hasn’t been written about Hitchcock already? From Francois Truffaut and Raymond Durgnat, to every casual message board user on IMDb, great swathes of humankind have discussed at length the …

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12 Things Screenwriters Can Learn from Musicals

Music Sheet - Screenwriters & Musicals

12 Things Screenwriters Can Learn from Musicals   I recently ventured from my comfortable world of screenwriting into completely new territory. No, I’m not acting– I’m working on a stage musical. The process …

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