Movie Memoirs: How Do You Adapt a Memoir for the Screen?

Catch Me if You Can Movie Memoir

With true stories increasingly leant on in both movies and TV in recent years, movie memoirs have practically become a genre all on their own. These movies will typically be …

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Setting as a Character: Get the MOST Out of Your Screenplay’s Setting

Lost in Translation Setting as Character

Using ‘setting as a character’ is a phrase you’ll often hear in screenwriting circles. But what does it mean? An easy way into this concept is to think of how …

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10 Brilliant Symbolism Examples: Symbolism in Screenwriting

The Art of Symbolism Symbolism is a device used across literature, art and film. But arguably, film is one of the art forms where symbolism can have the most powerful …

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Visual Storytelling: What Does it REALLY Mean, in Screenwriting terms?

Wall-E Visual Storytelling

What Is Visual Storytelling? By definition, visual storytelling is a story told through a visual medium. This can include anything from photography, video or illustration, which is then enhanced by …

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15 Brilliant Montage Examples for Screenwriters and Filmmakers

Requiem for a Dream Montage Example

The montage is an ever present part of modern screenwriting. Filmmakers and screenwriters frequently use this technique, regardless of genre. But what are the best montage examples and what do they teach …

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