All posts by: paul peditto

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Good Reader, not long ago I promised to open up the archive on the KILLER screenwriting articles I saved from 2014. This being a no-bullshit zone, I admit that there might be some mendacity in calling this a non-selfish act… I’m working on distributing our micro-budget film Chat. We’re in post-production on Devolve, a web series […]

Action Sequences

March 10, 2015 0 Comment

This one’s for you, action movie writers. Let’s check out some pro script action movie sequences. Before we do, read this rant on the often-attributed Picasso quote: “Bad artists borrow, great artists steal”. The best part of the rant is as follows: “To me, it means the difference between aping and assimilating; between copying and […]

Want to hear the voice of Chicago? Here’s the greatest scene you’ve never seen in a movie, because it isn’t from a screenplay at all. It’s a call from the current resident of Littleton, Colorado Federal Minimum Security prison and former Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich. On the other end is former Barack Obama Chief […]

Script Magazine Series

February 24, 2015 0 Comment

We have met the enemy, and we are them. Don’t ever categorize people–it’s a no-win landscape of ignorance. Orson Wells in Lady From Shanghai said, “it’s a bright, guilty world.”– I hear that as I type on in this perpetual 4 degree Chicago February. My stance on screenwriting consultants has been a tough one to […]

Birdman

February 18, 2015 0 Comment

SPOILERS! Good Reader, if you haven’t seen the movie Birdman, you might want to pass this week’s entry. We’ll be checking out the script for Birdman, which you can find here.  My over/under on Oscar wins for this movie is 5 including Best Picture, Director, Actor and Original Script, so yeah, I dug it. Inarritu and […]