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Good Reader, it’s time for Version 3 of our thrilling revisiting of screenplay format! I give you my word– and you can judge this for yourself starting with that Velveeta log above– this will be no bland/mind-numbingly boring discussion on the “rules” of screenwriting. This one will be F-U-N! Vamos…. THE VELVEETA CHEESE RULE “Keep […]

Today we’ll try one more riff off the wonderful Buzzfeed article “129 of the most beautiful shots in movie history”. I wondered what the scripts for each of these frames would look like. Film, being a visual medium, places the director’s place at (or near) the top of the priority pyramid. While the screenwriter’s place […]

I’ve been writing for Script Magazine for two years now. It’s been a great pleasure to meet some of the people who write for the magazine as well as editor par excellance Jeanne Bowerman. Jeanne curates some mean content at Script Mag. In case you don’t visit that site and are interested in screenwriting, we’ll […]

Flash vs. Flashback

September 20, 2017 0 Comment

Yeah, I know it’s from a College Humor video, but remember that scene in Batman Begins where Scarecrow throws that powder in Batman’s face? He freaks out and starts rolling around, but he also starts seeing really bad memories and we see them right with him. We don’t actually flashback to those things, but we […]

Good Reader, how to choose?! Classic Bad Guys scenes… Antagonist forces blocking our hero’s journey. Nasty mofos with zero character arc who start the movie off rotten and end up even worse. “Complex” protagonists with so much black in them — think Tony Soprano or Walter White– that the good within them is but candlelight […]