Tag Archives: action lines

What is an action line? New screenwriters are taught to write action lines as: Who is in the shot and what is happening, now. What is the camera seeing, now. But when you study the pros you’ll find they do more than this. Pros cheat. They do it all the time. How do they do […]

Action Sequences 2

April 13, 2015 0 Comment

All right, action fans! Let’s pick up where we left off with action sequence stylings that would make Tarantino or Shane Black envious! You can’t steal them outright, but let me remind you, Good Reader–while there are most definitely copyright laws for content, there is no copyrighting a style, how words are laid out on […]

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 […]

  • 1
  • 2