Tag Archives: action sequence

The Long Take

July 31, 2016 0 Comment

Today I’d like to riff off something I did with a series of post on the Buzzfeed article on the “129 most beautiful frames in the movies”. This time it’s a great Screen Crush article on The Long Take. I wondered what the scripts would look like for these famous long take action sequences. Academic […]

Today let’s go back to our clips/scripts series of great scenes. We’ll look at the script for Blade Runner, the final fight sequence between Blatty (Rutger Hauer) and Deckard (Harrison Ford). This is the Hampton Fancher/David Peoples draft dated February 1981. Not sure which draft this is, but it;s very different from the theatrical version […]

When it comes to action sequences we’ve looked at some rule breakers–Tarantino and Shane Black– in recent weeks. Today, we’ll compare a classic action scene from The Fugitive, how it looks on the page vs. what it looks like on the screen. The longest movie version I can find online is here, on Vimeo. The […]

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 […]