Tag Archives: Goodfellas

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 we’ll carry on with the Top 101 Screenplays as voted by the Writer’s Guild Of America. You can find tons of Oscar-nominated scripts at Simply Scripts here. If you ever wanted to go to Film School, here’s one of the exercises we do. Compare and contrast. I’ll cut and paste a favorite scene from […]

Black Mass

October 5, 2015 0 Comment

Here’s a short lesson on why you never want to make your script into the equivalent of a root canal. Why you always, always wanna make a friend of humor, of laughter, even with the bleakest of subject matter. I was looking forward to seeing Black Mass. Johnny Depp vs. Daniel Day Lewis is a […]