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Great Scenes- Mix 2

February 21, 2017 0 Comment

Today it’s Part 2 of our Great Scenes Mix. There is no bottom to the scenes you nominate could for this category so my criteria was: 1) Clips and scripts. (Find both so you can compare the written page with the movie.) 2) Don’t be freakin’ boring or predictable. (Speaks for itself). The reason I […]

Screenwriting Links 12

February 14, 2017 0 Comment

Good Reader, welcome back to Script Gods Must Die and the Quixote-esque search for screenwriting knowledge! Spanning the globe to bring you the thrill of screenwriting victory and……oh wait, Millennials won’t get that reference: I WAS THE A-LIST WRITER OF B-RATE PRODUCTIONS The agony of defeat is always instructive. It’s also always funnier when it […]

My new Script Magazine article is up. If you’re writing a micro-budget screenplay, maybe check this one out. It details some pitfalls along the path of my making CHAT (photo above) and gives some insight on the earliest formats your script can take in the outlining stage. Here’s a piece of it: “Glance at the […]

Great Scenes: Birdman

January 30, 2017 0 Comment

Want to write great screenplays? Read them. That logic is too facile– like saying everyone who pays for classes at Second City will end up on Saturday Night Live, or win an Oscar like Adam McKay. The walls of Second City are filled with famous faces, but for every one of them who “made it”, […]

This post is dedicated to folks who get confused on when to use Voice Over and when to use Off Screen. VOICE OVER “… and God help you if you use voiceover in your work, my friends. God help you! It’s flaccid, sloppy writing. Any idiot can write voice-over narration to explain the thoughts of […]